Kerry Washington calls out Shaquille O’Neal for sliding into her DMs

Kerry Washington revealed Shaquille O’Neal has slid into her DMs.

“Who’s the most famous person to slide into your DMs, wanting to connect as a friend or otherwise?” Andy Cohen asked the “Little Fires Everywhere” actress on Thursday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live.”

Without holding back, Washington, 46, replied, “Um, Shaq, Shaquille O’Neal.”

The “Radio Andy” host, 55, looked floored at Washington’s response, exclaiming “Wow!”

“He’s a big ‘Scandal’ fan,” Washington explained of the retired LA Lakers star.

Kerry Washington called Shaquille O’Neal out for sliding into her DMs.
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Washington explained that O’Neal DM’d her because he’s a big “Scandal” fan.

The Emmy winner, who was on the talk show to promote her new memoir “Thicker than Water,” also shared that O’Neal, 51, likes to make jokes referencing the plot of her Shonda Rhimes drama series, which ran for seven seasons from 2012 to 2018.

“He’s always like, ‘I’ll do anything for command,’” Washington said, referring to the title her “Scandal” character, Olivia Pope, uses to call her dad.

Along with her A-list DM from the former NBA star, Washington also divulged the most famous person in her phone contacts to be Oprah Winfrey and spilled that the most recent celebrity to text her was Jennifer Aniston.

Washington portrayed Olivia Pope in “Scandal.”
The show ran for seven seasons.

“Yeah, she sent me proof that she had just bought the book,” Washington said of Aniston. “It was really cute.”

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The “Friends” alum, 54, and Washington famously fangirled over each other on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet, both calling each other “stunning.”

“I love Jennifer Aniston and I love ‘Morning Show,’” Washington told Ryan Seacrest before turning directly to Aniston to tell her she’s “phenomenal.”

Washington was on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” to promote her new memoir.

“I love you. You’re so beautiful,” the “Murder Mystery” actress told Washington while giving her a hug at the time.

Continuing to disclose her personal information with Hollywood’s elite, Washington told the Bravo honcho that her first celebrity crush was Lionel Richie and she even had his poster on her wall when she was a child.

Washington has been married to husband Nnamdi Asomugha, 42, since 2013.

The “Django Unchained” star looked back at her and her husband’s first date, telling Cohen that he had taken her out in New York City.

The “Little Fires Everywhere” actress is married to Nnamdi Asomugha.
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“[It was] this sweet cafe on the Upper East Side that no longer exists,” Washington recalled with a smile.

She and the former football cornerback share two children together, Isabelle Amarachi, 9, and Caleb Kelechi, 6, and Asomugha also has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Meanwhile, O’Neal was married to Shaunie Henderson from 2002 to 2011 and they welcomed four children: sons Shareef and Shaqir and daughters Amirah and Me’arah. Shaq is also stepfather to Myles, Shaunie’s son from a previous relationship, and he shares daughter Taahirah with ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh.

Shaq was married to Shaunie Henderson from 2002 to 2011.
He is a father of six children.
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The athlete DJ Diesel admitted to being a “d–khead” to Henderson, 48, during the course of their marriage last November.

 “You don’t know how good you got something ’til it’s gone,” he told People at the time.

The “Basketball Wives” producer, who married Keion Henderson in 2022, told Page Six that she wants her ex-husband to find love again.