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Viola admits that in her younger years, she didn't have much luck in the dating department. It wasn't until she prayed for her husband, literally, that love found it's way to her.
"I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, 'You should just pray for a husband.' I said I wanted a big black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before...3 1/2 weeks later I met my husband."
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These two love birds tied the knot on June 23, 2003 and have been in bliss ever since!
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The couple met on the set of the CBS series, City of Angels. They shared a scene together and the rest is history!
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When Viola prayed for a man who already had children, she got just what she asked for. Julius is father to two sons from previous relationships.
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In 2011, the stars adopted a little girl names Genesis to make their family complete.
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Viola is a history maker in more ways than one but Julius is as well. The Austin Texas native accepted a full football scholarship to the University of Tulsa and he became the first African-American student in school history to graduate from the University's theater program.
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Julius speaks so highly on his wife. He told US Weekly, "She's the sweetest woman. It's so great to see her be all of who she is. That's what I love about her."
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On the red carpet, these two are always arm-in-arm and it's just the sweetest little thing!
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As radiant as Ms. Davis looks in this gorgeous golden look, we think it would be safe to agree that Julius thinks she is the sunshine of his life!
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The Mr. and Mrs. have a production company together adorably called JuVee Productions which develops and creates independent projects across all environement platforms.
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These two deserve an award for this love--it's stellar!
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At the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, Viola became the first Black woman to ever receive a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in How to Get Away With Murder as Annalise Keating. Of course Julius was there cheering the love of his life on!
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In 2016 to celebrate 13 years of marriage, Julius and Viola renewed their vows and it was an all white affair with some of their favorite people!
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"Sometimes she doesn't think she is, but she's wonderful," said Julius of his wife. That's so sweet!
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Viola can wear any color and when she and Julius coordinate it's simply divine!
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We simply cannot get enough of these two!
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Viola thanked her husband and best friend during her acceptance speech at the 2017 Oscars, when she took home the award for Best Supporting Actress.
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On Hollywood's Biggest Night, Viola had her two good luck charms cheering her on!
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Shortly after becoming an Academy Award winning actress, the star embarked on a well-deserved family vacation with her husband and daughter Genesis in tow!
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Bright smiles always look so good on this family of 3!
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