Taraji P. Henson Says Popularity Makes Dating Harder

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 06:  Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the FOX TV All-Star party during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at Soho House on August 6, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson Says Popularity Makes Dating Harder

The Empire star says men might be too scared to approach her.

Published August 25, 2015

You’d think that celebrities would have no shortage of suitors and have to beat them off with a stick, but Taraji P. Henson is here to say that is so not the case. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 44-year-old Empire actress said that as her star has been rising, the pickings have become slimmer.


"I think the more successful you get, the more intimidated [men] get. They pull away because they feel I’m not approachable," she said. "Or they're afraid to approach me."

Henson seems totally down to earth and like the straightforward bestie we all wish we had, but maybe the fellas are scared she’s as over the top as her on-screen alter ego, Cookie Lyon. But Henson isn’t letting her single status keep her from getting what she really needs. After a scary stint at the hospital for overexerting herself, Henson has learned the importance of relaxation.

“When I have days off, I just don’t do anything,” she said. “I stay home. I have things delivered, and I just chill.”

To watch her interview, click here.

Click here to enter the #LookYourSundayBest contest for a chance to win FREE natural hair-care products.

BET.com always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Written by Dorkys Ramos


Latest in style