Kerry Washington Gives Birth To Baby Girl… Two Weeks Ago!
Congratulations are definitely in order for actress Kerry Washington and husband Nnamdi Asomugha, they are now proud parents to a baby girl named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha.
The Scandal star reportedly gave birth on April 21 meaning that she kept the news of her daughters arrival private from the public eye for almost two weeks!
TMZ reports that the baby was delivered at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles which is a popular choice for many celebrities who are about to give birth, due to the privacy that the suites offer.
‘Amarcachi‘ which is Isabelle’s middle name comes from the language of the Igbo people of Nigeria (where Nnamdi’s parents immigrated to America from), and means ‘God’s Grace’.
Kerry Washington is well known to be extremely private about her personal life, so it comes as no surprise that she kept the birth quiet for so long.
When it was announced that she had married NFL star Nnamdi last June it had come as shock to her fans as she hadn’t previously stated whether she was dating or not. It was later confirmed that she and her husband to be had been dating well over a year prior to tying the knot.
Pregnancy rumours had been circulating since the end of last year and it was only ever officially confirmed when Kerry stepped onto the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.
Kerry later talked about the challenges of filming the role of Olivia Pope in the hit TV show whilst trying to hide her ever growing baby bump.
“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,”
“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.”
Kerry is now expected to take a well earned break with her husband and new born over the next couple of months before the expected return of Scandal this fall.
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Article By: Grant Savage