'Scandal' actress Kerry Washington is pregnant with her first child, PEOPLE mag reports. Rumors that Washington was expecting began swirling soon after it was announced that the 36-year-old actress married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, 31, in a secret ceremony 5 months ago.
“Kerry and Nnamdi are ecstatic,” a source told PEOPLE. The baby is due in late spring.
The pal adds that the private star likely wouldn’t have discussed her big news, but with a stint on Saturday Night Live this weekend, “she didn’t want the focus to be on whether or not she has a bump.”
Despite the news, “Kerry will still absolutely be keeping her private life private,” the source says.
A rep for Washington, who was recently named PEOPLE’s best-dressed woman of 2013, did not respond to requests for comment.
Washington, who is known for keeping mum about her personal life, shocked many when she secretly wed San Francisco 49s cornerback Asomugha in Hailey, Idaho, five months ago. The couple had quietly dated outside of the spotlight.
“If I told you, I’d have to kill you,” Washington later joked to reporters when pressed for details on the wedding.
But the actress, who had previously been engaged to actor David Moscow, may have inadvertently given up a few clues about her pregnancy when she showed up on the set of Scandal in early October wearing her husband’s oversize sweatshirt.
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