Kerry Washington gave birth to her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha on October 5 amid well-guarded privacy so much so that the news remained hidden for days despite the Scandal star’s epic fame. The baby boy, named Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, joins 2-year-old sister Isabelle to give Washington a brand new gladiator!
Kerry Washington’s second pregnancy became publicly known in May while she was attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. She is famously protective of her privacy and the birth of her second child proved it once again. E! News first broke the news about the birth of her son.
The Django Unchained star has chosen to keep the birth private and very few details about it have been forthcoming.
Kerry Washington’s Second Child Born Away From Media Glare
Nnamdi Asomugha married Washington without the media or fans getting a single hint that the actress was going through such a huge phase in her life. In fact, news that she had been dating Asomugha and that the two were in love never made it to the paparazzi.
Similarly, it took weeks for people beyond their private circle to learn that Washington had given birth to their first child, daughter Isabelle Amarachi. The child is now 2 years old and spends her time away from the glare of cameras.
All this happens even as Kerry scales the peaks of stardom with her extremely popular show Scandal where she plays the role of a super-tough woman, named Olivia Pope, who is an expert at handling crises. Washington displays similar prowess in her real life as she manages to juggle her career, family, and personal lives with perfection.
How Kerry Washington Manages To Keep It Private Every Time
Kerry Washington has been around in Hollywood for a really long time, but gained explosive success much later. It came when she had already reached her mid-30s and as such had gained a lot of maturity that younger stars fail to develop.
She has previously spoken on the issue in an interview with actress Lena Dunham on Marie Claire.
“Earlier in my career I was much more super-sharey. There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn’t have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they’re in and you don’t get to say, ‘Oh, I want this for myself.’”
That has obviously changed with time.
Her hush-hush wedding with beau Nnamdi Asomugha, the birth of their daughter, and now the coming of the baby boy have all been examples of how supremely efficient Kerry Washington is at keeping her personal life private.
After the famous couple announced that their second child was on the way in April, the actress, known for her enviable sense of style, was seen sporting her baby bump with pride at many social events.
As The Baby Boy Approached
People close to the 39-year-old actress say that she was super excited about expanding her family. She is said to be absolutely thorough in her approach to staying healthy and keeping her baby well by eating right and practicing yoga.
There were rumors early on that the makers of Scandal would include the pregnancy in Season 6 but they turned out to be false when Kerry Washington herself dismissed the speculation.
“As far as I know, we’re going to be hiding things. But stay tuned!”
It was later reported that the Scandal crew was helping Washington in keeping her baby bump hidden from viewers by veiling it behind big coats and bags and also shielding it behind other actors.
The actress had also shared that she and hubby Asomugha has chosen to keep their second child’s sex suspense until it was actually born. She had declined to share the names they had picked out for their baby.
Kerry Washington has admitted that everything seems to be going perfectly well in her life, so here’s praying that her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha will multiply their joy.
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