Gladiators, get ready! Kerry Washington is scheduled to make her first post-baby appearance at the BET Awards in L.A. on Sunday, June 29, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. Her debut at the Nokia Theatre will come two months after welcoming daughter Isabelle with husband Nnamdi Asomugha back in April. (On June 11, she's set to be honored at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in L.A. in a more low key setting.)
The Scandal actress, 37, had been consistently tight-lipped about her pregnancy since Us broke news in October 2013 that she and the former NFL player, 32, were expecting their first child. Only while attending the 2014 Golden Globes—heavily pregnant in a white Balenciaga gown—did she finally mention her baby-to-be.
"I feel like I have the best date of the night," she said on the red carpet while cradling her growing belly on Jan 12. "My little accessory tonight."
Washington later hinted about Isabelle's recent arrival on Mother's Day. "Well…I still wont talk about my personal life on here But...I see your tweets," she wrote on May 11. "And I am filled with gratitude! XO #HappyMothersDay."
Washington's costars also know the drill about baby talk—to this day. "We can't talk about Kerry on the carpet," Scandal's Bellamy Young told Us at The Wrap's First Annual Emmy Party in L.A. on June 5. "I am Switzerland of Kerry." (As Olivia Pope would say: "It's handled.")
The 2014 BET Awards will air live at 8 p.m. EST from the Nokia Theatre in L.A., on Sunday, June 29, and will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. Washington is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role on the ABC political drama.