Smollett plays Howard's son, Jamal, in "Empire", Fox's family-dynastic drama set in the hip hop world.
In a social media post, Howard shared his love with the baby video actor sitting on Smoletta's lap and penetrating giggle when Smoletta strokes him.
"All your lil puppies have taken you, we love the hell out of you," he signed the video along with the emotions of the heart at the end.
Smollett was arrested Thursday on charges of misconduct for false allegations that he was assaulted. attacked him and threw a loop around his neck on January 29 in Chicago.
He claims to have organized the attack by paying two brothers $ 3,500 to attack him, police said. The men bought masks and snares to use in the attack, and the actor directed them to the epithets they would throw when they attacked him.
Before the alleged attack, Smoltet made sure the neighborhood had security cameras to ensure the attack was recorded, Chicago Police Inspector Eddie T. Johnson said on Thursday.
"But unfortunately this particular camera was not mentioned in this direction," he said.
Smollett reported the police invasion that he investigates as a possible hate crime. But as history unfolded in the weeks, it began to unravel with twists and turns that ended with his arrest on suspicion of filing a fake police report.
The main role of the show does not comment much, as Smollet's role in the attack is changing from a suspect's victim. But Howard expressed his shock when the news of the alleged attack first emerged. and Terrence Howard attended the Fox Network in 201