Issa Rae is ready to walk down the aisle. The 34-year-old actress is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.
Issa’s Insecure co-stars Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis confirmed the news on the red carpet of the 2019 NAACP Image Awards this past weekend.
“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight.
Ellis added: “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”
Orji said she was excited for her on-screen BFF. “The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,” she said.
Issa also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but didn’t comment on her engagement, and her reps have been tight-lipped as well.
Rumors of Rae’s engagement were sparked after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her new Essence magazine cover.
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Four years ago, when all I had was a web series and a book, @Essence put me on my first cover with four incredible women I look up to: Ava, Mara, Shonda and Ms. Debbie. It was their "Game Changers" issue and I kept thinking, "I can't believe they chose me." That cover meant so much to me because it validated my work on a platform I respected AND it was a nurturing recognition of promise, a promise that I didn't necessarily see in myself at the time. Four years later — entering the fourth season of my TV show, and shooting my fourth movie in New York — they honored me with this solo cover. Thank you, Essence, for helping me to deliver on that promise you saw years ago, and changing the game for me. 📸: @itayshaphoto Hair: @lovingyourhair Face: @joannasimkin Fits: @jasonrembert
During her appearance on The View Monday, she downplayed the reports when asked about her ring, saying: “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”
Issa and Louis have kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has been spotted with the actress on several red carpets over the years.
Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private. She told Marie Claire last year: “I get so much feedback about everything. The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”