Empire's Grace Gealey is finally ready to talk about her off-camera romance with co-star Trai Byers. Indeed, Gealey — who plays Boo Boo Kitty on the hit Fox series — showed off her engagement ring to Tyra Banks on Wednesday's episode of FABLife.
The couple have kept their happy news on the down low since it broke this past July, when a source revealed they had gotten engaged during a romantic getaway to Chicago, but Banks got her to open up about it by starting a conversation about dating coworkers. We see what you did there, Ty!
Gealey said she has nothing against getting involved romantically in the workplace if it's done in the right way. "I think that if two people are mature and they're able to understand that if this doesn’t work out — 'cause first, I'm not a fan of flings when you work, cause that's where it gets a little dangerous," she said. "I think that if you do get involved — I keep wanting to say on set — I think that if you do get involved at your workplace you have to know that this is something that you want to be invested in, and this is just not just something that is frivolous and fleeting."
She continued, "[You have] to have the maturity to say that if this doesn't work out, you're not going to you know, throw staplers."
When Banks mentioned Gealey's relationship with Byers, she seized the moment to show off her ring. "For real, for real. Not a fling," she clarified, before confirming to Tyra that she is, in fact, engaged.
Watch the cute exchange — and cop a look at the ring! — below:
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