The Scandal star says she learned from her past experiences with relationships.
Kerry Washington used to openly share details about her love life, but now she says staying mum works best for her.
"I learned through experience that it doesn't work for me to talk about my personal life," the Scandal star spills in the October issue of Glamour. "I've had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. But I couldn't just turn around and say, 'I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.' so I just thought, 'OK, no more.'"
Washington keeps her personal life so under wraps that her recent marriage to San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha came as a surprise to many.
The actress admits that although she won't be the one to offer up any details about her private life, she also won't deny the truth.
"I'm walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I'm going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold."
Washington says just because sharing her private life isn't really her style, she's not judging those who choose to do so.
"The point is to do what's best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me."