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Even for a gorgeous, super-likeable, Oscar-winning actress like Taraji P. Henson, finding the right man can be a challenge.

It’s hard out here for a pimp!

The Think Like A Man Too star has had quite a rise to fame and success. Recalling that she only had $900 to her name when the father of her child passed away, she told the New York Post that she came from very humble beginnings.

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“Listen,we’re like the Jeffersons. Now a big LA house. To us, it’s a mansion,”she said. Although Taraji is grateful for her success, her loved ones are still her focus. “My career’s good, but I think about my family. It’s just the two of us.”

Well, make that three. Taraji likes to make sure that she takes great care of her mother. Sometimes that means bringing her to red carpet events as a date, other times it means surprising her with a treat. “I’ll give her anything she wants. But she doesn’t want anything. She remarried. She found her lucky sucker,” Taraji said. “If you ask how’s Mama making it alone, you’re confused. She’s not alone. It’s me who’s alone. I’m always looking.”

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The spotlight has been a blessing to her family, but Taraji admits that it’s presented something of an obstacle in her love life. “Hard to maneuver when you’re in show business. It shrinks the search pool. I don’t want an actor. I want a life partner. A real one,” she said.

Taraji did have a prospect for a relationship not too long ago until she figured out that he was into her pulic persona. “I had a guy, but cut to the chase. He was starstruck. They fall for the lady on-screen,” the actress explained.

“Face it, I don’t wake up looking like Beyoncé,” said Taraji, who is thinking about international love. “I think I’ll have to start hunting abroad. Maybe get off the Northern Continent. I know you just cannot have two narcissists together.”


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