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Connie Britton: My son’s amazing

Connie Britton insists she’s “not biased” by saying her adopted son Yoby is the “best person I know”.

The Nashville star welcomed the little boy, now four, in November 2011 and has been raising him as a single mother ever since.

And in a chat with Us Weekly, Connie opened up about her love for her son as she revealed 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me.

Connie stated that number eight was: “I did, however, adopt my son, Yoby, from Ethiopia in 2011.”

She continued: “He is the best person I know.”

And concluded: “I am not biased.”

While Yoby is originally from Ethiopia, he has now settled entirely in Connie’s home town of Nashville.

The stunning redhead insisted that her son is a huge fan of Southern living.

“My son has lived most of his life in Nashville,” she said. “We like it there.”

Connie plays a domestic goddess Rayna James on US TV show Nashville, who is whipping up a meal for her children when she’s not recording songs in the studio.

But in real life Connie is anything but a gourmet chef, and says there’s only one dish she’s ever really managed to master.

“I am a terrible cook,” Connie said. “Except for eggs. I cook excellent eggs.

“My son’s favorite kind are poached. We call them ‘Yoby eggs.’ ”

Connie is currently believed to be single. However, the actress revealed her hope to fall in love again in the future during an interview with Redbook magazine last year – stating that it’s not only important for her, but also for Yoby.

"I would love to be doing this with a partner, and I want Eyob to have a father figure,” she said. “But I also know that putting that kind of pressure on myself or on a relationship would be disastrous.

"It's funny - my married friends tell me all the time, ‘What you have is so much easier.' When you're doing it on your own, you don't have to [argue over] how you're raising the kids.’ ”

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