Taraji P. Henson Gets Tearful Over Revealing Murder To Her Son

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Taraji P. Henson hosts a show that appears exclusively on Facebook with Tracie Jade Jenkins and therapist Sierra Hillsman and the topic of this episode got heavy.

Taraji spoke on the death of her son’s father and Sierra Hillsman suggested to “use age-appropriate language” explaining that “sometimes there are situations where people do evil things to other people.” Taraji P. Henson responds by saying that she struggled to tell her son Marcell the truth.

Tears fell from her eyes as she recalls the moment she had to tell her son Marcell, how his father died.

“My son’s father was suddenly taken, murdered, when he was 9, and I didn’t know how to tell him that. I couldn’t tell him he was murdered, so I told him he died in an accident.”

She says that he eventually found out how it happened and tells the story of her son asking her why she didn’t tell him the truth.

“Later on in life he found out and he came back to me and was like, ‘Why didn’t you tell me my daddy was murdered?’”


“And so then we had to get therapy.”

“I didn’t have the balls. It wouldn’t come out. I hid it. I read the, actually, it was in the paper and I didn’t know how to tell him. He was stabbed to death, it was the worst way you could die. I just didn’t have the words. I didn’t know how to tell a 9-year-old.”

You can check out the clip below.