Taraji. P Henson, Kelvin Jayden
Taraji. P Henson and Kelvin Hayden. Source: Instagram.

Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson has announced her engagement to former footballer, Kelvin Hayden.

The Empire lead actress revealed on her Instagram page that after secretly dating the former NFL star for two years, “she is officially off the market” and “she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!”

She posted a photo of her engagement ring in her engagement finger wrapped around Hayden’s hands and she wrote:

“I said yes yโ€™all!!! 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!!!โ€ she wrote. โ€œ#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS.”

Concise News learnt that in 2015, the media first caught a hint of their relationship, when the pair stepped out, holding hands in Miami beach.

In 2017, she addressed their relationship publicly for the first time.

In a chat with Essence’s podcast, she said that “Iโ€™m very happy. Everything is coming together” in her personal life.

She said specifically that, “Iโ€™m happy in my personal life.”

“Iโ€™m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think thatโ€™s important for people to know. Iโ€™m happy. Iโ€™m very very happy. I just am,โ€ she explained.

โ€œAnd you know, weโ€™ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I donโ€™t really blast my info like that. But Iโ€™m very happy.โ€