Aisha Hinds is an American actress, most prominently known for her portrayal as Henrietta Wilson, on Fox’s television series, 9-1-1. She is also appreciated for her roles as Carolyn Hill on Stephen King’s novel adaptation series, Under the Dome, and Harriet Tubman in WGN's Underground.

Apart from her career, Hinds has also found success in her personal life, as she got engaged to her long-time partner in November 2020.

Her Relationship and Engagement Details

On November 17, 2020, the 45-year-old actress took to her Instagram to confirm that she got engaged to her boyfriend, Silky Valente. She posted a picture with Valente, an event host, showing her engagement ring, as both of them looked happy.


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The post received many congratulations comments from Hinds' followers and close friends.

"Congratulations may God continue to bless you both with an over abundance of love and joy," one commented. "May you both be blessed with long life health and strength and you continue on life journey in blessed union."

Another even complained about the Instagram algorithms after she missed on the post, stating, "How did I ever miss this I cant stand the algorithms I didn't see this! post notifications onnnnnn!!! Congratulations!!!"

The same day, Valente also posted the same picture on his Instagram account, writing, "SHE SAID YES."

Hinds later shared during her interview with Essence in February 2021 that Valente had proposed to her on her birthday, i.e., November 13, 2020.

"That definitely was a day of unexpected joy. He completely surprised me. He did it on my birthday. Because of 2020, I had no plans to have a plan. I was pulling back the plans," the Detroit 1-8-7 star said.

The actress also hinted that the couple is now looking forward to enjoying their married life, as the wedding plans are on the cards.

Hinds and her now-fiancé Valente reportedly have been together since before 2010. But despite being in a relationship, they kept their love life under wraps.

Who Is Hinds' Fiancé Valente?

According to his Instagram, Valente is an event host, television personality, and entrepreneur. He has over 3 thousand followers on Instagram.

His bio on The Block Association’s website identifies him as an “in-house event host, renaissance man & definitely the most interesting man in any room!”

Hinds’ Portrayal of Lesbian Characters on-Screen

Hinds portrayed an interracial woman named Carolyn Hill in the series Under the Dome. Her character is in a married interracial relationship with Dr. Alice Calvert, played by Samantha Mathis.

As a lesbian couple, Carolyn and Alice raise a notorious daughter named Norrie, played by Mackenzie Lintz.

The actress also plays a lesbian wife, Henrietta Wilson, in the television show 9-1-1. The series premiered its fourth season on January 18, 2021 — and was renewed for a fifth season in May 2021.