Taraji P. Henson is engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden and her surprise Mother’s Day proposal news has gone viral.

The low-key couple’s road to the altar has been a sweet one, and Henson has occasionaly given fans a hint at just how happy she’s been with Hayden.

Here’s a look at their sweetest public moments leading up to their big engagement.

December 2017: Taraji Confirms Her Relationship with Kelvin

In an unusually candid moment, the actress confirmed she and the 34-year-old’s relationship which began in 2015. The Maryland native shared that even though she is not normally the type to share news about her personal life, she was more than happy to share that she finally found someone who kept a smile on her face. 

“I’m happy in my personal life. Finally, it has happened to me! You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.”

December 2017: The Perfect Puppy Present

Right on time for Christmas, Hayden gifted his love a brand new pup named K-Ball! (Who even has his own Instagram account.)


GM from #K-Ball. I love this lil fella!!! 😍😍😍💋💋💋

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February 2018: Valentine’s Day Celebration

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On the day devoted to L-O-V-E, the actress and the former footballer stepped out for Valentine’s date night and Henson was all smiles.

Happy Love Bug Day LOVE BUGS!!! #ILoveMeSumHim 💗💋💋💋

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March 2018: Courtside At An NBA game (Cavs vs. Nets)

Who doesn’t love a basketball date night courside with bae?! Taraji and her man join a long list of our favorite celebs who like to take their love courtside, like Beyoncé and JAY-Z.

#SpikedOut 😂💋💋💋

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May 2018: Cartier Love For Mother’s Day

“#ForeverKindaLove” is what Taraji captioned the photo of she and Kelvin in their matching Cartier Love bracelets. Aww! 

#ForeverKindaLove 💋💋💋

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Congrats to the happy couple!