Connie Britton, current star of ABC's "Nashville," talks about her two-year-old son, Yoby, in a Feb. 28 article on People.com. Britton says she works hard to balance her role as mother with her busy career.
“Being a single mom is challenging, but never in a million years would that have stopped me. You get an idea in your head and you’re going to do it,” says Britton in the article.
Britton adopted Yoby from Ethiopia in Nov. 2011. The adoption of Yoby was a milestone in her life, and one that just happened to sync up with her continued career success. After years of success on "Friday Night Lights," Britton landed the leading role of Rayna James on ABC's "Nashville." The role garnered her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2013.
Balancing career and motherhood can be challenging for some, but Britton's doing her best to meet the demands of both roles. She's keeping Yoby's needs at the top of her priority list.
"He comes to the set every day,” she says. “As working moms go, at least I have that luxury.”
Ethiopian adoptions have been increasingly popular for U.S. looking to international adoption to build their families. In 2011 alone, 1,732 Ethiopian children were adopted by U.S. families, according to the U.S. Department of State.
Watch Connie Britton in the ABC's "Nashville" on Wednesdays at 10/9c.