Kerry Washington is pregnant.

The 36-year-old actress is expecting her first child with her husband, NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha, and is said to be in her second trimester.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: ''She's about four months along.''

Rumours surrounding the star's pregnancy began to circulate earlier this year after she had been pictured in a number of loose-fitting outfits.

Kerry and Nnamdi have been dating since 2012, and they married during an intimate ceremony in Hailey, Idaho, on June 24, where they were surrounded by close friends and family.

The brunette beauty managed to keep their romance out of the spotlight so it is believed she will probably keep her pregnancy under wraps too.

The star previously insisted that she wouldn't talk about about her personal life and is hoping on just letting it ''unfold.''

Kerry - who was previously engaged to actor David Moscow - said: ''I'm walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I'm going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.''