Taraji P. Henson confirms split from fiancé Kelvin Hayden

Thando Kanye
Thando Kanye October 20, 2020
Updated 2020/10/20 at 3:48 PM
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Taraji P. Henson confirms split from fiancé Kelvin Hayden
Taraji P. Henson confirms split from fiancé Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson confirmed that she has split from fiancé Kelvin Hayden, ending speculation about the status of the couple’s relationship.

Henson and Hayden, who got engaged in 2018, were initially set to get married in June this year.

However, when the union did not happen at that time, Henson said it was because they had decided to postpone to a later date because of Covid-19.

“It’s probably going to be more like July. We have to see what this will be like at the other end,” she told “Extra’s” Billy Bush.

During an appearance on the Breakfast Club, Henson confirmed that the couple had gone their separate ways. There had been rumours of a split when Hayden was conspicuously absent from her birthday celebrations in Mexico last month.

“I just turned 50 and I mean, I hadn’t said it yet, but it didn’t work out,” she told the hosts of The Breakfast Club. “I tried. I was, like ‘Therapy, let’s do the therapy thing,’ but 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, an advocate for mental health, spoke of her love for black men and her desire to see more relationships last the course.

“It hurts when relationships don’t last,” she said. “I love to see Black love and I want to see more of it. I want to see our relationships last and make it.”

She also said: “My happiness is not his responsibility and his happiness is not mine,” Henson shared.

“We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy to make each other happy. And so, when one person is taking the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never gonna work. You have to show up and yes you want to be understanding but you can’t lose yourself in that understanding.

“You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself. But it’s hard to do if the other person is doing that part either. That’s why relationships are so difficult—they’re difficult.”

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