Kerry Washington, 41, married husband and fellow actor, Nnamdi Asomugha, 37, in 2013.
The “Scandal” star has since welcomed two children, 4-year-old Isabelle and 2-year-old Caleb, with her loving husband.
She’s also now stepmother to Asomugha’s daughter from a past relationship, who is now 12, People reports.
But when Washington appeared on “Today,” interviewer Craig Melvin didn’t include her stepchild when he called her a “mother of two.”
When Melvin asked Washington how she prepared for her role in the new play “American Son,” as a mother, she quickly corrected him. Washington interjected:
“I am a mother of three.”
Luckily, Washington didn’t seem offended by the blunder and carried on the interview smoothly. She even opened up about her concerns as a parent:
“The play is teaching me so much every day. I feel like I’m still learning from [my character]. One of the things that I think every mother who sits in the play — every parent, actually, who comes to the play — is faced with the powerlessness of parenting.”
The actress continued:
“That there was a time where you could control everything, kind of, about them in the very beginning. But parenting is a lot about letting go and how you do that with grace and ease and empower your kids to make the right choices.”
The mother of three also noted that having “an African-American kid has particular challenges.”
Regardless, Washington called her journey through parenthood a true “adventure.”