Viola Davis Adopts a Baby Girl

Julius Tennen Viola Davis Elle - P 2011
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Julius Tennen Viola Davis Elle - P 2011

"The Help" actress and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, welcomed their first child, daughter Genesis, they announced Tuesday.

After revealing her plans to adopt this summer, Viola Davis announced Tuesday that she and husband, actor Julius Tennon, recently welcomed a baby girl named Genesis into their family, her rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The happy parents took a break from their new babe, stepping out for a night on the town for ELLE's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills Monday night.

Octavia Spencer actually broke the news while presenting her The Help co-star with her ELLE award Monday, saying Davis had become a mother "just two days ago," reports E! News

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"[She] really is a new beginning," Davis said during her acceptance speech.

It's the first child for the actress; Tennon has older children of his own.  

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The pair discussed their plans to add to their family at The Help premiere in August. "We don't have any children [together], but we're about to adopt a baby,"  Tenonn told E! News. 

Davis added that the baby would be from the United States, saying they would adopt "domestically."