Kerry Washington: I surrender love life to God

October 2nd, 2013 12:20pm EDT

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington surrenders her love life to God's will.

The 'Scandal' actress - who secretly wed NFL football player Nnamdi Asomugha in June - is notoriously secretive about her personal life, but says she lets her religious beliefs and connection to her deity guide her in making romantic decisions.

She explained to Essence magazine: "I believe in surrendering my life over to my creator. I feel as if my relationship with God is the most important thing in my life. If I can get that relationship right, it helps me to understand how to negotiate every other relationship."

The Emmy Award-nominated star has become one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses since finding fame as Olivia Pope in hit political thriller 'Scandal'. However, unlike her character - who enjoys wine by the bottle - Kerry isn't a regular drinker.

Quizzed about her ideal girls' night out, she said: "It would involve a lot of wine. I drink maybe twice a year. I would be with my three best friends from high school or my girlfriends from the show."

The 36-year-old beauty does have a sweet tooth, however, revealing that she only attended childhood dance classes for free treats.

Kerry laughed: "I was a brat of a dance student. I only came every week because they would give us candy at the end of class."

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