‘Empire’ Costars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers Are Headed for the Aisle

Empire fans have an extra engagement to look forward to in addition to September’s season premiere.

UsWeekly reports that Trai Byers popped the question at Grace Gealey’s 31st birthday bash on Sunday, July 26.  “He popped the question and she was totally surprised and elated,” a source tells Us. “She can’t stop looking at the ring! They celebrated all night.”



The couple celebrated with friends, family, and costars over dinner and drinks at the Kinmont Restaurant in Chicago.



It was love at first sight for the happy couple who began dating after meeting on set of FOX’s breakout series. “There was an instant attraction,” a show insider told Us back in March. “When they all hang out together they’ll cuddle and give a kiss, but it’s nothing obscene.”

Byers and Gealey’s relationship would have been strictly forbidden had it manifested in the Empire world. Gealy portrays Anika Calhoun who is Byers’ father’s ex, and his mother’s biggest enemy.

Empire returns to FOX on September 23, 2015.