Empire star Taraji P. Henson announces engagement to Kelvin Hayden

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"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!" she captioned a shot of her new bling. Henson shared their big news with her 11 million followers, posting a photo of her engagement-ring-adorned hand on top of Hayden's. "I'm making an attempt to only get pleasure from being blissfully engaged for a minute".

"We've been together for two years. Finally, it has happened to me!" she told Essence's Yes, Girl! podcast.

Henson says her "Empire" co-stars are thrilled with the news. The film and television actress is always a delight to see on the screen, and it's good to know that Henson is ready to embark on this next stage of her life. "It's just ideal. He did great". "She's that secure about maintaining her integrity, so for her to let Kelvin in, I'm like, 'Wow".

"I think that he did a wonderful job", said Terrence Howard, who plays Henson's onscreen husband, Lucious Lyon.

So when did she know? You're too fly. You're too wonderful.' I was like, 'I don't know.' She's like, 'You're not gonna meet him at home. "Work on it, you love each other, and it's great".

"Individuals are hitting me up", she joked about their upcoming marriage ceremony. "Someone that's that so full of love deserves to have somebody that is gonna do it". @tarajiphenson so deserving you are an inspiration to so many!

"I was like, "Wow, something about his eyes are so gentle.' And you know how they say you can fall in love at first sight from a picture?" Empire returns for its fifth season this fall on Fox.

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