Actress Viola Davis Says Praying for a Husband Works
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Actress Viola Davis rose to stardom after she had an amazing performance in The Help. Her performance didn’t end in an Oscar win like it did for costar Octavia Spencer, but it did lead to more movie roles. Viola isn’t just adored for her acting skills, but many black women appreciate her because she always comes off as a down to earth actress, and even dared to rock her natural hair on the red carpet as an Oscar nominee in an industry that puts pressure on women of color to rock wigs and weaves. But Davis is also very lovable because she opens up in her interviews and always shares a piece of herself.
Viola plays in another film entitled Beautiful Creatures. During the premiere the other day she opened up about her marriage and the difficulty she had finding love. Viola claims that she was having a hard time finding a husband. But it would be a friend’s suggestion that would quickly change everything in her non-existent love life. She tells the New York Post that when she expressed that she was becoming frustrated from looking for a partner, a close friend suggested that she try praying for a husband instead. And according to Viola, it worked because she met the love of her life and husband three weeks after putting her request in to God.
“I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, ‘You should just pray for a husband.’
“I said I wanted a big black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before . . . 3 1/2 weeks later I met my husband.”
Davis married fellow actor and former college football player Julius Tennon in 2003 and the happy couple adopted a daughter last year.
But what do you think about Viola’s story? Do you think praying for a husband is worth it? And is it the best way to attract a partner?
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