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Posted: May 14, 2018

Taraji P. Henson‬ engaged to former NFL player ‪Kelvin Hayden 

What You Need To Know Taraji P. Henson

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Actress Taraji P. Henson is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, former NFL player Kelvin Hayden.

The 47-year-old “Empire” star confirmed the news in an Instagram post Monday, sharing that she got engaged over Mother’s Day weekend.

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“I said yes y’all!!!” she captioned a post of her round cut ring. “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!! #sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!”

E! News reported that Hayden, 34, and Henson, had quietly been dating for two years. Typically private about her dating life, Henson confirmed her relationship in December on Essence’s “Yes Girl!” podcast.

“I’m happy in my personal life,” she said. “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 said. “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.”

Happy Love Bug Day LOVE BUGS!!! #ILoveMeSumHim 💗💋💋💋

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The couple were first seen together in 2015, when they were photographed holding hands on a beach in Miami. 


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Taraji P. Henson‬ engaged to former NFL player ‪Kelvin Hayden

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Taraji P. Henson‬ engaged to former NFL player ‪Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, former NFL player Kelvin Hayden. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

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Taraji P. Henson‬ engaged to former NFL player ‪Kelvin Hayden 

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Taraji P. Henson‬ engaged to former NFL player ‪Kelvin Hayden 

Taraji P. Henson attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. She got engaged to her boyfriend over Mother's Day weekend. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

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