Scandal actress Kerry Washington is pregnant with her first child, according to a new report.
Us Weekly says that Washington is due in the spring. The actress is married to NFL San Francisco 49ers player Nnamdi Asomugha.
The two got hitched in June during a secret ceremony in the actress’ home town of Hailey, Idaho. Her parents attended the ceremony.
Washington is currently in New York as she prepares to host NBC’s late night sketch show Saturday Night Live this weekend. Promos for her hosting gig were released last night and you can watch them in our previous story.
Scandal’s big ratings means the show will inevitably shoot a fourth season, so there’s a chance that Washington’s baby bump could be brought into the storyline next year. On the other hand, given the show doesn’t premiere until the fall, Washington may be giving birth before the Shonda Rhimes drama begins filming.
If the show did include a pregnancy for the character, we could see one of the greatest scandals on the show yet: A baby with the President out of wedlock. Would this be an exciting plot twist to you, or a predictable one? It may be inevitable whether or not they shoot it while the lead actress is pregnant.
On the movie side of her career, Washington was in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained as the titular character’s wife Broomhilda von Shaft. More recently she starred opposite Craig Robinson in Peeples this past May.
Meanwhile, Scandal season 3 continues tomorrow on ABC at 10 p.m. eastern/pacific with an all-new episode.
Congratulations to Washington and Asomugha! Thanks to Us for the tip.
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