According to Harper, he and the Empire star were a couple for nearly two years back in the day (shortly after she starred in Baby Boy), and they were in love. Sooo... what happened there? In a new interview with Unsung Hollywood, Harper comes clean.
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“Taraji Henson and I were in a relationship for about a year and a half, two years. Wonderful relationship,” he said. “Just because you’re in a healthy, great relationship that ends doesn’t mean it wasn’t successful or it was a failure. Not all relationships are meant to end in marriage.”
Turns out, there's a reason none of the actor's relationships ended in marriage. “Absolutely I’ve had a fear of commitment,” Harper admits. “No question. Would it be born out of the fact that my parents are divorced? Probably.”
Sounds like neither of them found love elsewhere — yet.
Watch Harper interview Bill Withers for BET's Genius Talks, above.
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