Kerry Washington Welcomes Baby Girl; Stays Quiet for Two Weeks

By: Jodi Phillips

Kerry Washington has always kept her private life private, so when news broke that she had given birth two weeks ago, no one was surprised that she stayed silent for so long.

While she has not publicly announced the new addition, public birth information obtained by TMZ shows that she and her former-NFL husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed a baby girl named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha on April 21, 2014.

The birth announcement shows Washington gave birth at 5:02 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif.  The quiet birth goes hand-in-hand with her quiet marriage to Asomugha and the lack of acknowledgment of her pregnancy during interviews.

The closest the Scandal star has come to speaking of her pregnancy was with The Hollywood Reporter.  “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,” she said this past April. “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.”

Now that the actress has given birth, the TV series directors will no longer have to hide her baby bump with strategically placed lamps, couches, pillows and handbags.

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