Taraji P. Henson is planning a summer wedding after testing the dating waters for 2 years. Henson, 48, became engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden, 35, on May 13.

The Hidden Figures star hopes to walk down the aisle before her next movie wraps.

"I'm always working so we have a movie that I'm filming first," she explained on daytime talk show GMA Day, "but once we get the (production) dates settled, it will definitely be next summer, but we just don't know if it's the end of June or the early part of July."

The marriage will be the first for Taraji, and Hayden, who often hit the gym to workout together.

"We work out a lot," she said, "I think he still thinks he's getting drafted (into the NFL) or something!"

She dded: "I think he doesn't want to let his body go to waste. He sees a lot of his friends and they just (let their bodies go to flab), and guess what? It motivates me to keep it tight and right for him!"

Henson has a 24-year-old son, Marcell, whose father was shot and killed in 2003.

The Empire star dated a long list of men before she lucked up with Hayden.

Photo by MediaPunch / BACKGRID

  • hi-liter

    Just do it with a Prenup Cookie!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Well...Work it out then ma'am. I like her. I hope the age difference doesn't hinder the relationship and I hope he never wants children either. I think that ship may have sailed since she hasn't had any since her son is in his 20's.

  • Nik

    She's a beautiful soul. I wish them well.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Congratulations and my best wishes to them

  • hottlanta

    Just saw her on the view. Congrats

  • dontgetblocked

    If he wants children, there may be an issue. A thirteen year age difference is a big deal when the woman is older. I mean he was 11 years old when her son was born Look at Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.

  • leapyearpisces

    That man in the ill-fitted suit looks like he is ready to risk it all. I think Taraji is very pretty, but its something about her eyes, that always throw me off a little, as if she drinks a lot. All I know is the resemblance to her and Tammi Terrell is uncanny.

  • Kimocha

    Yea...I don't see this lasting that long... but still wish her the best...

  • hottlanta

    People who gets plenty of dicks don't need to troll and parade them around like they r a prized cow at the county fair. So if she with a man 10 years older would u have said something about the age difference. Women have woken up from that age nonsense n dont have 2 go 2 the social security office 2 find a man.

  • xenaD

    That pic of her and that man watching from behind ?? ?? ?? love it

  • Coy little wink

    They can always adopt or use a sorrogate..

  • Mz_Opinionated

    What are you talking about? That was just my opinion and how I felt. I am not changing that. If she was with someone older. Okay...great job. But if you live on the same planet I do. It is a different type of situation when an older black woman dates a YOUNGER black man. I was more specifically also speaking about him possibly wanting children. So it's all good boo. I support it!

  • Yui

    I always thought her eyes were old-like. As if she was older than what she is.

  • Coy little wink

    Happy for them..black love ?

  • Applebootay

    I'm assuming they've discussed her being able to have children? No? Janet had one at 50...no big deal...

  • Logan Roberts

    Taraji I know you and Mary J. Blige are good friends in real life, so hopefully you learned something from her situation.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I'm sure they have. Hopefully he is resolute in his decision to possibly never being able to have children naturally with his wife. Yes, Janet did have a baby but not everyone's body is the same. But I am wishing them the absolute best of luck. As I said I like her!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Why can't all the women (melanated & dip dyed to be included in this conversation ) be as independently beautiful , truly talented & respectful of life's circle like Taraji? She is a real role model in being true to urself in Hollywood & not a fabricated facade of one. Just selected by nature to inspire

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Henson has a 24-year-old son, Marcell, whose father was shot and killed in 2003.
    They find out WHY he was shot & killed?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    That was a BAD situation and I absolutely didn't see that coming with Mary. When they initially got married I was like "Crickets" What does she see in this guy...then you got used to the idea...then when all of this other nonsense came out and they were divorcing and he was showing his natural black ass it was just devastating. At least to me.

