Actress Taraji P. Henson And Former Football Player Kelvin Hayden Are Engaged!

May 14, 2018  |  


Mother’s Day was an occasion that not only celebrated Taraji P. Henson’s role as a kick-ass mom to her only son, but it will now become the day that the Hidden Figures actress got engaged to former footballer boyfriend Kelvin Hayden.

This morning, the 47-year-old shared the news on social media with a photo of her hand over his wearing a classic cut diamond engagement ring. Her caption gives us a little preview into how he popped the question.

“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!!! 😩😩😂😂😂#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS 💍💋💋💋,” it reads.

Now, that is the way to surprise a woman! And it seems that Hayden was dropping clues that he would make Henson his forever lady when he bought them both matching bracelets. On Saturday, Henson shared a photo of their lovebird twinnery with the caption “#ForeverKindaLove 💋💋💋.”

Henson and Hayden have been linked for over two years, but she only publicly admitted to being in a relationship with him in December 2017 on Essence’s Yes, Girl podcast. She remained close-mouthed about the relationship until it became “very serious.”

“I’m happy in my personal life. Finally, it has happened to me!” she told the podcast. “You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy. I’m very, very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.”

Henson is always front-and-center when it comes to rooting for others. Let’s root for a happy and everlasting union for this beautiful black couple. And of course, we will keep you updated on the big day. Cheers!

Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford

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