‘Empire’ Stars Wed in Secret Beach Ceremony
Empire co-stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey have reportedly tied the knot in a secret beach wedding.
Editors at TMZ reported that the couple had wed on Thursday at a mansion on Grand Cayman Island, in the Caribbean, in a private ceremony and reception.
A handful of guests attended, limited to just close friends and family, and none of the pair’s Empire co-stars, including Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, were invited.
Guests dined on steak and lobster, and danced the night away to hip-hop, disco and reggae, TMZ reports. Neither Byers or Gealey have acknowledged the wedding on social media, and a representative for the couple has not yet commented on the report.
Byers hit the headlines recently as he was forced to deny that he was leaving the hit music drama series to concentrate on a more serious acting career.
The actor, who plays Andre on the show, said he was “proud” to play the complex character. “I don’t normally spend my time dispelling rumors, but there is something I’d like to address,” he wrote on Instagram back in March.
“I have nothing but love and respect for ‘Empire’ and all who are involved on the show… How could I think of demanding something larger than Andre, where I get to express a man with Bipolar disorder, who is on a spiritual journey to find his identity? I am so I proud, so happy and so lucky to be a part of this cast.”