Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson engaged to ex-footballer

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson engaged to ex-footballer

As a former cornerback, Kelvin Hayden found the ideal cover to disguise his proposal plans to to "Empire" actress Taraji P. Henson: Mother's Day.

The actress shared a picture of the ring - which appears to be a solitaire of impressive proportions and sparkle - to her Instagram saying, "I said yes y'all!".

So Taraji P Henson was happy to flaunt her new engagement bling during the Fox Upfront presentation in NYC on Monday. "We've been together for two years". She surprised everyone on Mother's Day with her massive diamond engagement ring! "Finally, it has happened to me!" she told Essence's Yes, Girl! podcast. "I'm very happy. Everything is coming together", she exclaimed.

"I'm not the type to blast my personal business". "And no one would really know that, because I don't blast my info like that, but I'm very happy".


Henson has a son, Marcel, 24, from a previous relationship with William Johnson.

"In part of her caption, Henson wrote, "#sheisofficiallyoffthemarketand she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!"

Hayden, 34, is a former Super Bowl-winning National Football League star who got his coveted ring while playing cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts.

Henson, 47, and Hayden, 34, have dated for more than two years. I'm very, very happy. "What I love is that he doesn't really pay attention to it all".

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