Oscar Winning Actress Viola Davis Shares Her Biggest Fear Of Parenting Her 7 Year-Old Child

Posted On : September 11, 2017
Actress Viola Davis

Oscar winning actress Viola Davis appears to have it all. She has a hit television show in her hand, upcoming movie projects, a loving husband, and a beautiful 7 year-old daughter. However, life for Viola was not always easy as she grew up in extreme poverty. Now, as a wealthy, successful mother, Viola opens about her fears as a parent and how she strives to keep her daughter grounded.


Viola Davis hasn’t shared the circumstances of how she adopted her daughter Genesis. What has been shared is that Davis and her husband adopted Genesis as a baby as her mother was allegedly a drug addicted prostitute. In 2011, Davis adopted her daughter when she was just a baby and she revealed to In Style magazine that Genesis was born from her heart and not her belly.

There are so many ways to mother rather than to carry a child in your body. So many children need parents, and so many of us want to mother. Know that you will experience motherhood to the full extent, Davis stated to In Style.

Vegas baby!!! ❤❤

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Davis revealed to PEOPLE magazine that spending time with her daughter at Chuck E Cheese is one of her favorite things to do. Being a mother just comes natural to her as she revealed that at the young age of 6 years old, she was helping to take care of children. While having a successful acting career is everything she dreamed of, Davis still longed to have a child of her own. Her husband Julius has two beautiful children and seven grandkids, however, Davis wanted to be a mother. As a child, Davis revealed that she didn’t want an ordinary life but an extraordinary life.

It was great, but it was not fulfilling, Davis continues of her “extraordinary life” that did end up happening for her. I wanted my life to mean and be something deeper. That’s when the urge came, and the urge was just very, very, very, strong. So I have a kid now and she is just the light of our lives.

When you think about celebrity children, you automatically think about children that are spoiled with nannies, private schools, and expensive clothes. While Davis wants her daughter to have a better life than she did, she is often faced with the challenge of keeping Genesis grounded. Davis shared with PEOPLE that she works hard to provide a quality life for her child without spoiling her. PEOPLE asked Davis how she ensures that her daughter doesn’t have a sense of entitlement.

You just listed my number one fear, which is entitlement, Davis, 52, revealed to PEOPLE. I never had a house. Genesis has a house. I do shop at Target. I buy all her clothes at Target or H&M. And maybe, if I’m feeling really good, Nordstrom Rack.

Out of everything Davis has experienced in life, motherhood is more fulfilling than Davis ever imagined.

Everything falls into place, the star told US magazine. My whole purpose in life has changed now, and that’s really hard for an actor. Before that it was about me. Now it’s gone.

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