"She Was Born From My Heart, Not My Belly": Viola Davis Opens Up About Her Adopted Daughter Genesis

December 6, 2018 18:36

Viola Davis, 53, has been married to an actor Julius Tennon. In October 2011, the couple adopted a 15-month-old girl, Genesis Tennon (born July 10, 2010).

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Unfortunately, there are no juicy facts why Davis and Tennon don't have own children, but let it be as it is! The most important is that the couple is happy and thankful for their daughter. 

Spilling the beans

The How to Get Away with Murder star got candid about her marriage, motherhood, and aging. She may be an Emmy and Oscar-winning actress, but she's so much more beyond the movie scenes!

Viola Davis adores her daughter and never highlight the point that she has been adopted. 

I always tell Genesis she was born from my heart, not my belly.

The actress also added that adoption is one of the kindest things a human being could do. She said that adopting a kid was as wonderful as actually giving birth naturally. 

There are so many ways to mother rather than to carry a child in your body. So many children need parents, and so many of us want to mother. Know that you will experience motherhood to the full extent.

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The Help star is a caring mother and devoted wife. She is known for her golden heart, persistence, and positive energy, which she always shares both with family and other people. 

Davis has never regretted adopting Genesis and is undoubtedly satisfied with her life. 


Genesis Tennon is 8 years old now, and she's already following her mummy's footsteps into a Hollywood life. Even though Viola is not her biological mother, the girl is ready to be in the spotlight and show off her passion for acting. 

Fortunately or unfortunately, I think the acting bug has already bit her.  

As seen in recent photos, Genesis works the lens and even poses by kissing her mom on the cheek every now and then. She's definitely natural.

It is very kind of Viola Davis and her husband to adopt a kid who was in need to be loved and cared. And one sure thing: Genesis has a fantastic and genuine role model who will always guide her to the best things!

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