  • January Jones

    Look at Security in the back LOL!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    No disrespect to the groom, but black men don't seem really interested in having children these days... it's hard enough finding a quality, real (i.e. biological ) woman to love they complain

  • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

    I love her

  • FukkFolks2018

    Wait. Kelvin got that cheddar. I wouldnt be surprised if he is worth than Taraji actually.

    Kendu ass was broke broke broke. From the start.

  • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

    I saw that lmao

  • FukkFolks2018

    Kelvin has a son.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Well...I guess that's another side of it. I don't know and I don't want to make it seem like it will be an issue in their marriage. I am an outsider looking in and wish her and him the best in every aspect.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    It does feel like some women are excelling at their life& once their man matures into a position she can take him into her life at , they match.

    "Age ain't nothing but a number"
    -Aaliyah

    But maturity is definitely a prereq.(like a fantastic , loving prenup is.)

  • FukkFolks2018

    Lord Sandra if you dont add in the fact that Kelvin has a son too...mayve under her son information. He is a proud dad too. Lists it in his bio on IG.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Taraji would be cute with a little new pumpkin.

  • SpiceGirl

    Empire is.....BACK!

  • supastar

    YESSSSSSS!

  • Renee26

    Yaaaasss!!! I'm happy for them

  • hottlanta

    Why do people think when folks get married they want kids n when they don't they get accused of being selfish. How u know when the last time she had sex. Keep up with your own life. She can have the same problems with an old just like a young man. Glad 2 c see her marry a strong strapping tall young 747 instead of a ole played out blue pill weekly dispenser saggy prune balls old azz man.

  • hottlanta

    Tried 2 get the whole family paid. That is why when u come 2 my house bring your bottled water n food. When u finished get the hell out. No sleepover 2 say u lived there.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Good Lord...You went off on a whole tangent for no reason. I am not calling anyone selfish and nor am I saying that they need to conform to societies standards about having children. I just stated MY opinion.When the last time she was intimate is not even relevant to the conversation. At least not to me. Again, what I said was my opinion Sis. I am not going to debate you back and forth about it. It's not that serious mama.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Taraji(whom I worked with in The tv drama “The Division”) will be starring in a private screening I’m attending tommorow called “What Men Want”.

  • oshh16

    Remake of the Mel Gibson romcom "What Women Want" but this time the genders are reversed. It's look cute.

  • SpiceGirl

    Can NOT wait till tomorrow ......

  • davine puddin

    Is she nice but business like? I heard she avoid dating her co stars

  • Dollface

    Me and Taraji have the same last name and now she's getting married on my birthday. Aww!

  • davine puddin

    Uhm do anyone watch ratchet Claws? Nessie Nash looks like great in a hoodish way. Her body bnb is bnb bonkers. And what type of hair weave shes rocking? Somalian or Ethiopian or something. That weave look like real black girl long hair like kenya or that other black actress who can sanggg i think she played in sugar hill

  • hottlanta

    Not debateing u either just giving my opinion.

  • leapyearpisces

    Maybe THAT is what it is...pretty lady nonetheless.

  • garrisonville

    She got her a younger boo. I'm so happy for her. I love how she kept her relationship quiet.

  • Renee26

    She always looks high... Probably weed

  • Renee26

    Glad 2 c see her marry a strong strapping tall young 747 instead of a ole played out blue pill weekly dispenser saggy prune balls old azz man.

    DEAD

  • Bashi22

    Sandra why do you have outline "she dated a long list of men until she lucked out". Well happy for her hope she don't act like Yvette character in real life lol. She seem fun and bubbly her persona

  • Malcom Flex

    PLEASE get an air-tight prenup, ma!!!

  • Bashi22

    Bet you a dollar she will pull off a Janet Jackson.

  • hottlanta

    Tired of the female jealousy when a woman gets a younger man as with an older man u ain't gonna have no problems. Tony Curtis had some nerve to whip his tool out at 70 talking bout he has a new baby n said it was his. Why does older men should have all the fun.

  • jujumanji

    Good for her. I'm loving her hair! ?

  • ohdearme

    The hubby to be is only 11 years older than her son? Whatever makes you happy.

