Taraji P. Henson Engaged to Former NFL Player

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Taraji P. Henson ended Mother’s Day with a ring on Sunday night. While enjoying a nice dinner, the Empire star was surprised by her boyfriend, Kelvin Hayden, with an engagement. The actress was overwhelmed with joy as she shared the news with everyone on Instagram commenting, “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!” The posted picture featured the two’s hand together with a rock on her finger.

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“I said yes y’all!!! He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!”

The 47-year-old actress and the former NFL player have been dating for over a year now, making it appropriate timing to head down the aisle; Yet this came as a huge shock to Henson, who has a son, Marcel, from her past relationship.

Things look to be on the rise for Taraji as she still currently plays Cookie in the Emmy nominated show Empire and casted in many hit movies like Hidden Figures and Tyler Perry’s Acrimony. She has openly shared her struggles making it in the entertainment industry in the past. Putting her work life aside, she is completely content with her home life. She stated in an interview back in 2017, “I’m very happy. Everything is coming together.”

Congrats Taraji!

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