Viola Davis Adopting a Baby
08/10/2011 AT 03:10 PM EDT
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.