If Kerry Washington Is Pregnant, Will Scandal Hide It As Well As She Did?

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So “sources” and a “pal” are saying that Kerry Washington is four months pregnant with her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, whom she married in secret earlier this year. Some say it’s obvious she’s been hiding a bump for the past month, but in reality, all we’ve seen are a few outfits with less obvious waistlines than usual for the slender Scandal star. Now the question is, will there be an Olivia Pope pregnancy plot? Let’s discuss how the show would handle this…

  • Kerry continues to hide her bump cleverly with clothing. She’s in a different place emotionally now, what with all those daddy issues, so maybe this affects her wardrobe. She can also hold lots of props and have scenes that involve her sitting behind a desk (think Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City). Olivia’s got enough on her plate without this complication.
  • Olivia is pregnant with Fitz’s baby. That one night of passion last season would have been enough. And consider the irony, if Cyrus is planning on going after Lisa Kudrow’s Josephine Marcus for giving up a baby for adoption when she was 15. This would certainly live up to the show’s title.
  • Olivia is pregnant with Jake’s baby. Oh, man, consider the cheekbones that kid would have. This would have amazing consequences for Papa Pope, too. Maybe he’d become a softie! Also, I want a scene involving Harrison changing a diaper!
  • Olivia is kidnapped by an old enemy of B613 and disappears for a few months. We’d really REALLY miss her, but we could finally see more of Harrison as he takes over OPA in her absence.

How do you think the show should deal with her (reported) pregnancy? And how much are you dying for her SNL episode this week?

While you wait, let’s enjoy this clip of Kerry flat-out lying to us — she is SO good at secrets.