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Taraji P. Henson confirmed rumors that she and her fiancé Kelvin Hayden have gone their separate ways.

The Empire star broke the news during an appearance on The Breakfast Club on Monday, Oct. 19.

The 50-year-old Virgo explained that she and the former NFL player tried to fix their problems with therapy sessions, but she said they were "not on the same page".

"It didn't work out," Taraji said. "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."

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She added, "My happiness is not his responsibility and his is not mine. 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 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."

Taraji said she learned in therapy that men are not emotional creatures. They shut down when women nag them.

"I just found out, in our therapy sessions, that men have fewer words than women. I didn't know that. They run out of words. Because women are emotional, we want to talk through everything," she told Playboy magazine.

"Of course we have more words; we're the communicators," said Taraji. "Kelvin, he thinks he's a comedian. Anytime we're in a disagreement or I'm like, 'We need to talk about this', he'll look at me and say, 'Baby, I done ran out of words'."

But Taraji hasn't given up on love: "I'm dedicated to the black man, y'all."

The actress and Kelvin, 37, became engaged in 2018, but they grew apart during the forced coronavirus lockdowns that have laid waste to many Hollywood marriages.

Taraji confessed she was considering holding her wedding in her garden after the coronavirus pandemic threw her plans into chaos.

The actress' nuptials were initially set for April 4, but she and Kelvin were forced to pushed the date back to June due to bad weather - and then they canceled again due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

"It's a mess. It's a mess, so it might be in the backyard," she told Entertainment Tonight. "It's probably going to be a backyard wedding. It would break my mother's heart, (after) all these years, she had been wanting to see me get married and it's got to be virtually?"

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Taraji P. Henson celebrated her 50th birthday in a sexy 2-piece bikini on the bucolic island of Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico.

The Oscar nominated 'Hidden Figures' actress celebrated the milestone with friends and associates. She showed off her bikini bod and partied until the sun went down.

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Taraji turned 50 on Sept. 11, but she barely looks a day over 45! The Empire star works out in the gym daily to keep her bod in shape. But she took a few days off to celebrate with her friends.

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Celebrity photographer Thad McAdams went along on the trip to capture the excitement.

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Taraji P. Henson opened up about a musty odor emanating from her very first hairweave sew-in which she kept in for too long.

The 'Hidden Figures' star says she wore hairweave to protect her natural hair. But she left the extensions in too long (for months) and she was "embarrassed" when she had the extensions removed and released a strong musty odor that nearly knocked out her hairstylist!

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"The first time I went to get the weave taken out, it smelled like mildew. I was so embarrassed," she told ALLURE magazine.

The mother-of-one said she learned that day that she didn't do a good job washing her weave extensions, which allowed bacteria and fungus to grow under the extensions.

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"I was washing my hair, but what I wasn't doing was drying the weft. When you have weave or an install, your hair is braided down and then sometimes they sew a [hair] net down on top of that and then they sew the hair tracks on top of that," she explained.

"So my dilemma was, how do I get to my scalp? How do I clean it? I didn't ever want that mildew smell again."

The 49-year-old actress now has a room full of custom weave pieces to choose from, but her first experience with mildew weave led her to develop her affordable TPH haircare line for women too busy to take out their weave for weeks.

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Taraji said she experimented with her own dry shampoo concoction to clean her scalp under the weave.

"The first thing I used was Sea Breeze [skin astringent]. I needed some relief! I found a little bottle, like the ones they put the dye in with the nozzle on top, and put the Sea Breeze in it. It helped, but it dries your hair out. It gets brittle.

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"So I had to figure out how to get moisture down to my braids and clean my scalp. That's what the TPH haircare line is about. It's about scalp care -- and serving looks."

Taraji stressed that her haircare line is not just for "natural hair."

"I don't want people to think that this is a line that is just targeted at natural hair. This line is also for wigs. It's for installs, braids, locs, straight hair, curly hair [that] needs moisture."

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Taraji P. Henson is apparently pregnant with her 2nd child. The Empire actress shocked her fans by posting an image on Instagram that showed her embracing a growing baby bump.

Taraji and her longterm boyfriend, former NFL player Kelvin Hayden, 36, are engaged to be married.

The star's fans were stunned by the photo. She is already mom to son Marcell Johnson, a 25-year-old actor, who appeared alongside her in episodes of Fox TV's Empire.

Taraji is best known for her role as Cookie Lyon on the Fox soap opera. She was nominated for an Academy award for playing the Black mom of a white disabled child in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

In 2016, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is also a best-selling author releasing her autobiography titled Around the Way Girl in 2016.

Congratulations to the happy couple.
 

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