Kerry Washington’s pregnancy leads to a shortened edition of Scandal season 3

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | 1102 Total Views


Kerry Wahington who play Olivia Pope in the Shonda Rhimes created series Scandal is pregnant and it is rumoured that season 3 of the series has been shortened as a result. The producers of the series will now only film 18 episodes this year, compared to the original episode order of 22.

News broke in October that the 36 year old actress is expecting her first child with  American born Nigerian husband Nnamdi Asomugha. "She's about four months along," an insider told the press at the time.

Washington and the NFL player secretly married on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho. Since then, the Emmy-nominated star has been silent about her pregnancy and her love life.

No further information was immediately available on the decision to trim back Scandal’s episode order. Nine episodes remain in the season, including next week's fall finale.