The EGOT-winning actress and her husband, Julius Tennon, have been together for 20 years. Davis previously revealed that she believes she 'manifested' her husband.
Viola Davis has completed 20 blissful years of marital life with her husband Julius Tennon and the 57-year-old actress marked the occasion by dedicating a heartfelt Instagram post to celebrate their "20 years of connection." The EGOT-winning actress shared a number of adorable throwback photographs that immortalize the couple's journey throughout the years.
"We've seen the loss of family members and held each other up," Davis captioned the post. "We've had accolades, triumphs, joy, grief, exhaustion and still I feel your grip. Through the fire and brimstone of life we have held on... together... to each other... understanding no matter what, the promise is to not let go."
The Instagram carousel post included their wedding picture and a shot with their daughter Genesis as well. Through her marriage with Tennon, Davis also became a stepmother to Tennon's two other children from his previous marriage.
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"The Woman King" actress concluded the sweet tribute by wishing her beloved husband a "Happy 20th Anniversary" and wrote: "To the end, my love." Davis' friends and family, which included her "The Help" co-star, Octavia Spencer, poured in their well-wishes in the comment section. According to PEOPLE, Davis had previously made an interesting revelation about her marriage while chatting with Oprah Winfrey in 2022. It seems that Tennon was a godsend gift for Davis after all.
Even though the pair first met on the sets of the 1999 CBS drama "City of Angels," the actress believes that she manifested Tennon's appearance in her life. While talking to Winfrey for an interview, Davis said that a friend encouraged her to pray for the exact type of man she wanted as a romantic partner. "I said I want a big Black man from the South who's probably been married before," she recalled. "Someone who’s maybe been an actor who understands the artistic community... who goes to church and loves God. I said, 'If you give me that, I'll start going to church, God. I really will. I'm committed to it.' And then I signed off, just like writing a letter."
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Surprisingly enough, Davis' prayers were answered a few weeks later and she met Tennon, who happened to be an "ex-football player, been married, raised his children on his own, and was an actor."
"He invited me to church. And I thought to myself, 'Whoa,'" Davis said. On June 23, 2003, Tennon and Davis tied the knot in Rhode Island. "You have to get back to the 'every day' — the taking the garbage out, the cooking, the cleaning—and it's something that I think works with me and my husband," Davis said, sharing the secret behind her successful marriage. Now the couple aren't just life partners but business partners as well as they share a production company called JuVee Productions which brought films like "Lila & Eve" and "The Woman King" to the big screen.