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Taraji P Henson and Kelvin Hayden split as he eschewed therapy


Taraji P Henson and 37-year-old Kelvin Hayden have ended their engagement.

The 50-year-old Empire actress shared the news on Monday during Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show.

‘I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out,’ admitted the pinup. ‘You know what I mean? 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.’

Sad news: Taraji P Henson and Kelvin Hayden have ended their engagement. The 50-year-old Empire actress shared the news on Monday during Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club morning show

Sad news: Taraji P Henson and Kelvin Hayden have ended their engagement. The 50-year-old Empire actress shared the news on Monday during Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show

She then explained why they didn’t see eye to eye recently, after getting engaged in 2018. 

‘My happiness is not his responsibility and his is not mine,’ added the star who was last seen with Kelvin in February.

‘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,’ she added.

‘You have to show up, yes you want to be understanding but you can’t lose yourself in that understanding. 

She tried: 'I haven't said it yet but it didn't work out,' admitted the pinup. Seen in 2019

She tried: ‘I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out,’ admitted the pinup. Seen in 2019

Hard to take: 'You know what I mean? 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,' she added

Hard to take: ‘You know what I mean? 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,’ she added

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‘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.’

But she hopes to find love again in the future: ‘I’m dedicated to the black man, y’all, I just turned 50.’ 

In April she said they had delayed their wedding: ‘I’m pausing because there’s so much to take into consideration now. We’ve all been changed after this.’ Soon after fans wondered if they had split. 

She will move on: But she hopes to find love again in the future: 'I'm dedicated to the black man, y'all, I just turned 50'

She will move on: But she hopes to find love again in the future: ‘I’m dedicated to the black man, y’all, I just turned 50’

In September she celebrated her 50th birthday with Mary J. Blige and radio personality Angie Martinez but Kelvin was not present.

She also shared some dazzling bikini photos from Cabo in Mexico. Showing off her toned midsection and killer curves, the screen star took a walk on the wild side in the barely-there one-piece, which featured cut-out detailing throughout.

The bombshell wore her tresses in chunky red Marley twists, while letting her radiant complexion breathe by going make-up free. 

Solo show: She was not seen with Kelvin when getting ready for the Billboard Music Awards

Solo show: She was not seen with Kelvin when getting ready for the Billboard Music Awards

She leaned in him: The thespian seen with Hayden at Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation's 10th Annual 'Big Fighters, Big Cause' Charity Boxing Night in May 2019

She leaned in him: The thespian seen with Hayden at Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s 10th Annual ‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ Charity Boxing Night in May 2019

The Think Like a Man actress opted for comfort as she went barefoot for her idyllic stroll on the beach. 

Back in July, Taraji revealed she’ll give her fans more Empire content by signing on to an untitled spin-off featuring her famous character Cookie Lyon.

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The project is part of a two-year first-look deal she signed with 20th Century Fox Television, which will give the network the first pick at any projects she develops.

Sources familiar with her new stint said it could bring closure to Empire, which ended for good two episodes shy of its intended series finale after production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Working it: Henson commanded attention as she shared more sizzling images from her 50th birthday celebration in Cabo on Instagram on September

Working it: Henson commanded attention as she shared more sizzling images from her 50th birthday celebration in Cabo on Instagram on September 

When co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong announced that the show would not receive its intended series finale, they seemingly left open the possibility of a spin-off to help conclude the story. 

The new show will follow Cookie as she relocates to Los Angeles, and may feature appearances by some of her children.

‘I believe that normalizing stories around stigmatizing matters will make them more palatable for audiences to embrace,’ the thespian said in a statement about her first-look deal.

‘Art can change perception and I plan to develop projects that can help further the conversation. I also aim to help cultivate and establish new young talent and their stories because they are our future and deserve a voice and a platform to be heard.’

Impressive: Back in July, Taraji revealed she’ll give her fans more Empire content by signing on to an untitled spin-off featuring her famous character Cookie Lyon (pictured on the show) 



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