*Jussie Smollett joined his “Empire” co-stars on Sunday to celebrate his 32nd birthday, a spy tells Page Six.
The show’s creator Lee Daniels and Smollett’s onscreen co-star and close friend Gabourey Sidibe threw the party for the actor at Chicago’s RM Champagne Salon. The cast has returned to the Windy City to begin filming season two of their hit show.
Co-stars Trai Byers, Bryshere Y. Gray, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Ta’Rhonda Jones and AzMarie Livingston were on hand to celebrate, adds the source.
The BEST SHOWRUNNER EVA!!!! This woman runs #EMPIRE y’all!! #ileenechaiken #incediblewoman #EMPIRE #empireseason2 👊🏾 A photo posted by Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on
The group, who partied on the eatery’s outdoor patio, enjoyed shrimp cocktail and oysters and sipped on Champagne.
The night ended with cupcakes and Smollett covered with silly string.
Spent the bday weekend with m’baby & ended the night w/ my @empirefox fam @traibyers @yazzthegreatest @kaitlindday (the crackhead who took this pic), @gracegealey, @flygirl1988, Moheen, Ilene & @iamazmarie. I love yall so much. Thank you @gabby3shabby & @theoriginalbigdaddy for throwing such a perfectly grown ass night… Minus this silly string shizz. And my God thank you to all of you beautiful people for the bday wishes. Really meant so much and I felt the love. I hope you always feel it back from me. #SummerSolstice #CancerSeason