Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is more than just a brilliant writer, turns out she can also throw a mean baby shower.
Over the weekend, Rhimes threw Kerry Washington a baby shower at her home in Los Angeles. According to reports, the shower was held in Rhimes’ backyard where around 50 guests gathered to celebrate. A source tells E! News that the garden party was set up under a tent perfectly placed by the pool.
The insider also revealed that the attendees arrived around 11 a.m. where they were greeted by valet. Shortly after, around 11:15 a.m. the Scandal star arrived in a black Mercedes, stepping out in a light blue dress.
“She loved mixing her work friends with her family and having everyone get to know each other. Shonda was very gracious to host everyone and Kerry was very appreciative,” the source told the news outlet.
Among some of the attendees, Cicely L. Tyson, Diahann Carroll and Jane Fonda, who posted a lengthy message on her website about the special event. ”
“Today I was at Kerry Washington’s baby shower. She’s 7 months pregnant and looking radiant. It was a wonderful party with guests being asked to go into a photo booth and take 6 different poses that were then mounted on a black paper where we could write a message; signing a diaper (I wrote “I hope everything comes out alright!”), putting signed thumb prints onto a drawing of a tree—I had no idea there could be so many nice ways to commemorate the up-coming event and leave loving memories for mom and baby.”
Fonda then went on to describe her emotions throughout the day.
“I hadn’t seen Kerry since she was pregnant and as soon as I saw her with her gorgeous belly I starting crying. Then Kerry’s mother spoke, giving words of wisdom to Kerry and the rest of us about how to raise a baby to be a happy, fully realized, person. I started crying again (and it wasn’t because I wanted to go back and do my own raising of my own kids all over again with more wisdom, though that did press in on me) . . . it was because her words moved me.”
Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their first child together this Spring.
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