  • Elle

    That’s funny you mention that. I remember an interview she did where she said she knows she’s not the prettiest girl but she’s been told it’s something about her eyes that makes her unique. Like Betty Davis eyes. Her words.

  • LYRICS

    Very happy for this woman!!! I hope it all works out well for her and her soon-to-be hubby! That's what happens when u age well, youngins come 4 u!! It's a gift and a curse and I LOVE IT!!! CONGRATS to them!

  • LYRICS

    He was the FIRST thing I saw!!! LMAO!!!!

  • LYRICS

    I saw it!!! It's written all OVER his ugly face!!! Forget that I never thought he was "worthy" of Mary, but to me, it ALWAYS seemed like he was singing "We're in the Money" in his head!!! NEVER liked that man!!!

  • Marlika

    I’m happy for her! I don’t think I could be with someone 13 years younger than me. Hell I dated a cop that was 5 years younger than me that was immature.?

  • Black4life

    Good for her....but get a stylist. Please, she dresses worse than Cookie.

  • Tiff J

    Where did this come from? LOL What about this post reminded you of Claws? LOL This was very random.

  • Tiff J

    Thank you for this info. I was wondering if he had any kids, because he's still fairly young and Taraji is probably not going to give him any kids.... didn't want him to "miss out" on having kids if he wanted one.

  • Yui

    Yep, and Bette felt they same way too. Their eyes tell a story.

  • Anonymouse

    Unfortunately, this will not last. She needs to find someone closer to her age or even older.

  • Malcom Flex

    agreed

  • Malcom Flex

    he wants her money, ma

  • the chosen one

    On point and so true.

  • davine puddin

    I was watching 911 and reading this post but in 911 angela bassett charactor was raving about how she was a fan of claws.

  • Navybeans95

    Lolz...I know exactly what's going on?.I'm 41..my boo is 35...you go Ms Henson...?
    ...love happy?

  • Dahl

    I hate GMA Day. I wish her relationship success, but I don’t see it lasting...

  • PhillyFacts

    Funny how men don’t have this problem... sexist comment...

  • PhillyFacts

    Funny how men don’t have this problem... sexist comment...

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Don’t forget Star ?? is too! ??????????

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Don’t forget Star ?? is too! ??????????

  • PhillyFacts

    I was thinking the same thing it all depends on his maturity level, or hers????? Hey whatever works..

  • RICHIE_RICH
  • Li-Wright

    Taraji deserves all the success and happiness. She's marrying a Chicago man....she got a good man.

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL she got a broke babydaddy golddigger.

  • TMW

    Cute skirt!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I see demi didnt teach yall about smashing youngee boys. Okur taraji

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Its not that shes being sexist. Facts are facts. Most of the time women behave and act right in their relationships so its not that difficult for an older man to live harmoniouslt with his younger woman, men however, even when given everything on this green earth will find a way to act a monkey. Couple that with him being younger and less succesful than her and she is asking for trouble. Not everything that men do can work in our favors just like not everything a woman does can work in a man's favor.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I needs to see Luke James....ol sexy ass

  • hottlanta

    Naw Mary. n Sherri taught us a lesson about smashing broke ugly out of shape older men.

  • hottlanta

    Those who complain about women being with younger men r jealous of those who do.

  • hottlanta

    Keep living u gonna turn that clock back real quick.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Good luck to the both of them...some peeps are focus on the 13 yr age gap..Hell, we've all known people who are 3/5 yrs different in age and they shidt ain work out either. So you really can't tell

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol......stop!

  • Malcom Flex

    You KNOW it's true it's the same old story over and over wealthy black female entertainer marries a broke (usually too young) babydaddy golddigger. Ask Jill Scott and Mary J. about it! LOL

  • interestingconcept1

    One question: Does this man have job?

  • Li-Wright

    I don't think he's looking for a NFL team. Some of these NFL guys, and I think he's one of them, want to do other things and use the NFL as a stepping stone....like Kerry's husband. He may have his money in a franchise or two. But we will soon find out. And I think TJ is smart enough to get a pre-nup.

