Taraji P. Henson: 'I allowed my proposal to be a surprise'

Taraji P. Henson Dishes on Fiance Kelvin Hayden's Romantic Proposal (Exclusive)

The actress confirmed her relationship with the former Super Bowl-winning National Football League cornerback in December, revealing why she had kept their relationship a secret for two years. She wrote, "I said yes y'all!"

Actress Taraji P Henson got a huge surprise on Mother's Day.

"The previous day, Kelvin had treated Taraji to matching gold bracelets, and she shared a picture of them holding hands while wearing them on Instagram with the caption, "#ForeverKindaLove", with more lips emojis. "And no one would really know that, because I don't blast my info like that, but I'm very happy". "I knew, I just didn't know when he was going to pop the question", she smiled.

Fans rushed to congratulate the star, with one gushing: "I love you taraji and i am super happy for you i can't say it enough love is an awesome thing". You need to meet somebody. I just am. We've been together for two years.


The makeup artist arranged a party full of eligible bachelors for Henson to mingle with, but the star demanded to see photos first, and became enamored with Hayden.

There, the 2 went to dinner on the similar restaurant that they had their first date - one other clue that Henson missed. "That's exactly what happened", she recalled.

Henson says her "Empire" co-stars are thrilled with the news.

Terence Howard says Hayden must be special for Henson to choose to be with him. "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". "She's that secure about maintaining her integrity, so for her to let Kelvin in, I'm like, 'Wow. That's a big move right there for her'".

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