Posted: 1:37 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
By Dan Clarendon
The veteran showrunner announced the joyous news of her third adoption on Twitter.
"Been AWOL from Twitter. I totally have a good reason: Tiny Human #3 is here, and she's perfect! Babies are good. Life is good."
Adopting a baby was at the very top of the bucket list Shonda wrote in the days following 9/11. She did just that nine months later, adopting her daughter Harper in June 2002. Nearly a decade later, in February 2012, she adopted another girl, Emerson. And now she has a third child.
Shonda added the hashtag "#2shows3kids" to her tweet, and her colleagues from those "2 shows" — Grey's Anatomy and Scandal — retweeted the news and chimed in with their own congratulations.
"You rock!" added Scandalstar Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope).
"Hope she's fat and smushy!" quipped Kerry's Emmy-winning co-star Dan Bucatinsky (James Novak).
What's even more impressive is that Shonda is running two shows — and producing what seems like countless pilots — while raising three children as, by all reports, a single mother.
You really do rock, Shonda!
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