As if viewers weren’t already excited about season 2 of FOX’s hit drama Empire, the recently released trailer was topped off with news of the engagement between costars Trai Byers and Grace Grealy.
Us Weekly reports that congratulations are in order for couple after Byers proposed to the Caribbean beauty during her birthday celebration on Sunday (July 26). The unnamed source told Us that the proposal was completely unexpected, but Grealy was stunned as she admired her ring for the rest of the evening. Though the two have not publicized it yet, Byers posted a photo collage of the birthday festivities on his Instagram about their fun-filled night:
““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,” he captioned on the photo.
Empire is gearing up for the sophomore season’s star-studded run. The couple will also work alongside Hollywood’s favorite A-listers who have been named for roles such as Kelly Rowland and Tyrese. Grealy plays Luscious Lyons’ estranged and very spiteful ex-wife, while Byers channels his bipolar, business mogul son. Now that the engagement news has broken, we’re amped to find out what other surprises the cast has in store for us on and off the cameras.