It’s official. Scandal star, Kerry Washington is expecting her second child!

The actress confirmed the news when walking the Met Gala 2016 red carpet on Monday evening, cradling her tiny baby bump.  Washington is expecting her second child with husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The pair have a two-year-old daughter, Isabelle, who they have chosen to keep out of the public eye.

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Although pregnancy rumours surfaced days before Washington’s Met Gala appearance when she attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C, it was the way she held her baby bump in the black lace Marc Jacobs dress on the Met Gala that pretty much confirmed the news. Thereafter, sources close to the actress confirmed to E! Online.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kerry Washington attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Kerry Washington attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Washington is known to keep her private life very private. Without revealing too much, she chatted to Los Angeles Times just after becoming a first-time mother:  “I will say I feel really, really blessed. I just feel really blessed that I’m kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life.”

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The Met Gala 2016 red carpet came with many other unexpected surprises. The theme for the night was ‘Manus x Machina-theme: Fashion in an Age of Technology’, and attendees definitely did not disappoint!

Below are some of our highlights:

– Essence.com; E! Online

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