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Kerry Washington ‘yearned for baby’

Kerry Washington

The Scandal actress gave birth to her daughter Isabelle Amarachi on April 21.

The 37-year-old actress tied the knot with husband Nnamdi Asomugha in secret in June 2013.

Kerry’s friend Diahann Carroll, 78, wasn’t surprised when Kerry announced that she was pregnant.

''She wants it. She wants this baby and her husband wants the baby, so the baby is coming into an absolutely perfect situation,” Diahann told E! News.

Kerry made her first red carpet appearance since giving birth at the Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards last week. Kerry was honoured with the 2014 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.. She wore a simple black top with plunging neckline and a splatter-paint skirt with bright orange heels.

“You could smell that she wanted this whole life – the baby, the husband, the in-laws [and] the house,” Diahann said. “There's only a short period when you want all that.''

Diahann was among the guests to attend Kerry’s baby shower in February. The party was held at Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes’ home.

The actress is known for being extremely private. She announced the birth of her first daughter a few weeks after it happened with a message on Twitter that read, “I still won’t talk about my personal life on here. But...I see your tweets. And I am filled with gratitude! XO #HappyMothersDay.”

Kerry is enjoying motherhood. She told the Los Angeles Times that she feels “really blessed” that she is “living extraordinary dreams come true” in her work life and personal life.

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