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Taraji P. Henson Reveals Details About Wedding to Kelvin Hayden

*Taraji P. Henson’s wedding to Kelvin Hayden is months away but the “Empire” star says she’s anxious to walk down the aisle.

“Oh God, yeah,” the 48-year-old exclusively told Us Weekly at her Boutique of Hope charity event on Saturday, September 22. “Because I’m marrying my best friend. I know that’s cliché, but it’s the truth.”

Henson also revealed that her nuptials with the 35-year-old NFL alum will be a small affair.

“Close family and friends,” she told Us. “All my family, all his family are close friends. Small, intimate.”

Henson also let slip the timeframe for her wedding: “It’ll be next summer, end of June, early July.”

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Meanwhile, amid all the wedding excitement, Henson hosted the Los Angeles launch of her nonprofit organization, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, named after her late father, who struggled with PTSD after serving in the Vietnam War.

“The reason why this is such a passion for me is because I think the stigma around mental illness [is] just horrible,” the Golden Globe winner told Us. “We’re human. We’re expected to be tough and strong all the time, but that’s impossible. You see what’s going on in the world.”

She continued, “I just felt there was something missing, especially in the African American community … It’s taboo in our community. We have to change that. Then all of a sudden, this was born, and I was like, it has to be called the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. I have to honor my dad.”

Guests at the fundraiser were invited to purchase Henson’s personal dresses, shoes and purses. The money raised at Saturday’s event will be used to bring art to the bathrooms of inner-city schools to help combat depression, bullying and suicide.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.



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