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After several months of flowy dresses and much speculation, Kerry Washington confirmed today that she is pregnant!
The Scandal star and her NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their first child. According to friends of the couple, the Emmy-nominated Washington is four months along.
For those haven't counted backwards on their fingers yet, here's a little math: Washington and Asomugha secretly married in Hailey, Idaho, almost exactly four months ago, on June 24. By the time the news leaked over July 4 weekend, the pair was already happily married and, based on this tweet, likely on their honeymoon.
Though the timing means that Washington wasn't secretly a pregnant bride like Drew Barrymore, Camila Alves or (potentially) Olivia Wilde, she does join the ranks of stars like Evan Rachel Wood, whose due date was almost exactly 9 months after her wedding.
Obviously, we'll never find out the truth about the timing. All other TMI issues aside, Washington is notoriously tight-lipped about her personal life, as an interview in Glamour's September issue confirmed. The Django Unchained actress said she had "learned through experience" that talking about her personal life just "doesn't work" for her.
"I've had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it," she told the magazine. "But I couldn't just turn around and say, 'I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.' So I just thought, 'Okay, no more.'"
Regardless, for newlyweds who don't want that kind of nine-month wedding anniversary present, here's some advice: Brides taking birth control pills should make sure to pack them in their carry-on and not in checked luggage in case that baggage gets lost in transit. And, of course, brides should be mindful of their cycles when planning their wedding and honeymoon.