Taraji P. Henson and her fiancé, Kelvin Hayden, had every intention of getting married this summer, but due to the spread of the coronavirus around the United States, the celebrity duo had to call it off.
During a conversation with reporters from Extra on the 31st of March, the 49-year-old Empire star said it would probably be in July instead of June. Henson claimed she and her 36-year-old fiancé want to take special care of their older relatives, who are at particular risk of contracting the illness and also suffering the most.
The actress said to the outlet that she and her fiancé both have older grandparents, especially her own grandmother, who turns 96-years-old this year, whereas Kelvin’s grandmother is turning 86 this year.
Henson claims now they’re just trying to figure out the safest and most effective way to have the wedding. Fans of the couple know she and Kelvin already had to postpone their wedding once before. During a conversation with Extra in February, the star admitted they had to cancel their April wedding on account of weather conditions.
As it was previously reported, Henson revealed she and Hayden got engaged in May of 2018. She took to her Instagram to say, “I said yes, y’all!” The star claims Kelvin dropped to one knee and she nearly had a panic attack.
Speaking with Us Magazine reporters in September 2018, Henson shared that she and Kelvin were very excited to tie the knot because they’re like best friends. However, four months after and the star revealed she was too busy with work to plan the wedding.
While it’s been a challenge to get the wedding started, Henson said her relationship with Kelvin is as strong as ever. Taraji went on to reassure her fans that it wouldn’t be a 10-year engagement. Eventually, they’ll tie the knot and say “I do.”
As it was noted above, the world is currently postponing events, concerts, festivals, movie releases, and every large gathering due to the fear of COVID-19.
Officials stated that the death toll from COVID-19 could be between 100,000 – 240,000, compared to regular influenza that kills between 15,000 and 35,000 per year.