The hip-hop drama centering around the fictional record label and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and first premiered on January 7, Safe to say, the pilot was a huge success that brought in nearly 10 million viewers. Although Howard and Henson were already two big names in Hollywood, Empire managed to skyrocket their careers. Another thing Empire is known for is their huge array of celebrity stars who frequently make appearances on the show.
Naomi Campbell, Vivica A. Each actor on the show bring something unique and entertaining to the table. Relationship drama, family feuds, rivalries; there is never a dull moment at Empire Entertainment. Of course we all know their lives off-screen are a bit different than the ones they portray in front of the camera.
Although sometimes it is easy to forget, our favorite TV characters are often living completely different realities than the actors behind them, who have their own families, spouses, and children. Terrence married his third wife, former model Miranda Pak, otherwise known as Mira, in and they welcomed their first child together in , only months before they got divorced.
Although the couple have not officially remarried, they are together again and seem to be getting along for the time being. Gray and Jhonni Blaze rumored Bryshere Y. As a side note, you may remember Jhonni as the woman who accused Drake of threatening her after the two had a brief fling.
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel divorced Taye Diggs landed a recurring spot on the series during the 3rd season as Angelo Dubois.
The two got married in , but divorced in Idina has now moved on and recently got married to actor Aaron Lohr, who funnily enough appeared with the former couple in Rent. Henson and Kelvin Hayden dating , Taraji P.
Looks like the lovebirds are together again at last. I just trusted that we were going to be okay. In , Xzibit married his longtime girlfriend Krista Joiner. Shortly after the couple said I do, Xzibit got pulled over for drinking and driving. Instead of enjoying their first night as husband and wife, Xzibit had to spend it at the police station.
The couple now have two children together, and Xzibit has two other children with a former girlfriend. Andre is now married to the gorgeous Jane Choi, who co-owned a popular Mediterranean LA restaurant called Canele until its recent closure. The power couple make frequent public appearances together, along with their young teenage daughter Stella.
Naomi Campbell and Louis C. Camilleri rumored Camilla Marks-Whiteman was a recurring character in the first and second season of Empire, and was played by supermodel turned actress Naomi Campbell. Naomi has had her fair share of surprising relationships, but one of the most shocking is her alleged dating Egyptian multimillionaire and former chairman of Philip Morris International, Louis C.
The relationship was pretty serious, but like many celebrity couples it eventually ended, for unknown reasons. They were together for three whole years until they finally announced their breakup in October Taye Diggs and Amaza Smith Brown dating Only six months after splitting up with his wife of 10 years, Idina Menzel, Taye was quick to move on to the dating world. The striking couple are still going strong three years later, and have been crushing red carpets ever since with their impeccable style.
In real life, he is a loving husband and father of two. He married the dashing fashion model Grace Gail in a romantic destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy two years after welcoming their first daughter.
In January , they welcomed their second child to the world, also an adorable little girl. Malik Yoba and Cat Wilson married Vernon Turner was one of the main characters during the first season of Empire, and was the business partner and close friend to Lucious Lyon.
Malik has been happily married to his wife, actress Cat Wilson, since Fourteen years later, the couple are now the parents to three children. In real life, he is actually happily married to his wife, actress Michelle Morgan-Truvillion.
The couple both share a strong passion for the arts, and frequently volunteer their time towards helping the the Advantage Arts Program for Youth which provides art education to hundreds of inner-city high school kids.
Talk about some serious couple goals. Terrence Howard and Michelle Ghent divorced Terrence Howard married his second wife, Michelle Ghent, in , but got a divorce only three years later. Ever since their divorce there have been ongoing disputes about their relationship.
Michelle filed several lawsuits against the actor and claimed that he was violent with her on multiple different occasions and that he even at one point threatened to kill her. Demi Moore was famously married to Ashton Kutcher for eight years until an unfaithful Ashton caused them to split in A couple years ago, Rumer admitted that she had a crush on her step-dad who was closer in age to her than her mom before he started dating her mother. In real life, Mike is a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo and is known for his role in the Steet Fighter mini-series.
The kung-fu master is married to Richelle Moh, fellow 5th degree black belt, who he met as a young kid when they were training at the same dojang. The beautiful and slightly intimidating couple now have two boys and one daughter, who are also ninjas-in-training.
William Fichtner and Kymberly Kalil married The second season of Empire was filled with amous guest stars. One of them, who appeared in a few episodes as Jameson Henthrop, was William Fichtner, who is perhaps best known from his role on Prison Break.
William has been married to his wife Kymberly Kalil since Although there were rumors in that suggested the couple had split and preparing to divorce, they are still together today. Marisa Tomei and Logan Marshall-Green dated The lovely actress Marisa Tomei, who is known for her iconic role in My Cousin Vinny, is another star who appeared in several episodes in the second season.
For a a few years, the two actors had a pretty heavy fling and were even rumored to be engaged. They each moved on, but were reunited as cast mates when they both appeared in the new Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Of course the dashing movie star is no unfamiliar face in Hollywood, and has starred in several blockbuster hits such as Independence Day and Kill Bill: The five-time Grammy winner and judge on The Voice, married her manager, Tim Weatherspoon in during a small, tropical, Costa Rica wedding, Beyonce and Michelle were there too of course.
The beautiful couple now have an adorable two-year-old song together named Titan. Derek has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke since , and they are still happily married 19 years later!
In he married actress, JoNell Kennedy. The couple got divorced after a brief 5-year marriage and went their separate ways. When they got married, interracial marriages were looked down upon and were even illegal in some parts of the country. Racial tensions were at an all time high, and the couple received hateful judgement even from their own families.
Luckily, despite all the negative attention, they stayed strong and in love after all these years. They now have two children who are both in their 40s. Naomi Campbell and Terrence Howard rumored Yet another Naomi Campbell relationship on this list if we included them all it would make an entire article is between costars Naomi and Terrence Howard.
Although it was never made official, reports stated that the two were out spending a lot of time together. Rumer Willis and Jayson Blair dated , ? Rumer dated fellow actor Jayson Blair in , and the two made quite the striking pair.
After a year of dating, they decided to go their separate ways and call it a day. However, it seems like there might be hope for the former power couple after all, as they were caught leaving a romantic Italian restaurant in Hollywood in , and have posted some relationship-esque selfies together on Instagram.
The two were together for about a year, and he even allegedly proposed to the Empire star only one week before he met Khloe! Lamar went to marry the reality star after knowing her for only 32 days… and we all know how that marriage ended up.
Less than a year after the divorce, Demi began dating someone even younger than her ex-husband. The actress, who was 51 at the time, delighted celebrity tabloids when she stepped out in public with her year-old boyfriend, Sean Friday, the drummer of hard rock band Dead Sara, in They dated for a whole year, until they broke up, for unknown reasons. The couple had a rocky relationship to say the least, and divorced in after a year marriage. They remarried in , only to get a second divorce two years later.
Terrence admitted to hitting his ex-wife and mother of three of his children during an interview with Rolling Stone in The two met while playing on-screen lovers in the movie The Skinny. The picture-perfect couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in a mansion on Grand Cayman Island with only about 50 guests, which included several of their friends from the Empire cast. We hope you manage to leave all the Empire drama on the set and concentrate on your private alone time.