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Kerry Washington Opens Up About Her Life That’s Anything But A ‘Scandal’

August 20th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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Okay Olivia! It’s hard to remember at times that Kerry Washington is a proud mama. She and her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugh, have a 17-month-old daughter named Isabella, but good luck trying to snag a pic of the more than likely adorable tot (Kerry is extremely private).

You’d have a better chance of working for B613.

Kerry Washington, SELF Magazine Cover

SELF Magazine, September 2015

The 38-year-old Scandal star graces the September cover of Self where she not only shows off a physique that’s beat to capacity, but opens up about her life as a mom, finding balance, and why she doesn’t care about her pre-pregnancy weight.

“I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to,” Washington shares. It’s pretty obvious that Kerry is in wonderful shape (hence the Self magazine cover) and thanks pilates, among other forms of exercise for keeping her both fit and grounded. “With pilates, I get to bring my true self. I get to go: How can I take care of myself and push myself past my comfort zone?”

It’s quite apparent milk ain’t the only thing that can do a body good. Anyone else trying to Google a nearby pilates class?

As much time as Kerry dedicates to fitness (and herself), she makes it known that her family is still number one. “I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early,” Kerry reveals that explains her super early AM sessions in her converted dressing room/gym.

While Kerry might be willing to open up about her workout regimen, one thing you probably shouldn’t ask her is that question all moms hear: Do you feel back to your old self?

“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

Well said.

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Kerry Washington Isn’t Pressed To Return To Pre-Baby Body: “My Body Is The Site Of A Miracle”

August 18th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Whew!

As a 20something with serious anxiety about how different my body will be when I eventually bear children, Kerry Washington just took a ton of pressure off of my shoulders. While the new mom dropped plenty of weight since giving birth to her daughter, Isabel, last year, she’s refusing to drive herself crazy about getting her pre-baby body back. Instead, she insists that the goal is to be fit, not to rewind the clock.

“A few weeks ago, my manager asked: ‘Do you feel like you’re back? I feel like you’re back,’” she told Self magazine. “She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life.’ I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

Washington adds that Isabelle does, however, offer workout motivation—especially during early morning sessions.

“I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early,” she shared. “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to. It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”

We’re digging the positive spin that she puts on the post-baby snapback craze.

Check out more photos from Kerry’s spread in the Self September issue, which hits stands August 25.

Kerry Washington

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Red Carpet 101: 7 Kerry Washington Beauty Looks To Learn

June 8th, 2015 - By Rich
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Kerry Washington manages to be a stunner on every red carpet. Her red carpet finesse has managed to land her a few roles on screen. She’s very calculating with every look she does on the carpet and she nails it. Although she takes some risks on the carpet Kerry never over does it, and this remains consistent. You’ll probably never see Kerry with a side hip-bearing sequence dress hugging her curves because that’s not what going to keep her relevant or get her movies roles. It will keep her in the news now but it will die out soon and it gets old. Classic yet striking silhouettes have been a successful formula for her brand and from the look of it he has no intentions of slowing that down.

Her makeup is what remains the most consistent. It’s never super contoured or highlighted. It’s just beautiful. We will be looking at images of Kerry Washington, years from now, when chiseled contoured faces have lost their cache, and she’ll still look fresh and current. While her contemporaries are doing if for gram’ Kerry is laying down her legacy for the gram’ and whatever comes next.

Red Carpet 101: 7 Kerry Washington Beauty Looks To Learn

Didn’t See That Coming! 15 Shocking Moments From “Scandal” Season 4

May 14th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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The Scandal season finale is tonight, and it promises to be one that will slay our very essence. But then again, this season has provided shocker after shocker.

Before we go any further, be warned that from here on out, it is nonstop spoiler alerts if you’re not caught up on the season. Shonda Rhimes has put damn near everyone on the cast in danger this season. Let’s take a look at 15 of Scandal‘s most shocking moments from this season.

‘Working Mother’ Selects Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie And Jennifer Lopez For Its Powerful Mom List

May 7th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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For its annual 50 Most Powerful Mothers list, Working Mother featured Queen Beyoncé atop a list of other powerful mothers in various industries. Coming on the heels of Tina Knowles Lawson’s essay about raising four daughters and how their personal traits have added to her strength, Working Mother recognized Beyoncé for her talent, societal influence, work ethic and her PDAs for her own family.

In their write-up, Working Mother noted Beyoncé’s impact on feminism. “To celebrate the one-year anniversary of her Beyoncé album in December, she released a surprise black-and-white video tribute, ‘Yours and Mine,’ extolling her feminism, as well as the joy she’s found in motherhood and marriage.”

