Jussie Smollett and 'Empire' Costar Taraji P. Henson Take a Hike

Jussie Smollett isn’t out of the metaphorical woods regarding his alleged hoax “attack” in Chicago, but he’s heading into actual woods for a hike with an old friend.

The ex-“Empire” star ventured out Wednesday morning in L.A. with Taraji P. Henson and his sister, Jurnee Smollett. It was kinda hard for the trio to keep a low profile with Taraji’s bright red hair. She’s been rockin’ that ‘do recently.

Anyway, all three looked pretty chummy as they walked the hiking path, and kept things Fauci-friendly during the trek with their face coverings.

If you’re doing a double-take at seeing Taraji with Jussie — who was written out of the show in 2019 — you shouldn’t be. TPH has been very vocal in her continued support for him … even after show execs gave him the heave-ho.

Sure, he’s still fighting the City of Chicago in a civil case, as well as Cook County in another criminal case after a special prosecutor re-charged him. But, Jussie’s got himself a ride or die in Taraji, who played his TV mom.

Those Lyons stick together.

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