Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden Have Ended Their Engagement: "It Didn't Work Out"

Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden have called it quits after almost three years together. In an interview with the Breakfast Club on Oct. 19, the 50-year-old actress revealed that she and the 37-year-old former NFL player called off their engagement. "I haven't said it yet, but it didn't work out. You know what I mean?" Taraji said. "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 the relationship."

"You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself."

She continued, "My happiness is not his responsibility and his is not mine. We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy to make each other happy. So, when one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship, it's never going to work. You have to show up, 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 isn't doing that part either."

Taraji and Kelvin were first linked together in December 2017, and five months later, the two got engaged. Their last public appearance together was in December 2019 at Diddy's 50th birthday bash.

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