Taraji P. Henson Engaged To NFL Super Bowl Champ Kelvin Hayden

By Isha Thorpe

May 14, 2018

Taraji P. Henson's man just put a ring on it! The actress is now engaged to former Super Bowl-winning NFL star Kelvin Hayden and we're so happy for her. 

Penson has always made sure that her private life remained just that. Private. So, we were very shocked when she announced her engagement on Instagram. According to the star, Hayden popped the question on Mother's Day (May 13). Penson, who's a mother to a 24-year-old son, was celebrating with her significant other when he surprised her with the rock. 

β€œI said yes y’all!!!” the actress captioned a photo of her ring. In the picture, her hand is on top of Hayden's, as they sat at a dinner table. The word "congratulations" is written in chocolate syrup on a plate with chocolate covered strawberries and a slice of chocolate cake. 

Penson's captioned continued: β€œHe started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!! πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS πŸ’πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹.” 

Henson and Hayden first went public with their relationship in December. β€œI’m happy in my personal life. Finally it has happened to me!” the actress previously told Essence about her love.

β€œI’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 added. β€œI’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.”

Congrats, queen! See Taraji P. Henson's engagement announcement below. 

Photo: Getty Images

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