Viola Davis & Her Husband's 'Meet-Cute' Is Only Marred by Her Weird Bagel Choice

Viola Davis is near perfect in every single way, with one blinding exception: her taste in bagel/schmear combo. Here is how we know this: Viola did an interview with The Jess Cagle Show (as part of her promo for Suicide Squad) in which she discussed her career, her favorite directors to work with, and, toward the end, meeting her husband on the set of the show City of Angels. The story is adorable (and we'll get to that in a second), but it was marred slightly by the fact that when she first met her future husband, she was eating a cinnamon raisin bagel. With tuna fish.


You can say what you want about flavors and mouthfeel, but that sounds disgusting. It didn't, however, seem to sway Julius Tennon, Viola's husband and the only man worthy of her greatness.

Here's how it went down, according Viola's interview with The Jess Cagle Show:

Craft services. I was eating a bagel. Listen, every day was about what was at craft services. That was a time when I wasn't thinking about no diet, so I was eating a cinnamon raisin bagel with tuna fish on it. If you've never had it, it's absolutely delicious ... He came up to me and he had his bag over his shoulder and he was like, 'Hey!' because we just did a scene. The only thing I thought was, 'He's good-looking. He's really good-looking.' Then he gave me his card ... I was like, 'A card?'

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We're also like, "A card?" That's ... impersonal. But Viola did eventually call Julius via the number on his card, and the rest is history. Kind of.

She also explained that she waited six weeks to call him -- at the time, she wasn't in the best place and she decided to work out her personal issues before committing to a relationship.

And this is what makes us kind of forget about the bagel for a second -- when we're stressed or anxious or otherwise in a bad place in our own lives, all we want is a very good-looking dude to yank us out, even if we know it won't be good for either party in the long run. It's natural to crave help (or a distraction), and the fact that Viola had the strength to work on herself -- even with that card burning a hole in her pocket -- is why we love her so much. Despite the tuna fish.

Anyway, Viola said that after six weeks, she called the cute guy from the set. She told Jess Cagle that "the amount of love and kindness he had, it just transformed me immediately." They were married in 2003 and continue to be our faves -- which is why we're forgiving her for the bagel thing.


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