Taraji P. Henson's son will walk her down the aisle: 'I think it's only right'

Taraji P. Henson's wedding will be a family affair through and through.

The actress shared with AOL a few intimate details of her upcoming nuptials, revealing that in the absence of her late father, her son, Marcell, will be the man to walk her down the aisle.

"I think it's only right that he give me away," she said, speaking to AOL after wrapping up her conversation about minority representation as part of Marriott's #LoveTravels Breaking Barriers initiative.

In fact, before fiance Kelvin Hayden dropped to one knee in May, he spoke to Marcell to make sure the 24-year-old was on board.

"My fiance reached out to him -- my dad has passed on, so he reached out to my son, like, 'What do you think, man?' And my son was like, 'Do it, she'll be so happy,'" Henson recalled. "All three of us went to dinner, and he was totally in on it, keeping my attention diverted while my fiance had the back room set up and everything. And we went into that room and he popped the question."

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NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05: Actress Taraji P. Henson performs onstage during Black Girls Rock! 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05: Taraji P. Henson poses backstage at Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05: Taraji P. Henson is seen backstage during Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23: Actress Taraji P. Henson sits courtside during a BIG3 Basketball game on July 23, 2017, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson on Season Four of EMPIRE premiering Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
EMPIRE: Pictured Clockwise L-R: Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers and Taraji P. Henson on Season Four of EMPIRE premiering Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Taraji P. Henson attends the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Actress Taraji P. Henson of the show 'Empire' attends the FOX Upfront on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0641 -- Pictured: Actress Taraji P. Henson plays the 'Drinko' sketch on March 17, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the 'Toil and Trouble, Part. 2' season finale episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the 'Toil & Trouble, Pt. 1' episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Actor Janelle Monae, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson and actors Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer pose backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Taraji P. Henson attends the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Actors Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae attend Vanity Fair and Genesis Celebrate 'Hidden Figures' on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the 'Toil & Trouble, Pt. 1' episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 13: M.A.C. Viva Glam Spokespeople (R) Taraji P. Henson & (L) Jussie Smollett meet fans at M.A.C. Michigan Avenue Store in Chicago on February 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for M.A.C. Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 12: Taraji P. Henson on the Red Carpet at THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT; 6:00-9:30 PM, live MT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Phil McCarten/CBS via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae pose in the press room at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the 'Absent Child' episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Taraji P. Henson poses at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2017 : (L-R) Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae, co-recipients of the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'Hidden Figures', pose in the press room during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California, the United States, on Jan. 29, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images)
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The relationship between Henson's fiance and son, she said, has been so meaningful to watch.

"My son hasn't really had any real male figures in his life," she said. "It's cool, when he's playing his music or whatever, he'll get Kelvin's input. It just warms my heart."

Marcell's father, Henson's high school sweetheart, was murdered in 2003.

"My son is very loving -- he could get along with a rock," Henson said. "We're very close. We're much closer now because he's an adult so we can talk freely and openly."

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