Nothing scandalous here! Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed a baby girl into the world on April 21, TMZ reports. Her name: Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. Washington reportedly gave birth in Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The Huffington Post has reached out to Washington's reps for a statement.
People magazine was first to report that the "Scandal" star was pregnant in October 2013. "Kerry and Nnamdi are ecstatic," a source told People, but added that "Kerry will still absolutely be keeping her private life private."
And in fact, Washington hadn't spoken about her pregnancy much. She embraced her blossoming belly on the red carpet in a variety of stunning dresses (and even a crop top!), but remained mum about the baby's gender and her feeling about impending parenthood. The closest Washington has gotten to discussing her pregnancy was when she talked about her character, Olivia Pope, with The Hollywood Reporter:
"I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person [Olivia Pope] with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy," the 37-year-old said in April. "It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least."
But this should come as little surprise to Washington's fans, since her and Asomugha's wedding last July was a total shock. No one even knew they were dating.
The beautiful star visibly struggled with her changing physique on the "Scandal" season finale, April 17, prompting multiple outlets to point out all the times her belly was obstructed, concealed, or flat out cut from the frame.
But hey, baby Isabelle has arrived! Congratulations, Kerry and Nnamdi!
UPDATE 6:09 p.m. -- Birth records confirm Washington has indeed given birth to a baby girl.
"Scandal" star Kerry Washington, retired NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha welcome baby daughter, birth records show http://t.co/IaOoPaArtW
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 2, 2014
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