Taraji P. Henson is not going to walk down the aisle anytime soon. The “Empire” alum, who has been planning her big day with fiance Kelvin Hayden, is forced to put their nuptials on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic, especially after she lost her uncle to the virus that has killed thousands of people.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Taraji said, “I’m pausing because there’s so much to take into consideration now. We’ve all been changed after this. I just lost an uncle who we think may have had complications of corona. It’s a lot to think about, and I just think we should pause, stop, and just think this thing through. Humanity will be forever changed after this!”
Taraji has been self-quarantining like many other people, though she did admit that she misses her freedom and wants to hug people. “I have lost 5lbs and I have been eating, drinking… I have a girl friend who lives right through the alley, but everyone has to be responsible so we sit on our FaceTime and we have a cocktail every night,” the “Hidden Figures” star continued.
Taraji and Kelvin have been engaged since May 2018, two years after they started dating. The two initially planned to tie the knot this month in California’s wine county, but it remains to be seen when the lovebirds are going to exchange vows now.
Last month, Taraji confessed to feeling “overwhelmed” during the planning of their wedding. “It’s overwhelming, because in my work life, I have dates and emails and now in my personal life it’s like, ‘Ah!’ ” she shared. “I don’t think people understand what goes into wedding planning, trying to match everything up is so crazy.” Despite that, she said that she’s still “excited” over the whole process.