Another major mom who made headlines this year and is featured in Working Mom is Angelina Jolie. In March, she penned a New York Times op-ed on removing her breasts and ovaries in order to remain cancer free after finding that she was genetically predisposed to the disease, which had killed a number of members of her family. In her piece, Jolie revealed:

“I got a call from my doctor with blood-test results. “Your CA-125 is normal,” he said. I breathed a sigh of relief. That test measures the amount of the protein CA-125 in the blood, and is used to monitor ovarian cancer. I have it every year because of my family history. But that wasn’t all. He went on. “There are a number of inflammatory markers that are elevated, and taken together they could be a sign of early cancer.” I took a pause. “CA-125 has a 50 to 75 percent chance of missing ovarian cancer at early stages,” he said. He wanted me to see the surgeon immediately to check my ovaries. I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt. I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren. I called my husband in France, who was on a plane within hours. The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarizing, and it is peaceful.

Touching.

Other notable mothers on the Working Mother are Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Victoria Beckham. As we reported last year, Working Mother does not the rank its selectees.

15 Celebrity Moms Speak On Motherhood

April 28th, 2015 - By Rich
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Get ready to blush and gush as these celebrity moms dish on what motherhood means to them and how they manage to have it and balance it all.

All images courtesy of WENN

Sources: Working Mother, Babble, Elle

Moms on Mom: 15 Celebrity Moms Speak On Motherhood

White House Invite: 15 Stars Who’ve Scored!

April 13th, 2015 - By Rich
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A White House invite is pretty much the premier invite to get for those in and out of Hollywood. Since President Obama’s legendary win in 2008 and his re-election, stars have been flooding the pearly white gates.

Click through to see who made the list!

All images courtesy of WENN

Sources: HuffPo, Washington Post

White House Invite: 15 Stars Who’ve Scored!

Throwback Thursday: Films We Loved Before They Were Olivia Pope, Mary Jane and Cookie

April 9th, 2015 - By Rich
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As of this winter and spring, primetime television from Tuesday through Thursday has belonged to three Black women: Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, and Kerry Washington. As of this week, Being Mary Jane, Empire, and Scandal are all number one in ratings during their collective time slots. That in itself is a huge compliment. Arguably three of our favorite and most popular actresses in films are dominating the small screen as well (How do they have time for this and movies?). Some may suggest that this is because the actresses have quite a following; but the truth is they’re all very good-or at least incredibly entertaining shows.

For each of these actresses it has been a long time coming before getting their just due. In homage to their running dominance great performances, this week’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to some of the films that helped establish and solidify these three women in Hollywood.

Films We Loved Before They Were Mary Jane, Cookie, and Olivia Pope

The Power of 3! First LAdy Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington & Sarah Jessica Parker Cover Glamour’s May 2015 Issue!

April 5th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Yes Glamour!

Glamour Magazine recently released a picture of their cover for their May 2015 issue and we couldn’t be more excited!

The cover features First Lady Michelle Obama with Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker. The three ladies have reportedly teamed up for a major initiative that has yet to be announced. The cover and editorial spread was shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Laura Ferrara.

I know many of our readers are wondering why the heck these two actresses are on the front cover with our first lady. However, we’re sure, we’ll get a better understanding once the initiative is announced and the issue is released.

Until then, bask in the beauty of our gorgeous first lady.

 

Kerry Washington Live Tweeted “Scandal” While In Labor, But You’ll Never Guess Why

March 27th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It’s nice to know that Kerry Washington is as dedicated to Thursday nights as her loyal gladiators. In a recent interview with Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, the 38-year-old explained that she doesn’t have much of a social life when the show is in season because her Thursday night plans revolve around being available to live tweet the show and interact with fans.

“Oh yes, I have no social life on a Thursday!” she confessed.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering how this all worked out in the weeks leading up to her daughter’s birth nearly one year ago, Washington had this to say:

“Every Thursday within three weeks of my [daughter Isabelle’s] due date, I loaded up pre-tweets based on the episodes and what I would want to say.”

Interestingly, the wife and mom happened to be in labor while the show was on and do you know what she did? She tweeted!

“I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor,” she shared before confessing to her bizarre reason for doing so.

“I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!”

It has been nearly three years since “Scandal” first debuted on ABC, and the show’s protagonist Olivia Pope has been widely praised as well as criticized. When asked if there was anything she disliked about the political heroine, Washington expressed that there are many of Olivia’s choice’s that she disagrees with.

“I love her. To me she’s like family, and with family, it doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you love them no matter what. I don’t always agree with her choices, but I have a lot of compassion for them.”

As for one of the drastic differences that exist between herself and her character, Kerry said that it would have to be her willingness to address her issues.

“I do a lot of therapy! Not to say that I have it all together, but I think I have a little bit more awareness about my behavior patterns and I do the work it takes to get out of them.”

Interesting.

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