Actress Kerry Washington, a tireless campaigner for Barack Obama during the campaign, tells People.com of her experience with the Democrat’s family last Tuesday night as he was elected the 44th president of the United States.
“I was in Chicago last week and I couldn’t stop giggling backstage with Michelle,” she said at the L’Oreal Legends Gala in New York Monday, an event to raise funds for ovarian cancer research. “After the big speech, they had tents backstage and we were all toasting and celebrating.”
“They are both absolutely amazing,” Washington continued. “We are so lucky to have such a cool couple … in the White House. Not only are they brilliant and gorgeous but they are just cool, down-to-earth people.”
Meanwhile, the President-elect promised daughters Malia and Sasha a new puppy in his acceptance speech. He has said the “dog must be hypoallergenic” and that he’d prefer a “shelter dog.”
“My dog is hypoallergenic, and I’ve told them all about her,” said Washington, the proud owner of a Shorkie named Josephine Baker. “They are loving dogs and great for the girls. So we’ll see what they will choose.”