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Taraji P. Henson is officially engaged after accepting a proposal from her boyfriend of two years Kelvin Hayden.
The Empire actress, 47, revealed her happy news on Instagram on Monday, sharing a picture of her huge diamond ring next to a plate of decadent desserts with ‘Congratulations’ written across the bottom in chocolate sauce.
Taraji, who’s a mum to 24-year-old son Marcel from a previous relationship, revealed the proposal was the perfect end to Mother’s Day, which was celebrated on Sunday in the US.
She captioned the snap: ‘I said yes y’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!!!,’ she continued in the Instagram post, adding, ‘#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!’
Fans rushed to congratulate the star, with one gushing: ‘I love you taraji and i am super happy for you i can’t say it enough love is an amazing thing’.
Another said: ‘Congratulations you deserve all the happiness in the world. May God bless you guys abundantly. :)’
A third added: ‘Massive congratulations beauty! Such a beautiful ring to go with an even more gorgeous couple Xx’.
While a fourth said: ‘Congratulations!!! @tarajiphenson so deserving you are an inspiration to so many!! Including me!!’
The actress confirmed her relationship with the former Super Bowl-winning NFL cornerback in December, revealing why she had kept their relationship a secret for two years.
‘Everything is coming together,’ she told Essence’s Yes, Girl! Podcast. ‘I’m happy in my personal life.
‘I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am. And you know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy.’
Kelvin, 34, later shared a photo on his Instagram account of himself carrying his bride-to-be on his shoulders with a simple crown emoji.