Grey's Anatomy Creator Shonda Rhimes Adopts Baby Girl

This is the second adoption for the TV mogul.

Posted: 04/04/2012 08:00 AM EDT
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Shonda Rhimes is a mom again! The TV power player, who created hit series Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice as well as the upcoming Kerry Washington vehicle, Scandal, has adopted a baby girl named Emerson Pearl. This is the second adoption for the mother of two, who adopted her first daughter, Harper, in 2002.

"I've been writing adoption story lines on my shows and only a few people close to me knew about my plans," Rhimes told US Weekly. "I think the response was 'oh my goodness' from a lot of people."

Rhimes credits motherhood for jumpstarting her career nearly a decade ago. "Ten years ago in June, when I was in my house with a small, small baby, that's when I started really watching television, that's when I first started to think, "God, all the good stuff is happening in TV," she recently told

Can't wait to see what kind of inspiration Rhimes will find in her newest bundle of joy! is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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