Viola Davis Adopting a Baby

The Help's Viola Davis Adopting
Julius Tennon and Viola Davis
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08/10/2011 AT 03:10 PM EDT

Viola Davis and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, are in the process of adopting a child, the couple tells E! News.

Speaking from the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, The Help, Davis, 45, confirmed: "Yes, we're about to adopt a baby."

Davis said she and Tennon are planning to adopt "domestically," but did not elaborate.

This will be the first child together for the couple, who have been married since 2003. Tennon has two children from previous relationships.

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