Issa Rae is engaged to longtime boyfriend, Louis Diame, after a lot of speculation, mystery engagement rings and rumors on the matter. However, it wasn’t the 34-year-old who confirmed the news. It was her friends and co-stars who spilled the beans about her prepping to tie the knot with her fellow Senegalese businessman beau.
At the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, Rae’s Insecure co-stars Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis revealed that she is set to add Mrs. to her list of many titles.
“We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains,” Ellis told Entertainment Tonight on Saturday. “We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”
“We’re very excited for her,” Orji said about the big news, claiming, “the reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction.”
Last week, Rae’s Essence covers were revealed, and she could be seen sporting an engagement ring that left people talking. However, initial conversation surrounding whether or not she was engaged came back in February. She shared an image of herself in her InstaStories with makeup on to promote CoverGirl, and the ring was front and center.
Back in 2017, Rae hinted that she had found someone very special. She told The New York Post that like her character on Insecure during Season 2, she tried her hand at going through a “hoe phase,” but it was very much short-lived. She joked that she was a little disappointed that she couldn’t go back and truly live out that time.
“My ‘hoe’ phase was interrupted because I fell in love,” she said. “I had all the intentions of being a hoe! Dudes were finally checking for me at one point. But I ended up meeting somebody . . . Now it’s too late to go back.”