VIOLA DAVIS: ‘I AM NOT GOING TO TRAUMATIZE MY CHILD ABOUT HER HAIR’
Viola Davis loves hair just like any other woman but she is not going to put a lot of stalk into it when raising her daughter, Genesis. The actress recently told Essence magazine that beauty and style are not her priority when parenting.
“There’s not one woman in America who does not care about her hair. But we give it way too much value,” said Davis. ”We deprive ourselves of things, we use
it to destroy each other. We’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair.”
Davis also told Essence about her husband whom she deems a blessing from God. “I asked for a husband who was emotionally available, someone who was older, someone who maybe had a family before,” explained the star. “I like older men. Someone from the South. Someone who loves God more than he loves himself.”
Julius and Viola wed in 2003. They adopted Genesis in 2011. She is their first child together.
HOT TOPIC: What are your thoughts on what Viola has to say about how people judge a mother’s sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks?