Actress Viola Davis has become a mother for the first time – she has legally adopted a baby girl.
At the premiere of Davis’ movie The Help in August, her husband Julius Tennon let out that the couple were planning on adopting, and this weekend saw those plans bear fruit.
Octavia Spencer, Davis’ co-star in The Help, revealed the news on Monday when she paid tribute to Davis at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event in L. A., saying how happy she was that the Oscar nominee had become a mom just a couple of days ago.
Davis took to the stage shortly after and confirmed the happy news, also revealing that they had named their new girl Genesis.
This is not Tennon’s first time being a papa; he already has two kids from previous relationships.