Empire star, Taraji P. Henson engaged

Taraji P. Henson Dishes on Fiance Kelvin Hayden's Romantic Proposal (Exclusive)

She said yes!

He proposed on Mom's Day, with Henson sharing a photograph of her new diamond on Monday to Instagram alongside the caption, "I mentioned sure y'all!"

Her announcement post on Instagram shows her ring-spotting hand affectionately holding her boyfriend's with a dessert dish providing the flawless background for the heartmelting photo. Henson explained that a "river of tears" poured out of her when she saw him get down on one knee, and before she knew it, her "lashes ended up on the floor". "I knew, I just didn't know when he was going to pop the question", she smiled.

Looking back, Henson told ET that she should have seen it coming.

"I think he was trying to wait, and he couldn't wait, "cause he had the ring, and I guess it was burning a hole in his pocket", Henson says".

Taraji P. Henson Dishes on Fiance Kelvin Hayden's Romantic Proposal (Exclusive)

Fans rushed to congratulate the star, with one gushing: "I love you taraji and i am super happy for you i can't say it enough love is an wonderful thing". He even questioned her during his recent visit to Atlanta, where the Cookie character was shooting her new film What Men Want.

The actress told the AP she was introduced to Hayden by her makeup artist three years ago. You need to meet somebody. I love you, bro, but we always gonna have our eye on you. "That's exactly what happened", she recalled. That's a lot of gifts for one day (and we're totally jealous).

"Jussie (Smollett) came down to my room and screamed and did backflips", she said. "I go back there and I go, 'Ronald's not into violins, what's going on here?' And as I'm putting the dots together, I turn around, he's on his knee".

"People are hitting me up", she admitted. "That's a big move right there for her'".

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