Taraji P. Henson will soon be a married woman! On Mother’s Day, the famed “Empire” actress shocked fans when she revealed she and her man former NFL star Kelvin Hayden would soon be tying the knot. Of course, most fans are well aware of how she feels about the next chapter in her relationship with her man. But now, she’s opening up with a real run-down of her memorable day. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Taraji offered a play-by-play of the Mother’s Day she’ll never forget.
Eyelashes On The Floor:
On Monday, Taraji stepped out for Fox’s Upfronts presentation in New York City. While on the red carpet, she took a moment to speak with the publication and of course she was asked about the obvious: the new engagement ring she’s rockin’. The actress admitted she was so overwhelmed by her emotions, she cried a “river of tears.” When Kelvin dropped down on one knee, Taraji revealed her “lashes ended up on the floor.”
For Taraji, the proposal was a complete surprise. During her chat with the publication, she recounted the moments leading up to Kelvin’s proposal. “I noticed the look in his eyes, but I didn’t put it together,” she recalled. “I didn’t put it together until we went into the party room after we ate, and I saw a violinist, ’cause he was trying to say it was his friend’s birthday — which it was, on Friday — ‘Oh, Ronald’s gonna have a little get-together in the back room.’ And I was like, ‘Aw, that’s perfect. We’ll already be there,’ ” she said to ET. “I go back there and I go, ‘Ronald’s not into violins, what’s going on here?’ And as I’m putting the dots together, I turn around, he’s on his knee.”
Shocked and Surprised:
She admitted she had absolutely no clue he was plannin’ to pop the big question. Although she believes he was plannin’ to hold out a little bit longer, she explained why she believes he just couldn’t wait. “He surprised the heck out of everybody because I think he was trying to wait and he couldn’t wait,” she told ET. “He had the ring and I guess it was burning a hole in his pocket. And just the weight and the pressure of keeping the secret, he couldn’t do it.”
A Different Kind of Mother’s Day:
Taraji went on to gush about her handsome son. By now, most fans know Taraji usually keeps her personal life very private but with everything that happened on Mother’s Day, fans got a chance to see the other man in her life she rarely shares photos of – her son. “Mother’s Day is a threesome for me,” she gushed to the outlet. “I had my son, plus Mother’s Day, and now my engagement!” For those who don’t know, Taraji also celebrated her son’s birthday on Mother’s Day so it was definitely a meaningful and memorable day.
So Whats Next?:
As expected, people are already wondering when the big wedding will take place. Although fans would love to hear more details about the big day, the truth is Taraji has no answers as of yet. Right now, she’s just overwhelmed with joy. “People are hitting me up,” she joked about their upcoming wedding. “It’s starting to get overwhelming, and we’re thinking, we’re talking a year from now, and I know how fast that’s going to go, so it’s a lot. I’m trying to just enjoy being blissfully engaged for a minute.”
Congrats to Taraji Henson and Kelvin Hayden!