One of America’s most beloved TV moms is coming to “Empire.”

The incomparable Phylicia Rashad will join season 3 of Fox’s hit drama series as Taye Diggs‘ mother, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Rashad plays the wealthy Diana Dubois, whose son, Angelo (Diggs), is a prominent New York politician and a new love interest for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson).

Taraji is over the moon about the addition of Ms. Rashad.

In a post on her IG page, she wrote, “The BEST NEWS I’ve heard all ALL YEAR!!! #JesusMyHeart might STOP!!! ????????? #Empire but who’s momma is she playing tho? ? THAT IS THE QUESTION? ?”

Tasha Smith gushed, “Omg!!! I love this women!!!!!!!!!”

It’s great to know the living legend will be received with open arms!

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