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Confirmed: Who Is Playing Olivia Pope’s Mother?

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Gladiators, the moment we have all been waiting for, the face of Olivia Pope’s long lost mother has finally been revealed. 

Actress Khandi Alexander, best known for her role on Treme, has been cast to play Kerry Washington’s (Olivia Pope) mother on the hit ABC drama, Scandal. Alexander will have a recurring role on the third season as Maya Lewis. According to reports, fans will first meet Maya in a flashback during this Thursday’s episode.

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Until now, viewers have been in the dark about Olivia’s mother. All we know is that her mother taught her to be a strong, powerful woman and to “speak her mind.”

In last week’s episode … PLOT SPOILER … Fans learned that President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) may have shot down a civilian aircraft with more than 300 passengers on board, including Pope’s mother.

Last week’s episode left gladiators wondering if the President killed Olivia’s mom.

Scandal airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Eniko Hart Slays On First Red Carpet Since Giving Birth; Hear What Kevin Hart Had To Say!

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Kevin Hart may be the star in the family, but it’s his wife Eniko Hart who stole the show during the premiere for his flick “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle”.

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It was Mrs. Hart’s first red carpet since giving birth to the couple’s first child, Kenzo Kash, just three weeks ago. To say it was a snapback is an understatement. The 30-year-old, who worked out during her entire pregnancy, look sexy and svelt in a elegant black number while her superstar hubby hit the carpet in a black suit with white trim.

Although the couple faced some bumps in the road earlier this year with Kev being extorted over a video showing him cheating on his wife, the couple has bounced back. And on Tuesday night’s jungle-themed red carpet Hart told HipHollywood, “My wife is just an amazing woman … I would not be me right now without that woman in my life.”

You can see Kev, alongside Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and more, when “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle” hits theaters on December 20th.

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