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Taraji P. Henson Finally Confirms She's Dating Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about her relationship with former football player Kelvin Hayden for the first time!

The 47-year-old Empire actress and the 34-year-old former cornerback for the Colts were spotted on a vacation on the beach almost two years ago.

“I’m happy in my personal life. Finally it has happened to me!” Taraji said on Essence‘s Yes, Girl! podcast this week.

“It was all over The Shade Room anyway,” Taraji added. “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.”

It looks like Kelvin just surprised Taraji with a puppy for the holidays!

Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂

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Taraji P. Henson's White Hot Holidays 2017 - Performers Lineup!

Taraji P. Henson is back with another holiday special, airing tonight (December 14) on Fox!

The Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress will be joined by a bunch of her celebrity friends for a fun night of holiday cheer.

You can expect performances from some of Taraji‘s Empire co-stars and stars like Fergie and Ciara.

“PLEASE JOIN ME and a few of my friends to ring in this holiday season. TONIGHT only on @foxtv see you soon 💋,” Taraji wrote on Instagram earlier in the day.

Click inside to see the performers lineup… More Here! »

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Solange, Ciara & Taraji P. Henson Support Fierce Ladies at Billboard's Women in Music Event!

Solange Knowles is all smiles while holding onto her Impact Award on the pink carpet at the 2017 Billboard Women In Music Awards event held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Thursday (November 30) in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old singer was joined at the event by Ciara, Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Kehlani, ZZ Ward, FLETCHER, Nick Cannon and Diplo.

“Thank u so so much @billboard and to everyone who has supported my journey 💜 #womeninmusic,” Solange captioned with her Instagram post.

Kehlani was honored with the Rule Breaker while Mary accepted the Icon Award and vowed to keep fighting for every woman who can not keep her head up – Watch her acceptance speech below!

Mary J Blige Accepts Icon Award & Vows to Fight For Every Woman

FYI: Solange is wearing a Vivienne Westwood jumpsuit and Alexis Bittar jewelry. Ciara is wearing custom Vera Wang Collection and rings by EFFY Jewelry. Taraji is wearing a Schiaprelli gown and Miansai rings. Kehlani wore an Anabela Chan pearl ring on the red carpet, and a Noudar choker while maxed out in Le Vian rings while on stage. Mary is wearing Dvani diamond drop earrings, a Le Vian black diamond ring, as well as a Djula diamond ring and Hueb diamond ring.

Click inside to watch more video from Billboard’s 2017 Women In Music event…More Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson Mourns the Death of Her 16-Year-Old Dog

Taraji P. Henson is speaking out the mourn the loss of her beloved dog Uncle Willie, who passed away at the age of 16.

The 47-year-old Empire actress shared a photo of her late dog and posted a touching message that referenced her Oscar-nominated movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

“Although I understand NOTHING lasts forever the pain is still very real. #RipUncleWillie He made it 16 long years. He truly was #BenjaminButton I will miss you soooooooooo much!!!” Taraji wrote on Instagram with some broken heart emojis.

We send our thoughts to Taraji during this difficult time.

Taraji P. Henson Hilariously Responds to 'Empire' Exit Rumors!

Taraji P. Henson is not leaving Empire for one big reason – she has bills to pay and she loves Chanel!

The 47-year-old actress was asked about the rumors that she’s leaving Cookie behind after episode four of this season.

“I don’t know what this rumor is that I’m done after episode four… I have bills to pay… I love Chanel too much to walk away from a hit show,” Taraji told Extra. “Who is spreading that… Who walks away from that money?”

She then went on to joke that she bought too many pairs of Gucci shoes. “I can’t leave the show because I bought every color, every style.”

Be sure to catch Empire‘s new season, airing this Wednesday on Fox.

Taraji P. Henson Gets Honored at Heroes in the Struggle Awards for Her Work in Fighting HIV/AIDS!

Taraji P. Henson shows off some skin as she hits the red carpet at the 2017 Heroes in the Struggle Awards Gala held on Saturday (September 16) in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actress was among those honored for her work in battling the fight against HIV/AIDS. Taraji was accompanied by her Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett, who presented her with the award.

“When you lose people that you love to something that’s preventable, or that can be cured, why wouldn’t you want to be apart of it? Why wouldn’t you want to help save lives?” Taraji told ET on the red carpet. “The more we talk about it, the more awareness will be raised. We have to keep talking about it because when you don’t talk about it, shame comes in, and people who have shame make decisions out of fear and those usually aren’t healthy decisions.”

“It’s always going to be a war,” Taraji added. “It’s spiritual warfare, that’s life, but we’re going to find a cure.”

FYI: Taraji is wearing an Emanuel Ungaro dress.

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Taraji P. Henson Will Never Hate on Another Female

Taraji P. Henson looks fierce on the cover of Marie Claire‘s October 2017 issue and she tells the mag, on newsstands September 19, why she won’t ever feud with another female.

Here is what the Oscar-nominated actress shared with the mag:

On supporting other women in the industry: “How can we get ahead if we’re feuding and hating on each other all the time? I made a pact years ago that I would never hate on another female, ever, especially in this industry.”

On the legacy she wants to leave: “I love black people. I love telling stories. I want these little girls to study me like I studied Meryl and Bette Davis and Carol Burnett. I want them to study my work, because I put a lot of work in, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.”

On dating: “I would love to [be in a relationship], but he has to see how I move and deal with it, because I don’t have time to explain. I’ve got work to do.”

On doing her own laundry: “That keeps me normal. That keeps me feeling like, Yeah, I’m not too Hollywood.”

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