Kerry Washington is officially tackling her new role as a mom!
The Scandal star has reportedly given birth to a healthy baby girl named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. She’s the first child for Kerry and her husband, NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, whom she married in a hush-hush ceremony last June.
According to reports, the actress secretly gave birth nearly two weeks ago at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA April 21.
The very private star recently opened up about the challenges she’s faced while filming Scandal. (Her pregnancy was not written into the ABC drama.)
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“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,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s definitely been complicated to say the least. I’ve learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.”
She also mentioned her growing baby bump at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards Jan. 12.
“I feel like I have the best date of the night,” she said. “My little accessory tonight.”
On Feb. 23, Kerry was joined by her loved ones for a baby shower held at the Hancock Park, Calif., home of Scandal show creator, Shonda Rhimes.
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“Kerry looked ecstatic to be surrounded by so many family members and friends,” an insider told E! News. “She loved mixing her work friends with her family and having everyone get to know each other. Shonda was gracious to host everyone and Kerry was very appreciative. She felt so loved she didn’t want the day to end.”
TMZ broke the news of Kerry’s birth.
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