“Empire” co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers reportedly got engaged just a few months after news broke in March that the two were dating. The proposal was very significant, especially for Gealey, because Byers did it during her 31st birthday party on Sunday, July 26.
“He surprised her on her birthday,” a source told Us Weekly. “He popped the question and she was totally surprised and elated. She can’t stop looking at the ring! They celebrated all night.”
Byers took to Instagram to express his excitement. The 32-year-old actor posted a photo collage including an image of the couple getting close to each other. He captioned it, “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.”
Many “Empire” fans congratulated the lovebirds on their engagement. User @lizzie8302 wrote, “Congrats on the engagement.” Similarly, another fan @truly100_bush wrote, “I knew this would happen, congrats, so happy for yall.” User @1908dani even gushed over them as saying, “You guys look great together!! Congratulations on the engagement! @gracegealey.” Meanwhile, the 31-year-old actress opted to post a photo collage of herself with friends and family. A caption for the picture read, “To all who sent greetings, called, messaged and came out to celebrate yesterday, thank you. It was an incredibly unforgettable day. And looking forward to an incredibly unforgettable year. #31HereWeCome #empirefam #arthurmurrayfam #famfam.”