Kerry Washington, star of “Scandal,” welcomed a baby boy on October 5 with her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha of three years. The excited parents named their son Caleb Kelechi Asomugha. Now two-year-old Isabelle has a younger brother. Washington has been private about her marriage and pregnancies. It has been typical of her to announce her family milestones long after they have happened rather than as soon as they happen. She was married long before she announced that she was married. The same thing happened when Isabelle was born. Caleb was born 13 days ago, but the news of his birth has just been reported to the public. Of course, that’s Washington and Asomugha’s right to share their private life with the public whenever they are ready.
Washington’s second pregnancy
Washington announced her second pregnancy last May when she attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York City. She walked the red carpet with her hand on her growing belly wearing a sparkly Marc Jacobs dress. At the Emmy Awards in September, she wore a cutout Brandon Maxwell gown. The way the dress was made, people could see parts of her bulging belly.
Pregnancy hid on ‘Scandal’
There is nothing wrong with a pregnant woman acting, but Washington’s character as Olivia Pope on “Scandal” couldn’t be expecting a baby, according to the storyline. Therefore, the talented star hid her pregnancy while filming Season 6 of “Scandal.” Producers and writers of the Shonda Rhimes show were careful to have Olivia wear oversized clothes and speak behind lamps and big flower plants. Often she sat and was cast in a way that didn’t show her size. She did the same thing when she was pregnant with Isabelle. Up until now, the public has not seen a photo of the little girl. So, don’t expect to see a picture of little Caleb anytime soon.
The actress, 39, and her former NFL player husband, 35, are excited about their growing family. When Washington spoke with “Entertainment Tonight” at the Emmy Awards she admitted that she had some anxiety about expanding her family. She explained her anxiety is probably because she is an only child. Even in spite of her anxiety, she says it’s fantastic and she is very happy.