Taraji P Henson engaged to Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P Henson engaged to Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson's fiance "surprised the heck out of everybody" with his romantic proposal!

The "Empire" star became engaged to her boyfriend, former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden, on Mother's Day.

"He said, "My friend Ronald, it's his birthday. he's going to have a get-together in this little party room", Taraji recalled her beau had said. He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I nearly passed out!,' she continued in the Instagram post, adding, '#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!'

Henson and Hayden were reportedly able to keep their relationship private, dating for almost two years before publicly announcing that they were a couple in December. "I'm in Atlanta right now, filming What Men Want, and I told him, I said, 'I'm gonna come home for Mother's Day, ' and he said, 'Come home!' And I noticed the look in his eyes, but I didn't put it together".

She continued, "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 and then the river of tears just started and my lashes ended up on the floor".

She has son Marcell, 24, from her marriage with high-school sweetheart, William Lamar Johnson, who was murdered in 2003. "It's not too big".

In line with Henson, Hayden, 34, had initially hoped to ask her at a later date however was itching to pop the query. "It's just flawless. He did great". But, you know, I think that's important for people to know.

"I already knew he was going to Dubai to get my ring. He loves me for me".

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