Jussie Smollett’s Reaction to His BIG In-Studio Surprise Will Make You Smile

by Cristina Corvino 1:12 PM, October 3, 2017

Aired December 27, 2017

Ah, brotherly love!

When our good friend Jussie Smollett visited, he had no idea what we had in store for him. (Spoiler: His brother, Jake, was backstage the whole time waiting to surprise him.)

Funnily enough, when the “Empire” star sat down at the kitchen counter with Rach, he started talking about Jake -- without knowing he was listening!

“Jake LOVES you,” Jussie says to Rach.

“Jake is my favorite,” he continues when a photo of his younger brother -- and Food Network star -- pops up. “I love Jake so much.”

BUT, all the love aside, they wouldn’t be brothers if Jussie didn’t go on to call his sibling out -- saying that Jake was wearing his shirt in the photo.

“Basically every time that he comes on ‘The Rachael Ray Show,’” the actor explains, “He goes into my closet at my house.”

Well, that’s what siblings do -- right?

And sure enough, when Jake finally revealed himself while Jussie was playing a blindfolded taste-test game, he was wearing one of Jussie’s shirts!

Watch the sweet reveal for yourself in the video above! There’s no way it won’t make you smile.

Don’t forget to catch Jussie on “Empire,” which airs at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays on FOX -- and look out for the Smollett family's cookbook in 2018!

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