Connie Britton Adopts Baby Boy from Ethiopia

November 16, 2011
Connie Britton Adopts Baby Boy from Ethiopia

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Friday Night Lights' Connie Britton has adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The 44-year-old actress, who also stars in FX's new hit American Horror Story, adopted 9-month-old Yoby -- a nickname for Eyob, his given name -- after a three year adoption process.

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"I am thanking my lucky stars every day," Britton tells Us, adding that the first time she held her son was "a wonderful moment of completion."

"I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears," she says. "I was just grinning from ear to ear."

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Although Friday Night Lights went off the air in February, Britton told Us in October that a new movie based off the cult hit is "happening for realsies." (Britton also starred in a 2004 film version of Friday Night Lights which the show was loosely based upon.)

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"[The show's creator Pete Berg] is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script. I think it's really a matter of...getting everyone's busy schedules aligned and making it happen," the Emmy nominee said. "It kind of feels like there's a lot of commitment to it."

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