In 2018 Taraji P. Henson announced that she was engaged to Kelvin Hayden, years after they were spotted holding hands in Miami. Unfortunately wedding bells won’t be ringing for the couple after all.
Henson, 50, has confirmed that she and 37 year-old former NFL player, Kelvin Hayden have ended their engagement. She was a part of New York City radio show’s, “The Breakfast Club”, group discussion on trauma’s impact on relationships adding “I’m dedicated to Black men, y’all. I just turned 50 and it just didn’t work out. And I tried. I was like, “Therapy. Let’s do the therapy thing. But if you’re both not on the same page with that, then you feel like you’re taking it on yourself. And that’s not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship.”
“My happiness is not his responsibility and his happiness is not mine. We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy to make each other happy. “When one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never going to work.
“You have to show up, and, yes, you want to be understanding,” she said. “But you can’t lose yourself in that understanding. You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself, but it’s hard to do if the other person isn’t doing that part either.”
The couple were scheduled to be married in June this year.