“Empire” Stars Trai Byers And Grace Gealey Are Married!
“Empire” stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are married!
The co-stars traded Chicago, where the hit FOX series is filmed, for Grand Cayman this week, tying the knot in an intimate island wedding. The nuptials took place on Thursday, with Byers wearing white to match his bride. The couple was joined by a small group of friends and family, but no “Empire” co-stars were in attendance.
Byers and Gealey, who was raised in the Cayman Islands, began dating in 2014 after meeting through the show. The actress confirmed their engagement last October. Neither, however, has mentioned their days-old union on social media yet.
The newlyweds will have time for a honeymoon, as the second season of “Empire” has already wrapped filming. Byers stars as Andre, the oldest son of Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) Lyon. His character, who struggles with bipolar disorder, is wed to Kaitlin Doubleday’s Rhonda.
Gealey, meanwhile, plays Anika, Lucious’ former fiance and the occasional lover of his son (and Andre’s brother) Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray). The character is currently pregnant, and based on a promo, that news is set to cause shockwaves during next Wednesday’s episode. Producers have teased a death by season’s end, but it’s unknown if Byers and Gealey’s alter-egos are at risk.
As Gossip Cop reported, Byers slammed a New York Post story last month for claiming he wants to quit the show. “See you in Season Three,” he told fans. Time will tell for sure, but at least he has a lovely new wife off-screen regardless of what happens. Congrats to the couple!