Taraji P. Henson might get married in her garden after the coronavirus pandemic threw her wedding plans into chaos.
The 49-year-old actress’ nuptials with fiance Kelvin Hayden were initially set for Saturday (April 4, 2020), but they were pushed back to June for fear of bad weather. However, now that the COVID-19 virus is leading to the cancellation of weddings all around the world – due to rules in many countries allowing a maximum of five to 10 guests to attend – she’s considering alternative arrangements.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the Empire star said: “Well, everything, it’s halted. It was supposed to be June, but it’s complicated with corona(virus).
“Corona (sic) has everything (up in the air) because now you’re talking about a date that you had planned that you might not be able (to stick to). It’s a mess. It’s a mess, so it might be in the backyard.
“It’s probably going to be a backyard wedding,” she reiterated. “It would break my mother’s heart, (after) all these years, she had been wanting to see me get married and it’s got to be virtually?”
The star previously told U.S. TV show Extra that both she and Kelvin have elderly relatives to consider when rescheduling their big day.
“Our grandparents, my grandmother is about to turn 96, his is 86, how do we get them to the wedding now? Now, we are concerned, just trying to figure out the safest and best way,” she added.