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Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged to Kelvin Hayden

The former NFL player proposed on Mother's Day.

Taraji P. Henson 2017 Oscars Red Carpet
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On Sunday, families everywhere took time to honor their matriarchs for Mother's Day. But for one celebrity mom, the holiday wasn't the only reason to celebrate. Taraji P. Henson got the ultimate surprise when her longtime boyfriend Kelvin Hayden proposed! The star just took to Instagram to share the news.

 

"I said yes y'all," she wrote alongside a photo of her new (and huge!) engagement ring. "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!!!!!!"

 

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It looks like Hayden covered all his bases, and not just by supplementing his proposal with a Mother's Day gift. In the image, there's a dessert plate with "congratulations" written on it in chocolate.

 

Historically, Henson has kept her love life private, but she recently hinted at the seriousness of her relationship with Hayden. In an interview with Essence back in December, she confirmed that she was dating the retired pro athlete. "I'm happy in my personal life," she revealed then. "You know, I’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. I'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."