It’s official!! Kerry Washington, the woman who made brought Oliva Pope to the small screen, is pregnant with her 2nd child!
While fans are basking in the glow of Washington’s feel good moment, Scandal observers are taking bets on how her baby bump will fit in to the show.
E! News reports that Kerry Washington is expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha.
Two sources confirm the new to to E! exclusively today as the actress strategically hid her baby bump in photos as she attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
For the record, Washington is also expected to walk the red carpet tonight at the 2016 Met Gala and she rarely does so without her hubby, but they often choose to walk the red carpet separately.
Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington
The happy news comes as the proud parents continue to raise daughter Isabelle away from the public eye. (Smart Move!)
Meanwhile, gladiators around the globe are speculating about how ABC may be facing a giant hole in its #TGIT schedule next season if Olivia Pope steps out for maternity leave.
Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant), Shonda Rhimes & Kerry Washington strike a pose at the White House Corespondent’s dinner.
TVLine reports that Washington’s pregnancy news has the network weighing a series of options with regard to Scandal‘s upcoming sixth season.
TVLine has learned exclusively that one of those options involves delaying the show’s return until midseason.
The actress’ first pregnancy fell during Season 3 and led ABC to trim the show’s episode order from 22 to 18. It also resulted in considerably less screen time for Washington, whose baby bump was not written into the show.
Many are hoping that Shonda Rhimes & Co. will opt to make Olivia pregnant this time around… (that could be interesting!)
ABC is set to announce its fall schedule in two weeks, so stay tuned!
Congrats to Kerry on her baby news!
How do you think Scandal will adjust to Washington’s pregnancy this time around?
Should they write it in or would that ruin the show?