Attending the Super Bowl was an emotional experience for Taraji P. Henson. Not because she was rooting for the Atlanta Falcons, but because her father wasn’t there.

The award-winning actress and star of “Empire” said her late father was a huge football fan and would have loved to be able to attend a Super Bowl.

It’s a big deal for me because I lost my dad and football was such a big part of us on Sundays. My stepmom would cook and we would watch football.

I love being this close to it and wished he was actually alive to go to a Super Bowl ’cause he’s never been to a Super Bowl.

Taraji P. Henson still had a great time and even snapped pics with Ludacris before the Falcons’ devastating loss.