Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged — Check Out Her Beautiful New Bling!

Taraji P. Henson engagement ring

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Taraji P. Henson has been busy both on screen and off. She starred as an assassin in the thriller “Proud Mary,” which hit theaters earlier this year, and her hit show, “Empire,” was just picked up for a fifth season. Now, it looks like the 47-year-old actress will be spending her spare time planning a wedding. On Sunday, Henson accepted a proposal from long-time boyfriend Kelvin Hayden.

“I said yes ya’ll!!!” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her shiny new diamond. Hayden, a former NFL player, gifted his leading lady with a Cartier love bracelet for Mother’s Day before dropping to his knee and popping the question over dinner. Though details of the ring have not been released, it appears to be a round-cut diamond with beautiful brilliance in a simple setting.

“I almost passed out!!!” Henson continued in her caption.


Though news of their relationship just went public in December, Henson has been quietly dating the football star for more than two years. “I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” she told Essence at the time. Congratulations are in order!

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