Fans of actress Taraji P. Henson were surprised to learn that the Empire star recently tied the knot with former NFL player Kelvin Hayden. Rumors of their secret wedding circulated after the couple was spotted on a tropical vacation earlier this year, which some believe was for their nuptials.
Although the couple has yet to confirm the news, Taraji’s recent social media posts have fueled speculation. In one post, she referred to Kelvin as her “#HubbyBear,” and in another, she shared a photo of herself wearing a diamond wedding band.
Taraji and Kelvin first made their engagement public in 2018, when Taraji shared a photo of her stunning diamond ring on social media. In subsequent interviews, she hinted at wedding plans but never revealed any details.
The couple’s relationship has been mostly private, but they have occasionally shared glimpses of their love on social media. Taraji has referred to Kelvin as her “rock” and her “soulmate,” while Kelvin has called her his “queen.”
Taraji, who was born in Washington, D.C., is best known for her roles in films like Hidden Figures, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Hustle & Flow, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination. She also starred in the hit TV series Empire, playing the role of Cookie Lyon.
Kelvin, who was born in Chicago, played in the NFL for nearly a decade before retiring in 2014. He played for the Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, and Chicago Bears during his career, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in 2007.
While the couple’s wedding details are still unknown, fans are thrilled to see Taraji and Kelvin so happy together. They join a long list of celebrity couples who have recently tied the knot in secret, including Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
As for Taraji and Kelvin, we wish them a lifetime of love and happiness as they embark on this new chapter together.