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Kerry Washington has pregnancy handled. The Scandal star recently confirmed that she is expecting her first child with new hubby, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.

“She’s about four months along,” a friend told Us Weekly about Kerry. We knew that Olivia Pope was great at keeping secrets, but Kerry takes the cake for concealing her baby bump from the world for four months. Though there was some speculation about her pregnancy when she started wearing looser dresses (starting at the 2013 Emmys), it wasn’t until now that we knew for sure.

The Emmy-nominated actress wed the San Francisco 49ers cornerback on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho in a secret ceremony. She was previously engaged to actor David Moscow.

While we’re totally stoked for Kerry’s pregnancy, we do wonder what it means for Olivia Pope and her ability to fix any situation. It sounds like the writers are probably going to go down the classic route of just hiding the pregnancy, but we can't help but ponder the plot possibilities of Olivia getting knocked up.


Obviously, one likely baby-daddy would be President Fitz, and that would certainly be a whammy of a plot twist. Would Olivia carrying his child be enough to make Fitz drop out of office? Probably, since he's on the edge of doing it for "love" anyway. Would Olivia hide it from him? Lie about who the father is?

On the other hand, maybe Jake really could be the one to knock her up. You know Fitz would flip out if that happened. And in either case, Olivia's terrifying father would have a thing or two to say about the situation.

All in all, we think Olivia has enough going on without getting a baby involved. However, we trust the writers — whatever they do, we're sure we'll be hooked!

We hope the world can handle the impending mini Gladiator. Congrats, you two!

Are you excited about Kerry’s pregnancy? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: Us Weekly, E!


Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!