A Look At Taraji P. Henson’s Engagement To Kelvin Hayden And Why The Actress Called The Wedding Off
Taraji P. Henson has been on a journey of self-discovery after her failed romance with Kelvin Hayden. While Henson has continued to work hard and keep herself busy, it has come out since their split the extent to which Kelvin was seeing another woman while with the Oscar-nominated actress.
Back in 2020, shortly after Kelvin was spotted on vacation with Taraji P. Henson in Jamaica, he was reportedly seen getting cozy with other mysterious women that was not the Empire star. The women he was dating got too excited to be with Kelvin and shared images from his house on their social media accounts. One woman named Brittany posed it up from inside his closet. Another girl named Nadia seemed to have been dating Kelvin on and off well before Henson and was photographed in his Chicago apartment cheffing it up.
One of the women Kelvin was seeing contacted Taraji on social media with a photo of the kitchen and a public message. “@Tarajiphenson, I’m sure this kitchen looks familiar to you. Nadia, another woman who was ‘living’ with him. This was August 10th, and during that same time, you started talking to him again, and I’m sure he lied and showed you the text message he sent her to make you think he’s really serious about me now because he showed you the messages.”
The mysterious account continued to release info on Kelvin, stating that this was his “m.o.” It is unclear how much of this Taraji knew, but she opened up during their union about how they wanted to make things work. For a time, they even went to therapy together. She admits that therapy did not help because “if you’re both not on the same page with that, then you feel like you’re taking it on yourself, and that’s not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship.”
Henson admitted that at one point, she felt like she was carrying the bulk of the emotional weight and struggled with this. “You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself, but it’s hard to do if the other person isn’t doing that either,” she told the DailyMail in 2020. Eventually, Taraji announced that they called it quits. Taraji P. Henson hasn’t been connected to any other men since their split.
Her 50th birthday empowered the a-list actress to take a different approach going forward after admitting that it did not work out. “I just turned 50, and I mean, I hadn’t said it yet, but it didn’t work out.” In the time since, Henson has admitted to not looking for love and simply dating herself. This had meant a lot of trips alone, including a recent one to Bali when she went to find happiness after admitting to Angie Martinez that she was deeply unhappy.
While visiting Bali, Taraji kept fans up-to-date on her experience sharing images and video. Taraji has since returned from Bali.