Viola Davis, husband Julius Tennon and their daughter Genesis Tennon walked the runway during “Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris – Walk Your Worth” show on October 01, 2023, in Paris, France.

In a heartwarming snapshot captured during the event, the Tennon family posed at the end of the runway, radiating love and togetherness. Genesis, flanked by her parents, stole the show in a striking green gown.


Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s path to parenthood began in 2011 when they welcomed their daughter Genesis through adoption.

Davis has been open about her experience of motherhood through adoption, emphasizing the profound love and connection she shares with Genesis.

She once expressed, “I always tell Genesis she was born from my heart, not my belly. … There are so many ways to mother rather than to carry a child in your body. So many children need parents, and so many of us want to mother. Know that you will experience motherhood to the full extent,” Davis has said of adopting her daughter.

For Viola Davis, the path to motherhood was somewhat delayed due to her demanding acting career.

She explained in a 2013 interview, “I always wanted a child but acting is a very self-focused profession. We’re late getting married, late having children, all of a sudden you stop for five minutes and think, ‘What have I been missing?’ [Now] this is bringing me to my knees, having a child. My grandmother had 18 children. Can you imagine? Even with one, I feel I’m always on survival mode, just trying to get through each day. I never thought that I could feel like such a failure, but at the same time I’m amazed at how much I feel like the greatest hero alive.”

Recently, on National Daughter’s Day, Viola Davis took a moment to share her deep love and appreciation for her beloved daughter, Genesis, with a touching tribute. She wrote,”My daughter is my heart. ❤️#HappyNationalDaughterDay.”

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