Awww! Olivia Pope’s Daddy Says Kerry Washington Sings To Belly On Set

February 10, 2014  |  

It was starting to look like Kerry Washington had some Beyonce warriors in her camp, because despite a few random sources spilling the beans on the “Scandal” actress jumping the broom last year and reportedly being pregnant, everyone who actually knows the actress and works with her hasn’t said a word. Until now.

PEOPLE caught up with Joe Morton, a.k.a. Olivia Pope’s daddy, at the BET Honors awards this Saturday and he gave the magazine the cutest little insight into how Kerry Washington handles her pregnancy on set.

“She spends a lot of time singing to it and talking to it to say we’re just playing pretend and everything’s going to be okay, so don’t worry about it,” Daddy Pope said.

“She’s very excited about being a mom. She’s sort of floating around having just been married and now having a baby and putting a family together. She’s in pig heaven, as they say.”


Despite his speaking on Kerry’s pregnancy now, Joe said his TV daughter asked all of her castmates to keep her pregnancy a secret until she was ready to reveal it to the world and, of course, they all obliged.

“We’re loyal to her and that’s what she wanted – she wanted to keep it private – and we thought, ‘Well, it’s her baby, let’s help her do that.’ “

As for his thoughts on what type of mother, Miss Washington, or shall we say Mrs. Nnamdi Asomugha, will be, Joe said this:

“She’s a very smart woman, very kind, very affectionate and she wants this baby – which is the key to it all.”

His advice for her husband and father-to-be?

“Be loving and affectionate and just take care of my daughter.”

Wise words.

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