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Taraji P Henson is engaged but do you know the guy she is engaged to? He is a former football star by the name Kelvin Hayden.

It was back in 2015 that the media first caught wind of the couple’s relationship when they two stepped out at a beach in Miami holding hands.

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The couple have been together for more than two years without so much as a public outing or appearing on red carpet together. The actress only just admitted they were a couple December of last year.

She confirmed it in an interview on Essence’s podcast ”Yes Girl, saying,”I’m very happy. Everything is coming together, “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,” she added. “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.”

The Empire star announced the happy news and showed off her new sparkler early this morning on instagram.

“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 captioned a shot of her new bling. “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS.”

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Kelvin before retiring had played for teams such as Atlanta falcons and the Chicago Bears, where he played till he retired. He started his professional football career after having been drafted by the Indianapolis in 2005.