Doing her bit to promote the hit Empire show, 44 year old actress Taraji P Henson was on the Steve Harvey show talking all things Cookie and Taraji. The mother of one explained why she hasn't opened up about dating any man yet, saying she can only do that when she is engaged or married. Talk about very high standards right?
Steve and Taraji are also long-time friends and on the episode, the two talked about the first time they met and how they worked together on the “Think Like A Man” films. Taraji also told viewers of her inspiring journey to become an Oscar-nominated actress, how she landed the role of “Cookie” and what it’s like to work with Terrence Howard!
On her dating standards, she said;
“I’m a grown woman so ‘dating and let’s just see’ –those days are over. If there’s nothing on this finger, if this finger’s naked, no one gets claimed. You don’t get claimed until you claim me. Period. You don’t get to say, ‘I dated Taraji P. Henson.’
You don’t get to go on the red carpet and share that part of my life with me because now, today with social media, it’s not private.(more below) I have a son and I don’t want them to be like ‘mom dated that one and this and this’…I can’t do that. I can’t afford that because then when I do meet the one, he’s gonna be like, ‘you were a ho, you been with this one, this one, this one’…I can’t do that.
“If you’re not serious, don’t even open your mouth. Shake my hand and keep it moving. I’ve accomplished so much in my life and right now, I just want someone to share it with.”
I say a BIG yeah! Yo go girl! Watch video below...