Taraji P. Henson Confirms Split From Ex-Fiance Kelvin Hayden: My Happiness Is Not His Responsibility, His Is Not Mine
FOX’s Empire star, Taraji P. Henson has been living it up on social media as the actress recently celebrated her 50th birthday, but noticeably missing from the social gatherings was Kelvin Hayden, the actress’ former fiancé.
Fans began to question their relationship status after he was missing from her birthday festivities, but now Taraji P. Henson has put all the speculation to rest by confirming her break up.
In an Oct. 19 appearance on The Breakfast Club, Taraji opened up about trying to go through therapy to save her relationship. She said,
“I’m dedicated to the black man y’all. I just turned 50 and, you know and I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out, you know what I mean? And, 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…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, and so when one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship it’s never going to work. Somebody, you have to show up, and yes you want to be understanding, but you can’t lose yourself in that understanding. You, 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.”