Taraji P. Henson engaged to National Football League player Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson engaged to National Football League player Kelvin Hayden

ET's Leanne Aguilera caught up with the Empire star at Fox's upfront presentation on Monday, and the 47-year-old actress spilled all the details on how her beau, former National Football League pro Kelvin Hayden, popped the question. "I go in the room and there's a violinist.as I'm looking around the room. and the people started coming in". "What I love is that he doesn't really pay attention to it all".

Fans rushed to congratulate the star, with one gushing: "I love you taraji and i am super happy for you i can't say it enough love is an wonderful thing".

"We've been together for two years". "I am going again there and I am going, 'Ronald's not into violins, what's happening right here?' And as I'm placing the dots collectively, I flip round, he's on his knee".

Taraji, who's a mum to 24-year-old son Marcel from a previous relationship, revealed the proposal was the ideal end to Mother's Day, which was celebrated on Sunday in the US. The 47-year-old also thrilled with the diamond Kelvin chose for her, adding to Entertainment Tonight: "It's flawless". "It's not too big".

"The previous day, Kelvin had treated Taraji to matching gold bracelets, and she shared a picture of them holding hands while wearing them on Instagram with the caption, "#ForeverKindaLove", with more lips emojis. "It's just ideal. He did great".

"Individuals are hitting me up", she joked about their upcoming marriage ceremony.

"It's starting to get overwhelming, and we're thinking, we're talking a year from now, and I know how fast that's going to go, so it's a lot", said Henson. "Work on it, you love each other, and it's great. Her heart is safe". Empire returns for its fifth season this fall on Fox.