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

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Not only did the actress get to celebrate being a proud mom to her son Marcel, 24, but she ended the night by getting engaged to former National Football League player Kelvin Hayden and she's still over the moon about her big news. Alongside a photograph of her sparkling engagement ring and a congratulatory cake, Taraji wrote: "I said yes y'all!"

So after opening up her Mother's Day gift, a Cartier Love bracelet, the two headed out for a dinner moment she'll never forget.

Henson and Hayden were reportedly able to keep their relationship private, dating for almost two years before publicly announcing that they were a couple in December. "Finally it has happened to me!" she said. "I didn't put it together until we went into the party room after we ate, and I saw a violinist".

"I've never known any person that she's worked with that's ever been able to go on a date with her, you know", Howard 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!"

Henson has a son, Marcel, from a previous relationship.

"I knew he was gonna pop the question because he all but told me himself". "It's not too big".

A Cartier love bracelet and an engagement ring? "It's just flawless. He did great". "He loves me for me".

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