Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Co-Stars Spill the Beans about Her Engagement to Longtime Boyfriend

Issa Rae's "Insecure" co-stars gush about her engagement to her longtime boyfriend in an exclusive interview. 

Rumors began surfacing that Rae got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Louise Diame, after the release of her new Essence magazine cover. In the cover shoot, the actress wore a stunning diamond ring on her finger. 

While Issa herself has yet to confirm her engagement, her co-stars, Jay Ellis, and Yvonne Orji told ET's Courtney Tezeno and Jason Carter that they are ecstatic for their close friend. 


On the Red Carpet of the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, Jay and Yvonne confirmed that their dear friend was indeed engaged, and they found out in different ways. 

"We're very excited for her. 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 plays Rae's on-screen best friend Molly, and it seems the co-stars are close in real life as well. She revealed that the reactions among all of them were the same: 

"The reaction was all the same, like, 'You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?' That was the reaction."


While only Jay and Yvonne confirmed the news, Issa was also in attendance at the 50th annual awards night, as their show "Insecure" received a whopping eight nominations. 

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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

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The show's nominations included Outstanding Comedy Show, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Show for Rae, and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series among many others. 

Congratulations to Issa and Louise on their engagement, and to the cast of "Insecure" on their numerous nominations! 

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