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Actress Taraji P Henson went on Instagram last night, and unveiled her giant baby bump. Needless to say, social media went BONKERS when the 49 year old actress leaked pics of her holding her belly.

Well MTO News reached out to two of Taraji's friends and sorry guys - she's NOT pregnant.

Here's the pic that got people talking:

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So what's with the pregnancy pic? According to one of Taraji's pals - the actress was on set for her new movie Coffee and Kareem, which comes out in January.

The pal told MTO News, "Taraji's in a comedy that comes out in January. She was on set 'pregnant', and decided to get people talking."

And we have proof. Here's Taraji and her boyfriend Kelvin Hayden at the opening of Tyler Perry's studios just two weeks ago. She clearly didn't have a giant belly then:


Taraji P. Henson has been acting since the late 90s and made her film debut in the 2001 coming of age film, Baby Boy. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Benjamin Button alongside Brad Pitt, but her breakout role was not from any film she’s starred in. Henson gained a global fanbase playing Cookie Lyon on the FOX TV show Empire.

Empire tells the story of the musical family, The Lyons. After serving over a decade in prison to protect her aspiring rapper of a husband, Cookie is released to an empire that does not include her. The show takes viewers on a journey of the corrupt music industry, a family’s mission to protect their business at any cost, and Cookie’s journey to reclaim what’s hers personally and professionally.

With the final season of Empire currently airing, fans are anxious to see what Henson’s next move will be.