Taraji P. Henson Ends Engagement To Kelvin Hayden

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Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden have split. The 50-year-old actress confirmed she was single again during an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Monday.

Henson and 37-year-old Hayden, a former NFL pro, got engaged in May 2018after two years of dating. Henson said they tried to do couples therapy to save their relationship before ultimately deciding to call it quits.

“I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out. You know what I mean?” Henson said of their relationship. “I tried, I said, ‘let’s do the therapy thing’ but if you’re both not on the same page with that, then you feel like you’re taking it on yourself and that’s not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship.”

“My happiness is not his responsibility and his is not mine,” she continued. “We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy, to make each other happy. So, when one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never going to work. You have to show up, yes you want to be understanding but you can’t lose yourself in that understanding. You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself but it’s hard to do if the other person isn’t doing that either.”