Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged To NFL Baller!

Posted On : May 14, 2018

A huge congratulations goes out to our girl Taraji P. Henson – she’s going to be a bride!

The Empire star has been dating hunky NFL pro Kelvin Hayden for more than two years.

The 47-year-old announced the happy news and showed off her new sparkler early Monday morning. 

“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!!!” she captioned a shot of her huge sparkler. “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS.”

Taraji Has Kept Her Relationship Private

The Baby Boy actress has managed to keep her romance out of the spotlight. It wasn’t until late December 2017 that she spoke about her long term love.  

“I’m very happy. Everything is coming together,” the star said in an interview on Essence’s podcast “Yes, Girl!.” at the time. “I’m happy in my personal life.”

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” she added. “And you know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy.”


He Popped The Question On Mother’s Day

It was back in 2015 that the couple stepped out on a beach in Miami holding hands. On Sunday, the couple dined with Hayden’s mother in honor of Mother’s Day and that’s when he popped the question.

Henson is mother to 24-year-old Marcell. His father, Henson’s high-school sweetheart, William Lamar Johnson, was murdered in 2003.