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Wow we didn’t expect this…

Taraji P. Henson has confirmed that her engagement to Kelvin Hayden has been called off, and she is now a single woman.

The 50-year-old actress and the 37-year-old football player were engaged for two years and were due to get married in June this year. (Obviously, the Coronavirus pandemic put an end to those plans…)

The Empire star didn’t hold back on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club when asked about the end of the engagement, and revealed that despite their many efforts, the relationship just didn’t work in the end…

“I haven’t said it yet, but it didn’t work out. You know what I mean?” the actress said on the show.

“And I tried. I was like, ‘Therapy. 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 happiness is not mine. We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy to make each other happy.”

She continued to suggest that perhaps she was more invested in the relationship than the former NFL pro was – especially when it came to trying to fix it – which is part of the reason why it didn’t work…

“When one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never going to work,” she continued.

“You have to show up, and, 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 part either.”

We always value Taraji’s honesty and are very grateful that she opened up so much.

We wish Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden all the happiness in the world; even if it isn’t with each other…

Are you shocked by the news of this split?