Viola Davis speaks onstage during ELLE's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Oct. 17, 2011

*Thanks to her co-star in “The Help,” news of Viola Davis adopting a baby was revealed before the actress herself could make the announcement.

During a speech honoring Davis at an ELLE Women in Hollywood event sponsored by Calvin Klein and L’Oreal Paris in Los Angeles Monday, Spencer revealed  that the Academy Award-nominated actress became a mom “like, two days ago.”

In her own speech later, Davis, 46, confirmed the new addition, a boy named Genesis.

Davis and her husband, actor Julian Tennon, announced in August that they were planning to adopt. This is the first child for the couple.

Tennon has two children from previous relationships.