Taraji P. Henson is walking down the aisle soon. She was quietly dating former football star Kelvin Hayden for more than two years, now the NFL pro has put a ring on it! The Empire star made the announcement some minutes ago on IG.
“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 new bling. “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS.”
The engagement may come as a surprise to some considering the actress has kept their romance out of the spotlight. It wasn’t until late December 2017 that she addressed their longtime relationship publicly.
“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.”