By Zoe Szathmary, ,
Published May 16, 2018
Taraji P. Henson is due to marry NFL star Kelvin Hayden, the actress revealed this week.
“I said yes y’all!!!” she captioned a Monday Instagram post of a photo showing two hands together -- as well as an engagement ring.
The 47-year-old actress said, “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!”
In part of her caption, Henson wrote, “#sheisofficiallyoffthemarketand she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!”
Henson, who has a 24-year-old son from a prior relationship, received dozens of comments from users offering their well-wishes.
Hayden later shared a photo on his Instagram account Monday of himself carrying Henson on his shoulders with a simple crown emoji.
The 34-year-old intercepted a pass for a 56-yard touchdown when the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 during the Super Bowl played in 2007. He also played for Atlanta and finished his NFL career with the Bears in 2014.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.