This mama has it all: The Oscar-nominated actress has starred in numerous top films, has a new hit TV show and is the proud and fierce parent to a 21-year-old son. But it wasn't always so sunny for the Empire actress. In 1997, just two years after her son was born, her boyfriend was brutally murdered. She suddenly found herself as a single mother living on welfare. Taraji has spent her life dealing with hardships and taking care of everyone else so we think she deserves a man who will come in and sweep this superwoman off of her feet. Don't you? Most recently Taraji has been linked to NFl player Kelvin Hayden, although the couple seen to be staying mum about their relationship status.

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Around the Way Girl will officially be available on October 11. 

Sydney Scott
May, 13, 2016

Taraji P. Henson's upcoming memoir now has a release date and a cover.

The Empire actress will drop her memoir, Around The Way Girl, on October 11, which you can pre-order now.

Henson shared the news via Instagram along with images of the cover: one is a throwback image of Henson smiling in her graduation photo and the other is the sultry Hollywood star we know today. 

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On Simon & Schuster's website, the actress reveals what the book is all about, "I’m just a girl who went to Hollywood with my son, $700, and a dream. There were some detours along the way, some heartache, and a whole lot of hustle. My family, friends, and fans always keep it real with me. Know that I’m going to keep it real with you. Check out my story. I hope you laugh with me and cry with me and maybe get a little bit inspired."

We'll be ordering a copy ASAP.

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