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Taraji P. Henson engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden: 'I said yes y'all!!!'

| Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Taraji P. Henson points to her engagement ring as she attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday, May 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Taraji P. Henson points to her engagement ring as she attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday, May 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Actress and Washington native Taraji P. Henson's gift haul for Mother's Day started out pretty well: She received a diamond-studded Cartier bracelet from her steady, former NFL player Kelvin Hayden. But things took a turn for the even-blingier when Hayden next presented the "Empire" star with an engagement ring you couldn't miss from across the room.

"I said yes y'all!!!" Henson wrote in the caption of an Instagram photo of their interlaced hands. "He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!"

Henson, who was born and raised in D.C. and graduated from Howard University, added the happy hashtag #sheisofficiallyoffthemarket. Henson, 47, has a son from a previous relationship. Hayden, 34, played in the 2007 Super Bowl for the Indianapolis Colts, who beat the Chicago Bears.

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