kept husband made a rare appearance over the weekend. She was there to support the five honorees including her 'dear friend,' the legendary actress Cicely Tyson.
Kerry Washington swayed the spotlight her way in sexy style as she attended the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.
The Scandal star, 38, proved that title right in her strapless black corset gown that featured blue feather details around the bust and fit snugly to the hips before flaring out into a decadently long train.
Kerry, who was joined at the event by her husband Nnamdi Asomugh, broke away from his side for a few minutes to take that red carpet by storm.
Her husband of two-and-a-half years - and former NFL player - looked suave next to Kerry in a black tuxedo and bow tie.
The couple, who share a 20-month-old daughter named Isabelle, wed in a hush-hush June 24 ceremony in Hailey, Idaho after dating a year, E! News reported at the time.
Nabbing the role of crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the ABC drama Scandal has been life-altering as well.
'One of the most profound things for me about [Scandal] is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say "I want to be Olivia Pope,"' Kerry told Vanity Fair's August issue.
'It's especially profound in a place like South Africa. It's called The Fixer over there, and it just started its second season.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at the ceremony that was held at the The Kennedy Center Hall of States
Kerry, meanwhile, continued her star streak as she mingled with real-life politicos during the reception at the White House.
Other celebrity attendees included Miranda Lambert, Viola Davis and more.