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Kerry Washington shows off baby bump at Met Gala

Actress Kerry Washington confirmed reports she is pregnant by showing off her baby bump at the Met Gala on Monday night (02May16).

Hours before the Scandal star walked the red carpet at the annual New York fashion bash, speculation surfaced Kerry and her husband, former footballer Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Isabelle.


While the usually private star stayed silent on the gossip, she let her actions speak for themselves by cradling her growing belly while wearing a black sequined Marc Jacobs gown at the star-studded event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


While Kerry, who also showed off new magenta-streaked hair, walked up the museum's famous stairs, reporters on the sidelines congratulated her on the baby news, to which the actress replied, "Thank you!", according to E! News.


And Kerry wasn't the only mum-to-be proudly showing off a baby bump - actresses Emily Blunt and Olivia Wilde also wore gowns to display their pregnancies, while Blake Lively concealed her stomach with a flowing pink Burberry gown.


The theme of of fashion's biggest night was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, after the Met exhibition of the same name, which takes a close look at the impact technology has on fashion.


Many stars opted to don silver to follow the futuristic theme, including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, her half-sister Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Tyga, Brie Larson, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Lady Gaga, Jourdan Dunn, Cindy Crawford, and Demi Lovato, among others.


Also in attendance were stars such as Uma Thurman, Jared Leto, Lena Dunham, Emma Watson, Rachel McAdams, Nicki Minaj, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone, Amy Schumer, Kate Hudson, Nick Jonas, The Weeknd and will.i.am.


This year’s (16) Costume Institute Gala Benefit was co-chaired by Taylor Swift, who showed off her legs in a sexy silver Louis Vuitton mini dress, actor Idris Elba, who wore a classic Tom Ford tuxedo, British designer Jonathan Ive, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, among others.