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    Who Is Viola Davis’ Husband, Julius Tennon?

    Viola Davis is one of the finest actresses in Hollywood. One of the most critically acclaimed performers, she is a member of the elite EGOT Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award). Davis has been married to actor Julius Tennon for years but maintains a low-key profile.

    Unlike most celebrities, ‘The Woman King‘ doesn’t like unnecessary media attention on her personal life. But it is still worth and interesting to find out more about her husband Julius and the timeline of their relationship. Keep on reading to know more.

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    Who Is Julius Tennon?

    Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
    Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

    Viola Davis met actor Julius Tennon in 1999 on the set of the CBS series ‘City of Angels’, and they connected immediately. Just weeks before meeting him, Davis had prayed for an ideal man in her life and listed down qualities she wanted in the man. Three weeks later, she found her man.

    Tennon has appeared in several films like ‘On Up’, ‘The Simone Biles Story’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Fame’, and ‘Batman v. Superman‘, etc.

    Apart from films, he has also acted in television shows like ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘Lonesome Dove. Born and brought up in Austin, Texas, Julius received a football scholarship from the University of Tulsa and was also the first African American student of theatre.

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    Viola Davis And Julius Tennon’s Relationship Timeline

    Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
    Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

    The ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ actress always prayed for a good man. “Someone who’s maybe been an actor who understands the artistic community, someone who goes to church and loves God. I said, ‘If you give me that, I’ll start going to church, God,‘” she shared.

    Right after meeting Julius, Davis started going to church regularly. They got married in 2003 and in 2011, adopted a daughter named Genesis after years of battle with infertility. Genesis executive produced a short film, ‘A Kids Story‘, at the tender age of eight. Well, she certainly takes after her star parents.

    Julius was previously married and has two children from that marriage.

    In 2011, Davis and Tennon co-founded a production company called JuVee Productions. They have produced several films under the banner including ‘The First Lady’ and ‘The Woman King. Though they keep their life private, Davis has occasionally shared some sweet moments from their relationship.

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