American actor Bryshere Y. Gray opened up in an interview about the qualities of his possible girlfriend. Later, his private conversation with a woman surfaced in the media.

The 24-year-old appears as Hakeem Lyon in Fox's musical drama series Empire, from where he gained his popularity. In addition, he worked on the drama and thriller movie Canal Street, which is set for release in 2018.

Work Priorities: Bryshere along with co-star Becky G on the episode of Empire series (Photo:

Bryshere Y. Gray currently has a total net worth of $2 Million.

Early Setbacks & Bryshere Y. Gray's Instant Hit Debut

Bryshere is one of the lucky actors whose debut acting role in Empire ended up becoming his breakout role. 

However, at the beginning of his career, Gray was a street performer due to the weak financial condition of his family. Later on, Gray began performing at the music festivals in Philadelphia.

His highlights as a musician are: played in the Jay-Z‘s Made in America Festival called The Roots, performed along with the rappers Fabulous and 2 Chainz.

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Soon after, in 2015, Gray left his musical career. He began his first acting role as Hakeem Lyon on the Fox drama TV series Empire, with co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, and Jussie Smollett. For him, this role ultimately became a gateway to endless opportunities.

Moreover, he has portrayed the character of Michael Bivins in the biographical miniseries The New Edition Story in 2017. Similarly, he has appeared in the 2018 movies Honey: Rise Up and Dance and The Bobby Brown Story. 

Likewise, in 2018, he acted alongside Teyana Taylor as a co-star for Honey: Rise Up and Dance as Tyrell.

The young actor was born Bryshere Yazuan Gray on November 23, 1993. He completed his high-school education at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

His parents were separated because of the domestic violence suffered at the hands of his father. Bryshere was diagnosed with a brain disorder, ADHD, and raising him and his sister, Brianna, became an expensive work for his mother, Andria Mayberry.

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Andria even published her first book titled Before Empire: Raising Bryshere “Yazz The Greatest” Gray in March 2017. The book comprises her struggle as a single mother to raise her children in the absence of a father.

Bryshere was nearly homeless before he landed Empire at the age of 18 as his mother was having a difficult time earning a living. Thankfully, his successful career somehow tackled the problem, and they ended up living in his house.

Bryshere Y. Gray Shuts Down Gay Rumors!

The only thing that is speculated about more than a celebrity's death is their sexuality. And it is not surprising, considering how many celebs have surprised fans with the news of them coming out of the closet.

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While Bryshere also surrounds himself with speculations about sexuality, he's successfully shut down every gay rumor thus far. To put out the theories, in February 2015, he tweeted,

They funny I’m not even gay doe.

He made it clear that he was not gay and could never be gay. Moreover, his romantic link with several names suggests his interest in the opposite sex.

Unraveling Bryshere Y. Gray's Relationship History!

Bryshere was in an alleged relationship with a girl named Allonie Janet in April 2015. 

The rumors about their relationship surfaced as their picture was often seen in Allonie's social media updates. After Allonie, his name was linked with American actress Serayah McNeill in 2016. 

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People noticed their on-screen romance in the episodes of Empire. The duo also got featured for the January 2017 cover of an American teen magazine, Seventeen. 

However, Bryshere denied these rumors, talking to in November 2016. He stated that they are just good friends, "like homies." Bryshere's name was again tagged with model Jhonni Blaze. 

They reportedly started dating in March 2017 when they were spotted getting cozy together at an amusement park.

However, in an interview on Harry Connick Jr.'s show, Harry, in October 2017, Bryshere revealed that he is single and looking for a girlfriend.

Bryshere Y. Gray's Requirements In His Possible Girlfriend

When he was asked about the qualities of his possible girlfriend, he immediately said that she had to be beautiful, intelligent, and had to follow her dreams.

After three months of the interview, the news surfaced in the media about his direct message failure with an unknown woman. The woman posted a slew of screenshots showing her numerous conversations with Bryshere.

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Since then, he seemed to be single and perhaps is in search of a perfect girlfriend.


It turns out Gray had a wife all along, and they had a strained relationship, to say the least. 

In July 2019, Gray was arrested by the authorities for assaulting his wife, Candice Jimdar. At the time, his wife confessed that he had been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder but still refused to take his medication.

In fits of rage, he allegedly physically assaulted his wife on multiple counts.

The court proceedings went on, and in May 2021, Gray finally pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault. He’s also been sentenced to spend ten days in county jail, in addition to being required to participate in a probation program for three years.

Moreover, the actor would have to pay restitution and enroll in a domestic violence offender treatment program.