On October 19, Taraji P. Henson confirmed her split from former NFL player Kevin Hayden during a panel discussion relationships with The Breakfast Club. The pair got engaged in 2018 and were planning on heading to the altar this year.

During the interview, Henson mentioned that she loves Black men and more importantly, Black love. “I love to see Black love and I want to see more of it. I want to see our relationships last and make it,” she said. The actress has definitely displayed Black love onscreen for audiences worldwide all throughout her almost 20-year long film career. In honor of Henson’s hard work and dedication to portraying the realities of Black romance, let’s visit some classic films the actress has starred in with leading men we all know and love.