Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged to Former NFL Player Kelvin Hayden

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That is no Hidden ring. Hidden Figures actress Taraji P. Henson is engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden, she announced Monday, May 14.

The actress, 47, took to Instagram to share a photo of her sparkling new ring against a mouthwatering backdrop of chocolate-covered strawberries resting on a plate that reads, “Congratulations.”

“I said yes y’all!!!” the Empire star wrote. “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.”

The couple first revealed they were dating just this past December. Hours before the proposal took place, Henson took to Instagram to share the aforementioned Cartier love bracelets gifted by her future husband. “#ForeverKindaLove,” she wrote.

#ForeverKindaLove 💋💋💋

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Henson is mom to a 23-year-old son named Marcell from a previous relationship.

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