Is Cookie Lyon getting some offscreen love? Taraji P. Henson hit the beach with a mystery man in Miami on Monday who was later identified as NFL star Kelvin Hayden. The 32-year-old cornerback is currently a free agent but has previously played for the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. In addition to looking amazing in a printed Emilio Pucci top and shorts, the Empire star showed off a bit of PDA with her hunky, shirtless paramour. The two chatted as they strolled hand in hand, and Kelvin even ended up carrying her bag for her.
The same day Taraji was spotted on the beach with her possible new boyfriend, it was announced that USA Today had named her as its entertainer of the year, thanks to her role as the bold, badass Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox show. The 45-year-old Golden Globe nominee responded to the honor via Twitter, writing, "WOOOOOOOW!!!! Thank you @usatoday so honored!!! #WhatAYear #MoreToCome." Keep reading to see Taraji on the beach with her shirtless hunk.