"I learned through experience that it doesn't work for me to talk about my personal life. I've had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine [InStyle Weddings, in 2005, when she was engaged to actor David Moscow]," she shared.
"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.'"
'I learned through experience that it doesn't work for me to talk about my personal life' the newly married star told the mag.
"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," she said on the surprise union.
"I don't want to sound smug about it…but 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."
“My [gladiators are my] closest girlfriends from college, and I’m really close to the girls on the show. It’s a sisterhood.… That’s the big thing that really differentiates me from Olivia: She compartmentalizes her relationships. I really try to let my friends into all of my life. They know that Red-Carpet Kerry is a version of Kerry, and they know that DNC Speaker Kerry is me.”
Season 3 of "Scandal" premieres Oct. 3 on ABC.