'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged to Footballer-Boyfriend Kelvin Hayden: Details

Updated On 14 May, 2018 Published On

All set to get married! Taraji P. Henson has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Kelvin Hayden.

The 47-year-old Empire star took to Instagram on earlier Monday morning to announce her engagement with the football cornerback.

The post features a photo of her stunning ring and some chocolate-dipped strawberries on a white plate decorated with the chocolate word 'Congratulations' and the caption reads,

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!!!!!! #GODIS ????????

Here's the beautiful post, check it out.

Considering the couple keeping their relationship secret, the engagement news certainly come as a surprise.

In an exclusive interview on Essence's podcast Yes, Girl! in late December 2017, the Baby Boy actress confirmed that she and Kelvin had been dating for two years.

She said at the time,

I'm very happy. Everything is coming together. I'm happy in my personal life.

She further added,

I'm not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that's important for people to know. I'm happy. I'm very very happy. I just am. And you know, we've been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don't really blast my info like that. But I'm very happy.

Congratulations are in order for this beautiful couple! We are eagerly waiting for their nuptials.