Empire’s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are Engaged

Well, who knew? Empire costars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers are engaged, sources have confirmed to US Weekly. The couple revealed in March that the two were an item. Gealey plays Anika, the calculating ex-girlfriend of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard, while Byers is Lucious’ troubled eldest son, Andre.

Byers asked for Gealey’s hand in marriage on her 31st Birthday on Sunday July 26 at a party for family and friends.

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

The happy pair celebrated their engagement and her birthday with fellow costars and both took to Instagram to share their joy, as they say…

“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,” Byers captioned a photo collage on Monday, July 27.

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