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....I think TJ is smarter than that. You better believe there's a pre-nup.

  • hottlanta

    Somebody been watching ballroom throwbacks.

  • tintin

    My husband is 30 im 39. Married 7 years. I was raping his a s s when he was 21. We've been together and were in love. i have a man and we have made a home. Age is nothing

  • tintin

    My 42 year old friend is dating a 53 year old..he still wanna be up in the club. Shes breaking up with him this weekend.

    I find many men are immature we can only wish to get someone decent

  • Jussjess25

    That means no.. thank you Li ?

  • Jussjess25

    Nope

  • Jussjess25

    ???

  • Jussjess25

    ???

  • Stl_heat

    If she gets one moe face lift????? 50cent called her Cookie Jackson???

  • MistaO

    Dude, really? She like 50! Must have an Oedipus complex...

  • Stl_heat

    She aint smart enough to leave her face alone so maybe not?

  • interestingconcept1

    I understand how he can use his former NFL earnings to start a business, investments, but did he? And you got to have more than money to be successful...I just have a feeling...wish her all the best, and I hope she protects her money, but chile , love can make you do the strangest things...

  • Sauvignon blanc and Weed?

    Worth $17.5 million wealth, that makes him far from broke.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    So there is no middle? Yall cant find good men your age to value you so you bang kids? Pathetic. They'll still leave you in the end but i guess as long as you get your twat filled its all good. Yuck

  • Wreckognize Game

    Well I hate that pic up top. I'm getting Lady Eloise realness?

  • Malcom Flex

    Hell no he's not stop lying.

  • Pebbles

    I’m looking forward it ( claws) returning because I hope karoochie ( I tried to solely it gurl hey ??) survives that bullet

    Whew ! It’s a real good show !

    Hey fifty dimes ?? If you’re reading please have tayana tayler join the show ( power) as Tommi “ other gurl” she more his speed & the acting may pop better. & maybe put some umff in kiesha acting maybe there scenes look a little bit more believable

  • RentEmSpoons

    ^ Facts, G-shit.

  • RentEmSpoons

    lol

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ESCADA

  • LYRICS

    We shall see......

  • SpiceGirl

    Yes yes......

  • JENNYJONES1

    THE MEN ON THE STREETS SURE WERE GETTING A GOOD LOOK AT TARAJI'S BUTT. LOL!!!!. LOVE THE OUTFIT, HATE THAT WIG THOUGH......JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Anonymouse

    Does he have a job? A career? Goals? Don’t answer those questions because I know you’ll only lie. If you knew any better, you would have married someone older or your age.

    Honestly, I wonder what man in his right mind would marry a much older woman. He’s definitely looking for something and it’s not love.

  • Anonymouse

    Ask yourself why men don’t have this problem. It’s not their problem to have! smh...

  • tintin

    I will not lie, He owns several trucks and has a business overseas. Yes he has goals, we're both currently working on building a house in the Caribbean, with suites up top to accommodate guests. When we first got together, he always worked but it was jobs that had little money. After meeting with a friend of his that did the truck driving, he decided to follow that path as the money is great. He's been driving for 6 years, bought 3 add'l trucks and has had drivers under him for 2 years and a lot has come out of all of this.

    Yes.. before i got with him i too was just as ignorant as your a s s but my younger man is doing a lot better than older men out there, my friends are begging him to put there 40+ year old husbands on. I work with the government and earn decent money so together we are financially stable.

    So Mr or Mrs Negator, sometimes things do work out and we work well and accomplish well together so you can kick rocks with your lonely a s s.

  • Sauvignon blanc and Weed?

    Use your google search engine, a very easy thing to do.

  • parisjok

    to much maybe

  • parisjok

    u to damn funny. thanks for the laugh

  • TBeezy

    umm not trying to base erythan on looks but dang, she couldn't do better?

  • KcoolMuziq

    She’s just like U expect her to be. But nicer.