'Scandal' star Katie Lowes is pregnant


There's another gladiator on the horizon — Scandal star Katie Lowes is pregnant.

The actress announced the happy news while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday.

"My husband and I — we are expecting our first baby," Lowes told host Jimmy Kimmel with excitement. "It's a boy. We have zero names." However, she joked that her husband, Steve Jobs actor Adam Shapiro, wants to name their son after NBA basketball player Lebron James.

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The couple tied the knot in 2012.

Lowes shared that Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes was the first to find out about her pregnancy.

"I told her five minutes from being pregnant," said Lowes, adding that Rhimes told her she "already knew."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Actors Katie Lowes (L) and Adam Shapiro attend The Lollipop Superhero Walk Presented by 20th Century Fox benefitting Lollipop Theater Network at The Grove on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro attend Hilarity for Charity's 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety Show: Seth Rogen's Halloween at Hollywood Palladium on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 29: Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro attend the Dorothee Schumacher show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2017 at Elisabethkirche on June 29, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for Dorothee Schumacher)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 29: Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro attend the Dorothee Schumacher show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2017 at Elisabethkirche on June 29, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Dorothee Schumacher)
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - APRIL 23: Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro arrive at the 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival honors reception held at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort on April 21, 2016 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - APRIL 23: Actress Katie Lowes and actor Adam Shapiro attends the 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival - Honors Reception 2016 at The Balboa Bay Club And Resort on April 23, 2016 in Newport Beach, CA. (Photo by Michael Boardman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 31: Katie Lowes and husband Adam Shapiro attend the after party for the premiere of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' at Paramount Studios on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actors Katie Lowes and husband Adam Shapiro arrive at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Katie Lowes (L) and husband, actor Adam Shapiro, attend the TGIT Premiere event at Palihouse on September 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Katie Lowes and actor/producer Adam Shapiro attend the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Katie Lowes and actor Adam Shapiro arrive at the Los Angeles special screening of 'Life of Pi' held at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Adam Shapiro and Katie Lowes attend AFI Fest 2009 'A Single Man' Gala Screening at Grauman's Mann Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by MARK WOODWORTH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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When Kimmel asked how the legendary TV exec producer knew, Lowes responded, "I think she's in the editing room with us for hours and [spending] hours looking at my face, and she could tell I either had a really good weekend eating pizza and beer or I was pregnant."

Lowes' announcement comes one day after it was reported that Scandal would end with season 7.

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