As it was previously reported, Taraji P. Henson recently got engaged, and for the most part, her Twitter following was pretty happy about the news. In an Instagram post, the Empire star revealed she and her football-playing boyfriend, Kelvin Hayden, are officially slated to get married.
While revealing the announcement at the beginning of the day today, Taraji also showed off her gigantic ring. Henson wrote, “I said yes, Y’all!”
The actress stated that at first, he just gave her a Cartier love bracelet, but it was merely for Mother’s Day. Shortly after the first gift, he got down on one knee and she “almost passed out.”
Even though Henson and Hayden have been dating for a long time, they didn’t reveal it was more than just a rumor until December of last year.
Henson revealed the news during an interview, and a lot of people were surprised about the age gap, which is fairly significant.
No ones upset Taraji is marrying a younger man?
— Kyle Helm (@khelm) May 14, 2018
As it was suggested at the beginning of the article, the vast majority of her fans and followers are happy about the engagement, but not everyone was, citing the relatively big gap between them.
One person wrote, “I feel like the fact that the age gap is so big is kind of messed up. It’s ripe for a disaster because relationships, where the gap is really big, are usually without a strong foundation.”
Another Twitter user added, “I don’t think it’s right. She should find a man her own age.” Some of her fans came to her defense though, stating that her critics were merely jealous.