Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About Relationship With Kelvin Hayden: ‘I Knew He Was the One Because He Fought For Me’

With just months away from the big wedding day, Taraji P. Henson is opening up about her new found love with fiancé, former NFL champion Kelvin Hayden.

While promoting the new season of ‘Empire’ and new mental health foundation ‘The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’, the actress reveals how she knew her boo (Hayden) was the one. She says:

“I knew he was the one when we met but you guys get goofy and crazy. And so we had this moment and I shut him down for four months. And he fought. I mean, he was relentless. He made three different emails. And you know ladies, have you ever broke up with a guy and you wish he’d come to the door and fight for you? He did it. And I said, That’s the one.’

My friends would always say, “You’re too hard. Why are you so hard on men?’ I say, Because I’m protecting my heart. I’m protecting me.’ And if he’s about it, he will fight for it. And they saw it come true. They were like, ‘Oh girl, okay we’re taking a note from Taraji boo.’

You have to. You have to be willing to risk it all and walk away from it all. And if he’s about that. He will come and find you and fix it.”


Henson shared a throwback picture of the two of them hanging out together with the caption: “See you soon!!!! NOT SOON ENOUGH!!!! #IHATEbeingawayfromhim”


See you soon!!!! NOT SOON ENOUGH!!! #IHATEbeingawayfromhim

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The couple is currently planning a small intimate summer wedding in 2019 which could be “end of June or early July.”

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