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Viola Davis Gets Ready to Adopt a Baby

"The Help" star is about to welcome a new addition to her family.
ESSENCE August cover girl Viola Davis, 45, is having one heck of a summer. She’s already starring in one of the most-talked about movie of the year, and now she’s about to be a new mommy.

On the red carpet of “The Help” premiere last night, Davis told E News that she and husband, actor Julius Tennon, were about to adopt a baby.

“Yes, we’re about to adopt a baby,” she said, though she wouldn’t elaborate on whether it’s a girl or boy. She did add that they were planning a domestic adoption.

This will be the couple’s first child together. Tennon has two children of his own.

Congrats Viola and Julian!