Actress Connie Britton has recently become the proud mother of a 9-month-old Ethiopian baby boy, Us Weekly reports. The “Friday Night Lights” star has gone through and adoption process that lasted three years and her time and passion for adopting a little one has been rewarded with Yoby.
Yoby is the nickname of Connie Britton’s baby boy. The 9-month-old’s real name is Eyob and she was born in Ethiopia. “I am thanking my lucky stars every day”, the actress said to Us Weekly. She described her union with her baby boy “a wonderful moment of completion”. She says that at first, she thought she was going to cry and collapse into a puddle of tears”, but when the big moment came, she couldn’t stop smiling.
When it comes to her career, Britton, whose “Friday Night Lights” was taken off the air in February 2011, says that there are plans about a new script. “[Pete Berg] is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script”, she said, adding that the real problem seems to be aligning everybody’s “busy schedules” and get the committed to the project.
Connie Britton, 44, was born in Boston, Massachusetts and started her acting career in 1995, appearing in “The Brothers McCullen”. She is best known for her role on “Spin City” , as Nikki Faber and on “Friday Night Lights”, as Tami Taylor. She also starred in 2010’s “Nightmare on Elm Street”, as Dr. Gwendoline Holbrook. Even though she is divorced from her husband, Connie still uses his last name as a stage name, instead of her birth name: Womack. She was married to John Britton, from 1991 to 1995.