Taraji P. Henson Goes on Dinner Date, Holds Hands With NFL Player Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson and NFL player Kelvin Hayden
Taraji P. Henson and NFL player Kelvin Hayden held hands on the beach in Miami on December 28, 2015 Brett Kaffee/Thibault Monnier/Pacific Coast News

Does Taraji P. Henson have a new man in her life? Sure looks like it! The Empire actress was spotted holding hands with former Chicago Bears player Kelvin Hayden in Miami on Monday, December 28.

According to a source, the two had a romantic dinner date the night before at Prime 112. “They were affectionate,” an eyewitness tells Us of the duo, who showed off their trim physiques on the beach Monday.

The Empire star, 45, is mom to a 20-year-old son named Marcel. Marcel’s dad, Henson’s high school sweetheart William Lamar Johnson, was murdered in 1997.

The single mom has been vocal about needing a proper man when it comes to dating.

"Guys don't court anymore," she lamented on The Wendy Williams Show this past January. "Take me out to dinner! Say you're gonna pick me up at a certain time! Dating should be an event, you know? You like the guy, so you want to get pretty for him, so you spend all day, and the spark [ignites]. Whatever happened to that?" 

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