Tyrese Confirms He\'s Playing Cookie\'s Love Interest on Empire
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Tyrese Confirms He’s Playing Cookie’s Love Interest on Empire


Here's news that will delight — but probably not surprise — most Empire fans: Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson has confirmed his guest star role will be a love interest for Cookie. Yep, that Baby Boy reunion you've been dreaming of is on.

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For those who missed out on the early '00s classic flick, Baby Boy featured Tyrese and Taraji as a super steamy (but combative) couple, and fans have been longing to see them reunited on screen ever since. Well, it's happening, at least based on what Tyrese told Wendy Williams about his Empire part.

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Tyrese, who stopped by Wendy's show on Friday, dished, "Me and Taraji, we gotta do what we do. I'm coming to get my girl back." Cue huge cheers from the audience — and from us!

When Wendy clarified, "So you're playing a love interest?" Tyrese seemed to confirm, saying, "Yeah. I'm coming to get — you know, all them dudes on there kissing on my girl ... I'm kind of done with seeing all that. This chocolate is spreading!"

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Let's just hope we'll also get to see Tyrese and Terrence Howard face off. You know you want to see how that battle would go down.

Heck, maybe they can have a musical battle. After all, Tyrese has to show off those pipe, right?