Taraji P. Henson is engaged to NFL star Kelvin Hayden: "I said yes y'all!"

said yes to the ring!

The award-winning actress announced that she is engaged to NFL star via Instagram.

The “Hidden Figures” star posted a picture on Monday (May 14) of the stunning diamond ring alongside a plate of chocolate cake and strawberries, with “Congratulations” written in chocolate sauce. 

“I said yes ya’ll!!!” the Empire actress wrote. “He started with the Cariter love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!” A glimpse of the shimmering Cartier bracelet can be seen in the corner of the picture. Henson added: “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooo HAPPY!!!!!!” her caption read.

Taraji P. Henson and her boyfriend of two years, former NFL player Kelvin Hayden are engaged

The engagement came as a surprise to most since Henson and Hayden have kept their two-year relationship as quiet as possible until the end of last year.

Henson first confirmed the pair were dating last December on an episode of Essence’s “Yes, Girl!” podcast.

“I’m happy in my personal life. Finally it has happened to me!” she said.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy. I’m very, very happy. I just am.”

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