Viola Davis And Husband Julius Tennon Are Still So In Love

“My life got sweeter, richer the day I met you."

Happy anniversary to Viola Davis and Julius Tennon!

On Friday, the “How To Get Away With Murder” actress posted a super sweet photo and message to Instagram in celebration of the couple’s 14th wedding anniversary.

“My life got sweeter, richer the day I met you,” she wrote in the caption. “I love you like a big ole dog!!! Happy 14 years my love, my heart.”

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The photo of the couple smiling ear-to-ear, dressed in all white, is not from their 2003 wedding but rather from their vow renewal in February 2016.

Standing before family and friends at the reception, Davis made a heartfelt toast to Tennon, who is an actor and producer.

“I really feel alive. This really makes a life,” the Oscar winner said. “If I had to look back on my life, this is the moment that would play out and I would think, ‘Well done.’”

Tennon shared some tender words of his own, calling their marriage “the most beautiful union.”

“Viola, you’ve just been amazing. Incredible,” he said in his speech. “She teaches me every day how to man up, how to agree to disagree but let’s get it done, don’t let the sun go down on your anger.”

He added, “Some doors have been slammed. Some anger has been exuded. But it’s reconciled. Always reconciled.”

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The couple ― who first met on the set of the TV show “City of Angels” are parents to a daughter named Genesis, whom they adopted in October 2011. Tennon also has two children from a previous relationship.

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In a 2016 interview, Davis revealed the key to their strong relationship.

“It’s about the everyday,” Davis told People. “I think that, that’s what people forget when they fall in love with someone and it’s exciting. You have to get back to the everyday – the taking the garbage out, the cooking, the cleaning – and it’s something that I think really works with me and my husband.”

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