Taraji P. Henson Reflects on How She’s Doing Since Ending Engagement: ‘I Am Much Better’

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Taraji P. Henson is opening up about how she’s doing since asserting her cut up from fiancé Kelvin Hayden final month.”I am much better, let’s put it that way,” the actress, 50, instructed Entertainment Tonight forward of her internet hosting gig on the American Music Awards on Sunday.Henson revealed that she and Hayden had cut up throughout an look on The Breakfast Club morning radio present in October, nearly two years after the previous NFL star proposed.”I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out,” Henson mentioned on the time of her romance with Hayden, 37. “I tried, I said, ‘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.”RELATED: Taraji P. Henson and Fiancé Kelvin Hayden End Engagement: ‘It Didn’t Work Out’Though she didn’t disclose the rationale behind the breakup or once they determined to name it quits on the time, Henson burdened the significance of inside happiness separate from romantic relationships.“My happiness is not his responsibility and his is not mine. We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy, to make each other happy. So when one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never going to work,” she added. “You have to point out up, sure you wish to be understanding however you possibly can’t lose your self in that understanding. You should nonetheless arise for your self and be there for your self but it surely’s exhausting to do if the opposite individual isn’t doing that both.”Talking to ET this week, the Empire star noted that celebrating a major birthday milestone — her 50th — in September prompted her to change her outlook.RELATED: Taraji P. Henson Slated to Host ‘Electrifying’ 2020 American Music Awards”I felt myself slipping and so I used to be like, ‘You know what I’m not going to do is let 50 occur to me,” Henson said. “I’m going to get management of this mentally and never be like, ‘You are getting previous, do not no person care, you ain’t working,’ Well, duh, nobody is working, it’s COVID. So I felt that coming.”Story continuesHenson, who said that she doesn’t “have these low lows anymore,” also offered some advice to others who may be having a tough time — “So anyone on the market, that is likely to be going by means of this darkness, actually, understanding, it actually works.”RELATED: Taraji P. Henson Honored for Advocacy: ‘We Don’t Talk About Mental Health in the Black Community’Earlier this month ABC and dick clark productions announced that Henson would be hosting the AMAs, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday.”The AMAs brings collectively the music group to have fun what actually drives all artists — the followers,” she said in a statement at the time. “I’m proud to take the stage as this 12 months’s host — and likewise a fan — for what guarantees to be an electrifying evening of music.”The 2020 American Music Awards will air reside on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, at eight p.m. EST.