Purple hair, don't care! Kerry Washington walked the red carpet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in NYC, adorably cradling her baby bump hours after Us Weekly confirmed on Monday, May 2, that the Scandal actress is pregnant and expecting her second baby with husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

Washington, 39, beamed on the red carpet in a body-hugging, sparkly, black sleeveless gown that featured a thigh-high slit. The ABC star posed from multiple angles for photographers lined up outside of NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she affectionately touched her growing tummy with one hand. 

Us Weekly confirmed earlier in the day that Washington and the former NFL player, 34, are expecting baby number two. The couple — who tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Hailey, Idaho, in June 2013 — welcomed their first child, daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, in April 2014.

Washington slyly covered her baby bump at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., this past Saturday, April 30, by covering her midsection with a black Jimmy Choo clutch.

In a panel at SXSW in Austin, Texas, in March, Washington admitted that she fights the urge to brag to the world about her little girl.

"It’s like I have these itchy fingers where I want to just show my daughter because she’s so cute and instead I like, send it to my shrink or send it to my mother," Washington joked. "I’m like, 'Look at this picture! Look how cute, look at this picture!' Get it out of my phone into the world, but not on social. So I get the desire to do that, but I want her to make her own decisions in her time and I feel like she already has a lot to navigate in life being the daughter of an actor and a former football player that she has a lot going on, so she should be able to enter this world when it feels right for her and not make that decision for her. Who knows that the next generation of Snapchat will be when she’s allowed to have a phone, you know? Who knows?”

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