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Issa Rae's brother spills on her engagement

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It be your own family.

While Issa Rae has made it clear that she doesn’t want to talk about her engagement news, those around her have been quick to share the good news on her behalf. The latest person to do so without likely getting it cleared with the 34-year-old is her brother, Lamine Diop, also known by the rap name “Enimal.” While at the premiere of her new film, Little, on Monday in LA, he shared pretty much everything you may have been wondering about Rae’s relationship with fiancé Louis Diame, when the proposal happened, and if there is a wedding date set just yet.

“He’s just a good guy, man. He’s just a cool guy,” Diop told Us Weekly when describing Diame. “They’ve been dating forever. He’s already been like a brother to me. Family ties at all the family events and dinners, Christmas and Thanksgiving.”

Speaking of holidays, that’s when he says the engagement took place. “She’s so low-key too — for real!” he said. “I found out, like, a couple days later, so we’re just gonna let her lead the way.”

When asked about the likelihood of an engagement party happening, Diop said the couple’s schedules just haven’t allowed it, so “we’re just going to celebrate once it’s time for the ceremony.”

And as for wedding dates, to his knowledge, one hadn’t been selected as of yet, but everyone is celebrating her work in Little, the upcoming fourth season of Insecure, which he’s appeared on, and all the many other major projects she has coming up.

“We celebrate all her accolades,” he added. “They keep rolling in and we’re trying to keep up.”

Though Rae has put her engagement ring on display on her Instagram since February and most recently on her Essence cover, she hasn’t been the one to spill the beans. Her Insecure co-stars, Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji, were the ones who did that.

“We’re very excited for her,” Orji shared about the good news at the NAACP Image Awards last month, saying, “the reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction.”

When people started congratulating the star though, she was quick to try and get everyone to pipe down, telling the ladies of The View she wears “a lot of rings on my finger,” and writing in an InstaStory, “I didn’t announce sh-t.”

Sounds like Rae needs to have a family and friends meeting just to make sure everyone is on the same page, which is, if she’s not talking about her business, those around her probably shouldn’t either. Just a thought. But we appreciate the tea!

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