Taraji P. Henson engaged to National Football League player Kelvin Hayden

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Taraji P. Henson had no idea now-fiancé Kelvin Hayden was going to pop the question, even though the signs were all there.

Henson's friends and family were all in on the surprise.

Kelvin Hayden's return to the limelight has nothing to do with football. Taraji P. Henson can barely contain her excitement in this Instagram post.

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The couple has been dating since 2015.

Henson has a 24-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Henson, 47, and Hayden, 34, have dated for more than two years. "That surprised me. He just did it", Henson told the Associated Press Monday as she attended an annual event where Fox promotes its new TV lineup to advertisers.

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"I'm very happy. Everything is coming together". "Yes Girls. I'm happy in my personal life". "You know, 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". You're too fly. You're too fantastic.' I was like, 'I don't know.' She's like, 'You're not gonna meet him at home.

But Taraji is pleased she let the proposal play out as it did, and added she's "very very happy".

"And you know, we've been together for two years". Henson explained that a "river of tears" poured out of her when she saw him get down on one knee, and before she knew it, her "lashes ended up on the floor". "But I'm very happy". "We'll already be there, '" Henson explained. The couple announced the happy news on Instagram. She also recently filmed a role in the biopic The Best of Enemies, which is expected to arrive later this year.

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Congratulations to Taraji and her man from Pulse Weddings!