Taraji P Henson is finally giving up more details on her relationship with her new boyfriend, Kelvin Hayden. During an episode of Essence’s podcast, “Yes, Girl!” Taraji revealed she is, in fact, dating Kelvin, and during an interview with E! News, she opened up about how it’s going.
When the reporter asked her what made her decide to confirm her relationship, she said she was “happy” and didn’t actually say that she had been dating him.
Henson stated that the journalists “did their research,” and she never overtly implied that she was in a relationship. She stated, “But, I am very happy.”
Sources close to the couple revealed, “Taraji and Kelvin are a great match, and they get along so well. Taraji is very charismatic and good with people while Kelvin is super athletic and a little bit calmer. She’s kind of like the fire to his ice.”
While speaking with the journalists from E!, Taraji also discussed her latest movie, Proud Mary, and the importance of the film as well as her role.
Taraji said women are currently trying to “take their power back” and are “trying to change the narrative.”
The actress emphasized the importance of showing women in empowering roles, so they no longer feel the need to play the victim.
Women need to learn how to get what they want and how to achieve goals without blaming others for their failures. According to Henson, it’s essential for women to see each other doing uplifting, positive work because it has a snowball effect.
If Proud Mary has the theme, Henson suggests, then it couldn’t come at a better time.
2017 is being described by many as the year that women roared, considering the massive protest in January at the beginning of the year due to the inauguration of Donald Trump, as well as the #MeToo movement. As for what’s in store for this year, remains to be seen.