The Longest Celebrity Marriages – And Why They Lasted


Viola Davis & Julius Tennon – 17 Years

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Viola Davis, on the verge of resigning herself to solitude, found her destiny reshaped when Julius Tennon crossed her path. In a heartfelt prayer, Viola had sought a companion who would resonate with her spirit. Soon after, Tennon, an actor with a footballer’s past, stepped into her life. Their initial meeting was serendipitous: he chanced upon her expressing her loneliness in LA, leading him to warmly introduce himself. By 2003, they were joyfully wed, and in 2011, their family grew with the adoption of their daughter, Genesis. Navigating life with shared values and a commitment to family, their bond remains as deep as ever.