While Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden aren't in a huge rush to walk down the aisle, the actress said they won't have "a 10-year engagement" either

By Jen Juneau Reagan Alexander
January 29, 2019 10:10 AM

Taraji P. Henson is enjoying life as it comes — and is in no big rush to plan her wedding.

Speaking to reporters Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of her new comedy What Men Want, the actress revealed that she and her fiancé, former NFL player Kelvin Hayden, have yet to finalize a wedding timeline after getting engaged last spring.

“I don’t have a date yet,” said Henson, 48. “I’m trying for the summer. I have scripts coming in, you know — you got to strike while the iron is hot — and he is patient.”

Still, she’s not sweating it when it comes to her personal life. As the Empire star explained with a laugh, “We live together, we’re not going anywhere. But trust me, we are getting married.”

“And soon! It won’t be a 10-year engagement!” Henson insisted.

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Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden
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Kelvin Hayden and Taraji P. Henson
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Henson announced her engagement to the former Super Bowl-winning NFL star in May 2018, sharing a photo of her new diamond and captioning it, “I said yes y’all!!!”

“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!!!,” continued Henson on Instagram.

Adding several emojis, the Hidden Figures star wrote, “😩😩😂😂😂#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS 💍💋💋💋.”

Henson — who has a 24-year-old son named Marcel — and Hayden, 35, first confirmed their relationship back in December 2017.

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It’s been quite the year for Henson who, aside from her professional success and engagement, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday, with Hayden by her side.

What Men Want opens Feb. 8 in theaters nationwide.

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