Creator of the Emmy Nominated HBO series, Insecure, Issa Rae surprised America and her many fans this morning with images from her wedding to now husband, Louis Diame.
Rae announced the nuptials via Instagram with a post comedically captioned: “A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawang dress. B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband.”
According to a 2012 Washington Post article about The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, the precursor to Insecure created by Rae, Diame is identified as her beau & boyfriend. Rumors of their engagement began in March 2019 when Rae was spotted with a diamond ring on her left hand.
However their engagement was never confirmed by Rae and when questioned on the daytime talk show, The View, regarding the matter Rae evaded answering by stating, “I’ve got a lot of rings on my finger. I wear jewelry, you know?”
Her former co-star's, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis, spoke on the engagement more than Rae did herself. “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,” Jay Ellis told Entertainment Tonight. Yvonne Orji stated all the reactions to the news was the same, "‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo?!’ That was the reaction.”
Fans of the actor left commentary and their personal takes about the way in which Rae surprised the public with her secret marriage. Check the tweets out below.
Issa Rae really wrapped up her Emmy-nominated series, flew to Miami to start production on her next show, then got married and summer isn’t even over yet. What an icon.— IAMNJERA (@IAMNJERA) July 26, 2021
issa rae revealing her wedding as an impromptu photo shoot is exactly my kind of carrying on 😂— a rememory. (@shefontaylor) July 26, 2021
Issa is proof that private doesn't necessarily mean quiet, and you can still show the world the full force of your authentic self whilst protecting your inner sanctum of what you hold dear— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) July 26, 2021
Did Issa really move in silence or are we not used to people (really women) not hinging their entire existence and career on their life partners in a hyper-digital world where everyone feels entitled to know everyone’s everything?— Lenora Houseworth (@LenoraSheWrote) July 26, 2021
Me trying to figure out if Issa Rae got married for real: pic.twitter.com/uGZmMcRDxG— Chiya (@theChiy) July 26, 2021
Issa Rae said “private until permanent” I know that’s right! pic.twitter.com/3p0gKLwHjA— Court (@cmtopia) July 26, 2021
Rae rocked a custom Vera Wang wedding dress for the private nuptials in South France and not many other details are known as the wedding was just as private as the details of their relationship. But love to see another beautiful black couple tie the knot. Comment down below if you were shocked at the news of Rae’s marriage!
Written by Precious Onukwuli