A lot of people will undoubtedly be going stir crazy while in quarantine at home… but Taraji P. Henson isn’t one of them!
The Empire actress penned a very open and heartfelt essay for People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ issue, and confessed that being at home is actually one of the most important – and most beautiful – things to her right now…
“The most beautiful thing to me now is being at home,” the 49-year-old actress said.
“The time of day I most find peace is first thing in the morning before the house is up, right before the sun breaks through the clouds.”
Interestingly, the actress is spending her time at home rather productively, as it has given her the opportunity to practice what she referred to as her “second passion”. I.e. cosmetology…
“My second passion was cosmetology,” she said.
“I missed the enrollment by a year, but when I was in college, that was my side hustle. Now with all this time at home, it’s like, “Oh my God, I get to play hair and makeup.”
“Before they shut down the city, my girlfriend and I went to Sally’s Beauty Supply and bought all this stuff.”
And fiancé Kelvin Hayden is just as supportive as we imagine him to be, often acting as a real-life model for Taraji to practice on.
If that isn’t the definition of ‘couple goals’ we don’t know what is…
“It’s fun with my fiancé,” she continued.
“I’ll say, “Are you ready for your appointment? Because I am booked up today.” He looks at me like I’m crazy, and I’m like, “Just let me have my fun.” Right now it’s all just about caregiving and taking care of each other.
“It makes me feel good. There’s something empowering about that while we’re all at home and going through this together.”
Does anyone else want to quarantine in the same house as Taraji?
The actress concluded her essay by revealing what her hopes are once we come out of this confusing and uncertain Coronavirus period. And she certainly isn’t alone…
“As a world, I hope going through this doesn’t make us cold. I hope we don’t walk around in fear. When this is over, it is going to take a minute for us to adjust. And that’s okay.
“My hope is that while we’re at home, people are getting closer to each other and themselves — to their souls. This is the time for all of us to come together and be powerful and just put love into the world so it can win over all.”
Click here to read Taraji P. Henson’s essay in full