We had been actually not anticipating the a great deal of laughs that Netflix’s latest film, The Lovebirds, delivered — however boy did we benefit from the wild journey.
The comedy facilities round Leilani (Issa Rae) and Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani), a pair who’re in the course of breaking apart after they occur upon a wild homicide thriller.
With out revealing an excessive amount of in regards to the plot, the film had many followers questioning about Issa Rae’s relationship standing IRL, whether or not she’s nonetheless engaged, and who her longtime different half, Louis Diame, even is.
Preserve studying for the whole lot you could learn about Louis, and the couple’s relationship.
Is Issa Rae engaged?
In The Lovebirds, Issa’s character’s relationship could be very a lot on the rocks after 4 years of relationship Jibran. Figuring they do not actually have a lot in widespread anymore, she and her on-screen boyfriend determine to finish issues and go their separate methods, however their relationship is rapidly examined after they find yourself as key gamers in a homicide.
On Insecure, the HBO collection based mostly on Issa’s internet collection The Misadventures of Awkward Black Woman, Issa’s character additionally has her share of relationship drama, particularly on the heels of her breakup from Lawrence (Jay Ellis).
However in actual life, it looks as if this author/producer/actress has all of it discovered.
Whereas Issa is notoriously non-public about her private life, the cat definitively got here out of the bag final 12 months in April 2019, when she was seen carrying a large diamond ring on her left hand for her cowl story in Essence.
Then her Insecure co-stars by accident confirmed her engagement on the NAACP Picture Awards crimson carpet shortly after the Essence story. “We’re very excited for her,” Yvonne Orji, who performs Molly on the present, mentioned to Leisure Tonight.
Jay Ellis echoed the sentiment. “All of us came upon in numerous methods as a result of we’re all on totally different textual content chains,” he added. “We discuss at totally different occasions, so all of us came upon at totally different occasions in numerous methods.”
“The response was all the identical,” continued Yvonne. “Like, ‘You out right here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the response.”
Who’s Louis Diame, Issa’s fiancé?
Louis Diame is a Senegalese businessman. Issa additionally spent a good portion of her upbringing in Senegal as effectively, as her father is a health care provider initially from there. Issa lived in Dakar between stints in LA and Maryland as a baby.
Whereas not far more is thought about Louis, it looks as if he and Issa have been collectively for almost a decade, since lengthy earlier than she entered into the highlight.
And whereas Issa is completely satisfied to get candid about different facets of her life, her relationship standing has been one subject she’s by no means been eager to broach in public. Why?
“I do not need any enter,” she mentioned in an interview with Vogue. “As a author, you set the whole lot on the desk. I will take enter on children if I’ll have children. How do I not kill the children? Work? Give me the enter. Some other side of my life? Give me the enter. However who I am f–king? No, I do not want enter. I am good.”
Watch Insecure on HBO and The Lovebirds on Netflix as we speak.