“Scandal” Star Katie Lowes Welcomes a Baby Boy and Shares His Adorable Name
As ABC’s hit soapy drama Scandal heads into its seventh and last season, star Katie Lowes (who plays Quinn Perkins on the show) now has some pretty special company on the couch with her: She and husband Adam Shapiro have welcomed their first child, a baby boy, and they shared his name and pic in the cutest way.
“Baby’s first #Scandal Thursday!” Lowes captioned an Instagram photo that she shared ahead of the show’s final season premiere on Thursday, October 5. The pic shows her new son’s feet sticking out of a blanket. “@shappyshaps and I are thrilled to welcome Albee Shapiro to our family! We’re happy & healthy! #BabyGladiator.”
The photo also features some not-so-subtle nods to the show that fans will love: a glass of red wine and a bowl of popcorn (Olivia Pope staples), and the power drill that Quinn has used as a torture tool to get information out of people. Just some family friendly goodness!
Shapiro shared the news with his Instagram followers too, reposting Lowes’ pic with a sweet caption showing love for his little fam. “I <3 Albee,” he wrote. “And I can’t even begin to say how much I <3 @ktqlowes.”
Lowes announced that she was expecting on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in May, and at the time joked that she and Shapiro, who’s a huge basketball fan, were considering the name Lebron for the little one. While she hasn’t provided any info on where they got the inspiration for the name Albee, we gotta say: It’s a pretty cute one. Congrats to the growing family!
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(Photo via Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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