Are Jamal & Hakeem Friends IRL?

Brothers Jamal and Hakeem Lyon are taking the world by storm — on FOX's hit series Empire, that is. In real life, the two characters are played by Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray, respectively. As was seen throughout the first season (you know, between all the family fights and drama), Jamal and Hakeem are super tight and have the utmost amount of respect for another. Sadly, that somewhat came to a halt by Season 1's end, but that doesn't mean Smollett and Gray are on opposite sides in real life. That's right, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray are friends and can't help but show their love across social media.

I'm sure Empire fans are happy to hear that these two actors have nothing but brotherly love for each other throughout their daily lives. Whether they're goofing around on set, attending events together, or performing on stage and letting fans bask in their amazing musical skills, Smollett and Gray know how to please their fans. They are true friends and I, for one, couldn't be more thrilled about it.

With that said, here are a few friendly and brotherly moments between the two when they aren't bringing Jamal and Hakeem to life on the small screen.

They Have Fun In Photo Booths

Can you say uh-dorable?

They Aren't Afraid To Be Silly

I'll take goofy Jamal and Hakeem any day of the week.

They Let Their Talents Shine

When they sing, the world sings.

They Bond On Set

Bonding as TV brothers and real-life friends is important.

They Love Traveling Together

Even when there are mechanical issues.

They Have Fun With Their TV Dad

So much fun in one picture and I can't handle it.

They Take Selfies

Selfies = true friendship.

So... who else is ready for more Jamal and Hakeem moments during Empire Season 2?