See 'Empire's Bryshere Gray Walk Mom down the Aisle on Her Wedding Day

Photos from Andria Mayberry's wedding day reveal her son, Bryshere Gray walked her down the aisle. Mother and son looked lovely and remind us of how far they've come since Andria started raising the "Empire" actor as a single mother. 

We're mentioning this only now but congratulations are in order for Bryshere Gray’s mother, Andria Mayberry who revealed recently that she got married in November. We discovered this on Mother’s Day when Andria decided to share photos from the special occasion. 

CELEBRATING BECOMING A BRIDE ON MOTHER'S DAY

A series of posts flooded Andria’s recent feeds revealing the beautiful ceremony that sealed her union with her husband, Diamante Kenny. From one of her captions, we picked up that they wed on November 10 and she was especially grateful to her florist for doing a great job in delivering what she wanted. She proudly revealed too that her bridal bouquet included photos of her late father, sister, and sister-in-law. 

The captured moment revealed the beautiful bride looking serious as her son stared proudly at her during their journey to the altar.

REMEMBERING SPECIAL MOMENTS BETWEEN MOTHER AND SON

More importantly, the celebration was even made sweeter by the fact that her son, Bryshere walked her down the aisle. The captured moment revealed the beautiful bride looking serious as her son stared proudly at her during their journey to the altar. During the reception, they also shared a sweet mother and son dance.

THEIR SPECIAL BOND

It isn’t surprising Bryshere would be Andria’s first choice to walk her down the aisle in the absence of her late father. They are especially close with the “Empire” star being her eldest and raising him as a single mother.  She also paid close attention to him growing up because he was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of five. 

She forced him out of their home when he was eighteen so he could learn to fend for himself. 

STRUGGLING WITH BRYSHERE'S DIAGNOSED CONDITION

Andria, who’s a practicing nurse and is also a mother to Bryshere’s sister, Brianna, admitted on “The Real” that it was a struggle to accept her son’s condition initially but she made an effort to keep an open mind. In her book, “Before Empire: Raising Bryshere Gray “Yazz the Greatest,” she shares that experience and empowers others from what she learned.  

“I was homeless, and I’m on the biggest show in the world now,” he said. “I’m living proof that you all can do whatever you all want to do.”

FROM HOMELESS TO A STAR

Andria has every reason to inspire seeing how successful Bryshere turned out today. Not only is he a thriving rapper who wrote his first song when he was nine but he’s also part of the cast of the hit television show, “Empire.” Moreover, he portrayed Mike Bivins in the critically acclaimed biopic mini-series about his former singing group, New Edition. 

Bryshere himself acknowledged how far he’s come when he spoke to a group of high school students as recounted by Black Doctor

“I was homeless, and I’m on the biggest show in the world now,” he said. “I’m living proof that you all can do whatever you all want to do.”

The 25-year-old is likewise humble to admit that his mother, one of the positive people in his life has a lot to do with it.  He also credits talent manager Charlie Mack, his mentor Will Smith and his co-stars for his continued success. 

Meanwhile, Andria who now manages Bryshere rests in the knowledge that his son can already take care of himself. She forced him out of their home when he was eighteen so he could learn to fend for himself. 

Shortly after, he met Charlie who was a friend of Will Smith’s. This eventually led to an audition on “Empire” which gave him the break he needed and the money to find himself his own place.

THE ONGOING TASK OF TEACHING HER SON

Now that he’s earning well, Andria encourages Bryshere to save his money. As such, she never took advantage of his earnings. In fact, she still works as a nurse to this day simply because she loves her job and wants to keep making her own money. 

“We have to make sacrifices for our children. Whatever you’re doing, you have to educate yourself on it."

HER ADVICE TO SINGLE MOTHERS

Looking back, Andria’s advice to other single mothers is to stay the course. 

“Hold on. Stick by your children. It’s very important,” she told the hosts of “The Real.” She also stresses the importance of sacrifice and continued learning.

“We have to make sacrifices for our children. Whatever you’re doing, you have to educate yourself on it. Whether they want to be a doctor, an educator…you have to educate yourself.”