Taraji P. Henson Says Kelvin Hayden "Couldn't Wait" to Propose

Taraji P. Henson already overwhelmed with wedding planning

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Have you noticed Taraji P. Henson's glow?

ET's Leanne Aguilera caught up with the Empire star at Fox's upfront presentation on Monday, and the 47-year-old actress spilled all the details on how her beau, former National Football League pro Kelvin Hayden, popped the question.

"He said, "My friend Ronald, it's his birthday. he's going to have a get-together in this little party room", Taraji recalled her beau had said. "He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I nearly passed out!#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!"

But Taraji is pleased she let the proposal play out as it did, and added she's "very very happy".

"We've been together for two years".

"I remember him grabbing me one night and he was like, 'Woman, you sure you want to get married?' And I was like, 'Why do you keep asking me the same question?" Not exclusively was Sunday Mom's Day, however it was additionally Henson's 24-year-old son Marcel Johnson's birthday.

"He shocked the heck out of everyone as a result of I feel he was making an attempt to attend and he couldn't wait", she instructed ET.

The Oscar-nominated star, 47, shared the news with her 11.9 million followers on Instagram with a picture of her engagement ring.

"I think that he did a wonderful job", said Terrence Howard, who plays Henson's onscreen husband, Lucious Lyon. "I'm making an attempt to only get pleasure from being blissfully engaged for a minute". I just love her so much.

However, Smollett warned the the Lyon pride takes their protectiveness of Henson seriously, laughing, "We always gonna have our eye on you, Kelvin!"

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