Issa Rae’s costars were just as shocked—and excited—about her (rumored) engagement as the rest of us were.
While Rae has yet to confirm that she’s betrothed to Senegalese businessman, Louis Diame, her pals have made it prettttty clear that the sparkler she’s been sporting on her left hand is the real deal. "We're very excited for her," Yvonne Orji—who plays Rae’s best friend, Molly, on Insecure—told Entertainment Tonight at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night.
As for how Rae shared the news with her onscreen and IRL crew? "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,” said Insecure star Jay Ellis.
And Orji added, "The reaction was all the same, like, 'You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?' That was the reaction."
Rumors of Rae’s engagement have been swirling since earlier this week, after she appeared on the May cover of Essence wearing a massive diamond ring on that finger. She was also wearing a white dress and turban, giving off some major bridal vibes. She and Diame have reportedly been together for up to a decade (before she was famous!), but not much is known about their relationship. “I get so much feedback about everything," she told Marie Claire last year. "The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with."
While it’s unlikely that we’ll be getting any sort of confirmation from Issa Rae herself about the upcoming wedding, the ring (which she’s also been rocking in her recent Instagram stories) and her pals’ comments seem to confirm that it is happening. We can’t wait to see the photos (and her outfits!).