Saturday 22 September 2018

‘I said yes y’all!’ – Taraji P Henson reveals engagement

The actress was given a Cartier bracelet before being given her real engagement item.

Taraji P Henson
Taraji P Henson

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Empire and Hidden Figures star Taraji P Henson has revealed she is engaged to former American footballer Kelvin Hayden.

The Oscar-nominated star, 47, shared the news with her 11.9 million followers on Instagram with a picture of her engagement ring.

She wrote: “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!!!

“#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!”

In the picture, Henson was seen holding the hand of Hayden, 34, in front of a dessert plate with the “Congratulations” written in chocolate.

Earlier this year, Henson revealed she had been in a relationship with the sports star for two years.

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Henson has a son, Marcell, in his 20s from a previous relationship.

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