Kerry Washington pregnant: Scandal star calls baby bump her 'favorite accessory'

(WJLA) - "Scandal" star Kerry Washington - the George Washington alum who portrays Olivia Pope in the hit series - is good at keeping her personal life private.

However, her big secret is out - she's going to have a baby.

As she walked the red carpet at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, Washington called her baby bump her favorite accessory.

Washington married former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha in a private ceremony last June. Despite reports from US Weekly magazine in October that she was pregnant, she never confirmed them.

She was up for the Golden Globe for the leading actress in a TV drama, but she didn't win.