Cookie Lyon’s (Taraji P. Henson) world was turned upside down on Empire when it was revealed her husband, Lucious, had a son named Jeff Kingsley with another woman many years ago. Cookie could hardly believe that he could have done this to her.
In this flashback video from Season 5, Cookie and her two sisters — Candance (Vivica A. Fox) and Carol (Tasha Smith) — discuss Kingsley and his mother, Tracey, and what it was like for all of them back then that perhaps Cookie had missed.
“There were these little rumors about her though, that she had some kid. That’s why she disappeared,” Carol says. Watch the video above to see how they truly feel about Lucious’s son and about the little lies they’ve all told themselves.