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Viola Davis Shares Touching Tribute to Husband Julius Tennon on Their 17th Wedding Anniversary

Claudine Varela
Jun 24, 2020
04:39 A.M.

Viola Davis marked her 17th year anniversary with Julius Tennon with memories from their two weddings and a lovely message for her husband.

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Viola Davis celebrated 17 years of wedded bliss in a sweet post for her husband, Julius Tennon. The actress shared throwback photos and penned a lovely message to commemorate the occasion.

Viola Davis attending a dinner in her honor during the 14th Rome Film Festival in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Viola Davis attending a dinner in her honor during the 14th Rome Film Festival in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

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An image from the couple’s wedding day in June 2003 graced Davis’ Instagram along with one taken during their renewal of vows on Valentine’s Day in 2016.

The “How to Get Away With Murder Star” also shared one photo where she and Tennon are seated closely and flashing beaming smiles.

Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon at the red carpet of the 14th Rome Film Festival in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon at the red carpet of the 14th Rome Film Festival in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

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Davis honored her man by dedicating her caption to him.

“17 years of marriage to the most beautiful man in the WORLD!!!! You have made my life sweeter and my heart bigger.”

Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

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The Oscar-winning celebrity added that Tennon was an answered prayer.

“I prayed for you and God said,"Yes! I have just the right person for you!!!! Happy Anniversary my love... The best is yet to be.”

Davis had been going through a period of loneliness when a friend advised her to pray for a husband.

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Davis and Tennon have an adopted daughter, Genesis, who’s pictured with them in their renewal of vows photo. Genesis was only a baby when the couple gained custody of her in 2011.

On Father’s Day last weekend, eight-year-old Genesis penned a sweet message for her dad which was posted by Davis.

She told him how much she loved him and how "it would just be me and mommy" if he didn't show up in Davis' life. "Thank you for giving me a roof over my head!!" she added.

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Davis, 54, and Tennon, 66, had been dating for four years before they tied the knot. Davis had been going through a period of loneliness when a friend advised her to pray for a husband.

Davis told Page Six that she prayed for “a big black man from the South who looked like a football player" and possibly married with children.

Lo and behold, three weeks later, she meets Tennon who’s also an actor and yes, a former college football player, while filming an episode for “City of Angels.” The rest is what we now know as the beautiful life they share together.

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