Tyler Perry’s Acrimony may have been described as “A ludicrously scattershot drama in which overwrought feminine rage, diary-of-a-mad-woman craziness, and inept filmmaking are all but inseparable”, but I doubt 47-year-old Taraji P. Henderson is too pressed about that right now. She just got engaged to her boyfriend of 2 years, 34-year-old former NFL player Kelvin Hayden.
I’m not sure if Kelvin did the actual proposing in a restaurant on Mother’s day (Taraji has a 24-year -old son from a previous relationship), but they definitely celebrated at one.
Personally, I can’t think of a worse way to get proposed to. Even just the thought of going out to a restaurant on Mother’s day is abhorrent to me. It’s like regular brunch, crowded times a Million Moms March, where you’ve literally got everybody and their mother clogging up the line at the Dloody Mary bar? Pass. Add to that a public proposal, Kelvin would have been getting taste of overwrought feminine rage upside his head if it was me. Lucky for him, Taraji seems thrilled. And that cake looks fucking delicious.
If you didn’t know Taraji’s relationship status before this, that’s because she didn’t want you to. Back in 2017, Taraji only acknowledged their relationship at all because pictures of her and Kelvin were all over The Shade Room. According to Us Weekly:
“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. I’m very very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.”
Kelvin seems a little more comfortable sharing their personal life. He posted this adorable picture of the two of them on vacation at one of those islands where they have all the hogs.
Great, now I’m thinking about bacon AND chocolate cake.