Taraji P. Henson Dishes on Fiance Kelvin Hayden’s Romantic Proposal

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.”

She continued:

“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.