Scandal actress Kerry Washington revealed she was pregnant at this year's Met Gala (16) when she realised she couldn't hide her bump anymore.
The 39-year-old is currently expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, and in a new interview with People magazine, she explained why she chose to make the big reveal at the prestigious fashion event.
"I hadn’t been public about it (before then),” she said. “I still haven’t made a statement about it because it’s not really how we roll in my family. I knew by the Met Gala that I wouldn’t be able to hide (my pregnancy). The idea that my bump made its debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is pretty fun."
Kerry debuted her baby belly in style, wearing a black sequin Marc Jacobs gown which featured a thigh-high split.
Kerry and Nnamdi, who also have two-year-old daughter Isabelle together, are notoriously private about their family life, but Kerry did reveal to People she has kept a number of her daughter's baby clothes just in case she has another girl.
The couple's relationship only became public after they wed in secret in Idaho in June, 2013, and she refused to comment on her first pregnancy until three months after the news had first surfaced.
"I will say I feel really, really blessed," Kerry previously gushed to the Los Angeles Times after becoming a first-time mother. "I just feel really blessed that I'm kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life."
The mum-to-be returned to work on the set of Scandal at the end of last month (Jul16), after assuring fans of the show she would not be letting baby halt filming.