So Adorable: Taraji P. Henson Reveals The Moment She Knew Her Man Would Pop The Question

attends Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

So Adorable: Taraji P. Henson Reveals The Moment She Knew Her Man Would Pop The Question

The typically private star can’t stop gushing about her hubby-to-be.

Published May 15, 2018

Taraji P. Henson is officially off the market, recently revealing to the world that she is a newly engaged woman.

While expounding on the magical moment, the Empire star gave a play-by-play of how she learned that former NFL star Kelvin Hayden was about to pop the question, and it was sprinkled with adorable nuggets of humor.

While promoting the current season of Empire, Henson went a bit deeper into how she missed several signs that her then-boyfriend was about to propose.

"I was blown away because I started connecting the dots," she said. "I was like, 'Wait a minute. Why is the violinist in here? Why is she playing that song? That's his favorite song.' And as I was connecting the dots, I turned around and he was on his knee and, of course, I cried my eyelashes off. Someone thought it was a spider."

She added that from being so in shock of the moment, everything seemed to freeze, for her, for a second, and she had to be prompted to say yes.

"He goes, 'So, what are you saying?' And I say, 'Yes, crazy!' and I had on this ring, a costume ring, and I took it to my girlfriend and I said, 'Take this!' and then he got back down on his knee to put the ring on my finger and then I just cried," she remembered.

Watch her explain the sweet moment, below, which she mentioned took place at the restaurant they went to for their very first date together.

  1. According to, in addition to these heart-warming details of the engagement, the actress took to the comments section below Hayden's latest IG post to express how much she loves him.

    "Hubby Bear you have made me the happiest woman on the planet EARTH!!!," she wrote. "I promise to love u in this life and the after!!!! I LOVE YOU DEEP and I promise to protect your heart!"

    Literally the sweetest!

  2. 👑

    A post shared by Kelvin Hayden (@kelvinhayden) on

    It goes without saying that Henson's fans are 100 percent here for their love.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


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