Empire stars announce their engagement

Trai Byers proposed to Grace Gealey this week.

Byers, who plays Andre Lyon, the eldest son of Luscious Lyon, held a surprise birthday party for Gealey on Sunday night. “She thought it would just be the two of them going to dinner, but when they got there, he had arranged a party for about 20 of her friends and family members to surprise her,” a source close to the couple said.

Empire co-stars, including Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe and Jussie Smollett, were present for the proposal.

There was a lot of speculation about whether the couple were more than just friends but neither of them confirmed nor denied a relationship to the media.

On the show, Gealey plays Anika Calhoun, head of Empire Entertainment A&R. Anika is also engaged to Empire Entertainment CEO Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) which makes Andre her stepson.

The second season of Empire premieres on September 23.

source – loopjamaica.com