Viola Davis – ‘I Want A Big Black Man From The South’: Actress Shares Prayer She Said To God Three Weeks Before Meeting Her Husband

Julius Tennon, Viola Davis

Viola Davis – ‘I Want A Big Black Man’: Actress Shares Prayer She Said To God Three Weeks Before Meeting Her Husband 

A lot of people tend to ask for Ciara’s prayer, but it looks like Viola Davis had one of her own.

In a clip of ‘Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event‘, the Academy Award winning actress opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the words she said to God that helped her snag her lover, Julius Tennon. Viola Davis reportedly told the man upstairs,

“I want a big Black man from the South who’s probably been married before. Has kids, because I don’t want any pressure in that department.”

She continued,

“Someone whose maybe been an actor who understands the artistic community. Someone 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.”

Viola Davis met Julius Tennon, a Texan who she describes as an ex-football player, actor and then single father of two, three and a half weeks later. In 2003, the couple married and in 2011, they adopted their daughter Genesis.

‘Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event‘ will be available for streaming on Netflix on Friday, April 22.

According to its official description,

“In this special event, Oprah Winfrey sits down with actor Viola Davis for an interview about her memoir, “Finding Me.”

The memoir introduces readers to Viola [Davis], a little girl who ran away from her past until she made the life-changing decision to stop running forever. Davis shared via Amazon that

“As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.”

She added,

“Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.”

Finding Me Memoir via Amazon

What are you praying for in a spouse? Let us know in the comments!

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Authored by: S. G.