Kit Steinkellner
March 29, 2015 11:09 am

We already knew Kerry Washington was a gladiator on “Scandal” because she’s OLIVIA POPE, she pretty much invented modern gladiator-dom. And we already knew that Washington was a gladiator IRL because did you SEE her GLAAD Awards speech about equality?  So we didn’t really need any more proof that Kerry Washington is a gladiator both on and off screen, but we do love this anecdote we just heard that basically confirms Washington’s status as the warrior-est of women.

So as any “Scandal” fan with a Twitter account knows, one of the great things about watching this political thriller in real time is going on your phone during commercial breaks and seeing what the cast live-tweeted about all the soapy goodness we just watched.

As it turns out, Kerry Washington, mom of now 11-month old Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, went into labor last April on a Thursday, just in time for another installment of “Scandal”. She TOTALLY would have been excused from live-tweeting that ep (major life event > Twitter), but she tweeted through the hour like a boss.

As devoted as she is to her following, fan-love was actually NOT the reason behind Washington gritting her teeth and Twitter-bearing it. As she explained to Net-a-Porter mag:

“I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor. I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!”

Keeping your private life private, respect Kerry. We love you! XOXO, your adoring gladiators.

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