Kerry Washington Opens Up About Motherhood: 'My Heart Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger'
By Zach Seemayer
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Scandal is getting wilder by the episode. But let’s not forget that star Kerry Washington is also a new mom to her 8-month-old daughter Isabelle with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha.
Lucky for Kerry, she gets to bring her baby girl to work.
"I'm really blessed because my daughter gets to be at work with me a lot so that’s really fun and wonderful. Everybody at work really likes it," the notoriously private actress shared with ET’s Kevin Frazier Tuesday night at the launch for The Limited Collection Inspired by Scandal’s spring line. "She brings a lot of joy wherever she is so it's fun to have her around."
"I'm pretty picky about when she's allowed on set,” the 38-year-old star admitted. "I go back to the trailer when I can. Sometimes she comes to visit on set but certain scenes, as you might be able to imagine, she is not allowed."
As for how motherhood has changed the actress, Kerry gushed, "The thing that has changed the most about me since I became a mom is that my heart keeps getting bigger and bigger."
"There's something I just read at the table read yesterday that spins the whole 'man' thing on its head. It's like the game has changed in a big way," Kerry responded, with a knowing smile, to a question about Olivia balancing all her men, including Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Jake (Scott Foley). "I'll tell you, everybody's jaw dropped a little bit. It was very unexpected."
"We try to be really tasteful," Washington explained. "Also I think it's like when you read a great book. The more that lives in your imagination, the more it belongs to you, the more you can see yourself in that situation."
"And I think a lot of women want to see themselves in those situations," she added, laughing.