Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox issued a joint statement, calling the decision for Smollett not to return “mutual.”
"He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity," wrote Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe and other cast members.
The actor and producer has signed on to host and co-executive produce a weekly late-night series on the network.
The couple has faced their fair share of ups and downs, from murder attempts to car explosions, but nothing can tear them apart.