Taraji P. Henson’s fiance surprised her with his romantic proposal!
Taraji spilled all the details on how her fiancé, former NFL pro Kelvin Hayden, popped the question. Henson recalled:
“I think he was trying to wait, and he couldn’t wait, ’cause he had the ring, and I guess it was burning a hole in his pocket. I’m in Atlanta right now, filming What Men Want, and I told him, I said, ‘I’m gonna come home for Mother’s Day,’ and he said, ‘Come home!’ And I noticed the look in his eyes, but I didn’t put it together.”
“He takes me where we had our first date, I didn’t put that together. I didn’t put it together until we went into the party room after we ate, and I saw a violinist, ’cause he was trying to say it was his friend’s birthday which it was, on Friday ‘Oh, Ronald’s gonna have a little get-together in the back room.’ And I was like, ‘Aw, that’s perfect. We’ll already be there.
Taraji admitted that it took her a moment to catch on to Hayden’s big surprise. She said:
“I go back there and I go, ‘Ronald’s not into violins, what’s going on here? And as I’m putting the dots together, I turn around, he’s on his knee and then the river of tears just started and my lashes ended up on the floor.”
Taraji P. Henson announced her engagement with a sweet Instagram post on Sunday. Check it out below.
As for the wedding specifics, Henson said she’s starting to plan, but wants to take a moment to savor life with her fiance first. You can watch Taraji gushing about her engagement below.