Los Angeles - Kerry Washington is pregnant with her first child.
The Scandal (or rather The Fixer) actress is expecting her first child with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, who she wed in a secret ceremony on 24 June.
Rumours have been circulating for weeks about Kerry's apparent baby bump, which she has tried to disguise with loose-fitting clothes, but a friend of the star has now confirmed the news to Us Weekly magazine.
The pal told the publication: "She's about four months along."
The 36-year-old beauty has been dating NFL player Nnamdi since 2012, and they couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Hailey, Idaho, this summer.
Kerry and the San Francisco 49ers cornerback have kept a low-profile over the course of their relationship, so the star is unlikely to make a big announcement about her pregnancy.
She recently told Glamour magazine she had "learned through experience" that talking about her personal life just "doesn't work" for her, insisting she wasn't planning on giving anything away about her surprise wedding.
The actress - who was previously engaged to actor David Moscow - said: "I'm walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I'm going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold."