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The couple married in 2012.
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As for which of her Scandal cast members found out first, it was the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes.
“I told her five minutes from being pregnant, she already knew, she’s a genius,” Lowes revealed about her boss, adding that Rhimes figured out the baby news after watching clips in the edit room.
“She knows the minute I got pregnant,” the actress said, adding that by her appearance, Rhimes could’ve guessed it was either a “really good weekend eating pizza and beer or I was pregnant.”
Costar Guillermo Díaz also found out after telling Lowes, “Your boobs look super big.”