Empire Co-Stars Grace Gealey, Trai Byers Are Engaged

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  Grace Gealey and Trai Byers attend GBK 2015 Pre-Oscar Awards luxury gift lounge on February 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for GBK Productions, LLC)

Empire Co-Stars Grace Gealey, Trai Byers Are Engaged

How would Lucious Lyon feel about this?

Published July 28, 2015

Andre and Boo Boo Kitty are getting married — and no, that's not a season-two plot twist on Empire. Trai Byers and Grace Gealey, the actors who co-star on the hit Fox drama as Lucious Lyon's (Terrence Howard) son and fiancée, are engaged to each other in real life.

Byers and Gealey, who went public with their relationship in March, made it official over the weekend while on vacation in Chicago. The couple were celebrating Gealey's 31st birthday in the Windy City. 

“He surprised her on her birthday,” a source tells Us Weekly. “He popped the question and she was totally surprised and elated. She can’t stop looking at the ring! They celebrated all night.”

Byers hinted at the happy news on Instagram on Monday. “Had so much fun celebrating @gracegealey's life!! Happy Birthday to an exquisite human being! Thank you @kinmontchicago for hosting us. Amazing spot, wonderful food, UNFORGETTABLE night,” he captioned a photo collage of the weekend festivities.

Congratulations to the happy couple! Watch Gealey talk about working with Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson on The Real, below:

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(Photo: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for GBK Productions, LLC)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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