Kerry Washington let her kids eat ice cream for breakfast to celebrate historic Biden-Harris win: ‘We get ice cream…and also democracy!’
Speaking to People on Tuesday, the 43-year-old Scandal actress recounted the momentous day in her household, even letting her kids indulge in ice cream for breakfast.
‘They were like, ‘We get ice cream!’ And I was like, ‘And also democracy!’,’ she said.
Momentous morning: Kerry Washington, 43, shared that she let her kids eat ice cream for breakfast after Biden won the election. She is pictured December 2019
Washington and her husband of seven years Nnamdi Asomugha, 39, and two children Isabelle, six, and Caleb, four, had a fun morning that did not stop with the ice cream.
Blowing off some much needed steam after a stressful few days glued to the tv, the Scandal actress said she and her family expended their energy outside.
‘I was hanging out with my family, and it was actually raining here. My kids and I, [as soon as we heard the news], we went out and danced in the rain. We were splashing around in puddles and just enjoying it,’ she said.
Previously putting the election in terms that her children could understand, she told Jimmy Kimmel in a recent interview that she talked to them about ‘bad guys and good guys.’
Sweet release: The Scandal actress said she was happy to let her kids ‘get ice cream and also democracy,’ after hearing the election news
‘In our house, superheroes are the people who vote and the people who work at the polls and the people who community organize and leave the world a better place,’ she said.
After being very vocal about her support of the Biden-Harris campaign and also taking to the streets to encourage Americans to vote, the news came as a huge relief.
Well-known for her role as Olivia Pope – a former White House communications director turned crisis manager – on Scandal, her political activism – not only on tv – has continued to be an integral part of her life.
‘I guess for me, it’s not so much that I want to use my celebrity to tell people what to do. It’s more just that as Americans, we live in a democracy that needs all of us to contribute and to use our voices,’ she shared.
Full support: Washington recently took to social media to share a selfie with President-Elect Joe Biden as she wished him a Happy Birthday; social post from November 20th
She continued to talk about social media and how it has proven a very effective platform to enact change while ‘reminding people of how powerful they are.’
‘I’m not using social media to say, ‘I’m Kerry Washington, listen to me.’ I’m more saying, ‘I want you all to know that your voices are as important as mine. For this democracy to work, we need all of us to show up and to contribute’,’ she said.
The Django Unchained actress concluded, ‘Each and every set of eyeballs, each and every follower that I have, they too are part of the solution. They’re part of the voices that we need in this choir or democracy.’
Celebrity power: Using her social media and her voice to enact change, Washington said ‘As Americans, we live in a democracy that needs all of us to contribute and to use our voices’; pictured September