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KERRY WASHINGTON SURPRISES FANS WHEN SHE SAYS SHE HAS THREE, NOT TWO, KIDS

During an appearance on NBC’s Today, Kerry Washington corrected Craig Melvin when he called her a "mother of two." Nope, she said. She’s a "mother of three."

Cue the head-scratching on social media. Did she and husband Nnamdi Asomugha have another secret tot? They’re definitely proud parents to Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, 4, and Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, 2.

But the child she was referring to, according to E!, is her stepchild. Asomugha and Washington also share a 12-year-old daughter from a relationship prior to his with Washington.

Washington was on Today to promote the Broadway play American Son, currently in previews and co-starring Stephen Pasquale. "It's definitely, for me, one of the most challenging projects I've ever taken on as an actor. It's very special to me. It's a really beautiful play about parenting and about love and about identity and race. I feel like the luckiest woman in the world that I get to do it eight times a week," the 41-year-old actress admitted to Craig. "And also...it's really hard!"

American Son opens Nov. 6 at the Booth Theatre in New York City.