Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged to Former NFL Star Kelvin Hayden
Taraji P. Henson ended her Mother’s Day with some new bling.
The Empire star is engaged to former Super Bowl-winning NFL star Kelvin Hayden, she revealed via Instagram on Monday.
Sharing a photo of her new diamond, Henson wrote, “I said yes y’all!!!”
In the background of the image, a dessert plate with cake and chocolate covered strawberries had a message that read, “Congratulations.”
“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!!!,” continued Henson on Instagram. Adding several emojis, Henson wrote, “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS.”
Though Hayden hasn’t addressed the exciting news yet on social media, he did post a photo of himself and Henson enjoying a glass of wine to his Instagram story on Sunday night.
Henson, 47, and Hayden, 34, first confirmed their relationship back in December.
During a special episode of Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast, Henson—who is mom to son Marcel Johnson, 24, from a previous relationship—teased, “I’m happy in my personal life. Finally it has happened to me!”
“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,” she added. “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.”
Earlier this year, the Golden Globe-winning actress told People that Hayden is supportive of all of her projects, saying, “He likes it all.”
“He’s just like, my no. 1 fan, there for support. What I love is that he doesn’t really pay attention to it all. He loves me for me.”