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Taraji P. Henson on Dating: ‘No Ring on My Finger, You Don’t Get Claimed’

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Taraji P. Henson talks about her dating life with Steve Harvey and talked about not claiming a man unless he puts a ring on her finger… Which I can completely concur. The 44-year-old single mother talked about why you never hear of her dating anyone, dropping relationship gems like it’s nothing.

According to Uptown Magazine Taraji states:
“I’m a grown woman. If there’s nothing on this [ring] finger, if this [ring] finger is naked, no one gets claimed. You don’t get 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 a carpet and share that part of my life. Because now, today, with all of this social media, it’s not private. And then I have a son. I don’t want them to be like, ‘Your mom dates this one and this one and this and this and this.’ I can’t do that. I can’t afford that because when I finally meet the one, he’s going to be like, ‘Wait a minute, you a hoe! You been with this one, this one, this one.’ [And I’m like] ‘No I wasn’t! [And he’s going to be like], ‘Lemme go look it up. Here it is! You kissing him at this restaurant and…’ I can’t do that.”

The Washington, D.C. native continued:
“So if you’re not serious, don’t even open your mouth. Shake my hand and keep it moving ’cause I’m looking for–I’ve accomplished so much in my life that now, I just want somebody to share it with.”

If she didn’t speak truth, you better preach! I co-sign this one. People wonder why I never post about boyfriends/guys I’m dating… I reference here and there, but it’s very vague.. – There is never a social media trail of my love life (Except for this one time) but I learned my lesson. Especially if I’m not IN love and I’m still getting to know someone (it takes a minute to get past their “representative” and discover their true self and intentions). Next time people want to ask questions, I’m referring them to this post.

If you like it, you can put a ring on it. Until then…it aint nobody’s business. Not everyone is entitled to see a play-by-play of my love life. Women need to learn this…

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