Trai Byers and Grace Gealey tie the knot in private Grand Cayman Island ceremony
Empire stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey have tied the knot.
The 32-year-old onscreen eldest son of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) wed his 31-year-old girlfriend, who plays Lucious’s ex-fiancée Anika Calhoun.
TMZ reported that the duo exchanged ‘I do’s’ in a private ceremony at a mansion on Grand Cayman Island on Thursday, with a very limited guest list which reportedly did not include any of their Empire co-stars.
Newlyweds! Empire’s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey tied the knot on Thursday in a private ceremony on Grand Cayman Island
The short, five table, guest list was limited to close friends and relatives, who dined on steak and lobster during the following celebration.
Following the ceremony the happy couple – and guests – celebrated dancing to hip-hop, disco, and reggae.
Trai proposed to Grace on her 31st birthday this past July, with Us Weekly reporting that he ‘popped the question and she was totally surprised and elated. She can’t stop looking at the ring! They celebrated all night.’
Prior to their engagement, rumors of a relationship between the two Empire stars had circulated for months. Keeping it simple
The happy couple kept their special ceremony small, with just a group of close friends and relatives – reportedly not even including their Empire co-stars (pictured at the Season 2 premiere party)
In the honeymoon phase
The Fox stars became engaged after Trai popped the question on Grace’s 31st birthday this past July. Grace seemed to first confirm the engagement while appearing on an October episode of FABLife, hosted by Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen.
She had been speaking about her thoughts on relationships with co-workers, sharing that she believed it was less likely to be trouble if you established it wasn’t a fling or ‘frivolous and fleeting.’
‘[You have] to have the maturity to say that if this doesn’t work out, you’re not going to you know, throw staplers,’ she said.
Taking it seriously
While on an episode of the FABLife this past October, Grace was speaking about relationships with co-workers, which she said were less likely to cause drama if you take them seriously.
This prompted Tyra to ask about Grace’s relationship with co-star Trai, after which she flashed her engagement ring, noting: ‘For real, for real. Not a fling!’
And when Tyra asked if the actress had told anyone the big news yet, she hinted that her FABLife appearance was the first announcement, quipping: ‘I just did!’
The newlyweds star on Fox’s smash hit empire, which airs Wednesdays at 9pm.
‘Not a fling!’ Then the actress finally shared her good news as she showed off her engagement ring and shared that her and co-star Trai’s relationship was ‘for real, for real’ as they were engaged