The first season of FOX’s series Empire is a wrap, but there’s still more to talk about.
In the finale, Grace Gealey’s character Anika hooked up with Lucious’s youngest son Hakeem, but in real life, she’s reportedly hooking up with the eldest Lyon son, Andre (played by Trai Byers).
A source confirms to US Weekly that the co-stars are a real life couple. They’ve reportedly been dating since first meeting on the set of the breakout series.
“They started seeing each other during the shooting of the show,” said the insider. “There was an instant attraction, people working on the show are aware about it. When they all hang out together, they’ll cuddle and give a kiss, but it’s nothing obscene.”
A second source told US the two are trying to keep their relationship private. “They are having a great time together,” said the source. “They started dating in the middle of the season and are completely in love.”