Issa Rae Marries Longtime Beau Louis Diame in Custom Vera Wang Dress
Congratulations, Issa Rae! Earlier today, the actor, writer, and producer announced her marriage to her long-term boyfriend, businessman Louis Diame, in an Instagram post, including plenty of images of both the spectacular South of France setting and her dreamy custom Vera Wang Haute dress.
With the ceremony taking place at the legendary Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, known for its luxurious trappings, stunning sea views, and a guestbook that includes everyone from Queen Victoria to Elizabeth Taylor, Rae decided to pull out all the stops for her and her friends to celebrate.
Issa Rae is a married woman!
The Insecure star, 36, revealed that she married longtime beau Louis Diame on Sunday, July 25, sharing glamorous photos from her destination wedding on Instagram. She tagged the post’s location as Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, which is a commune in the South of France.
In the wedding photos, Rae smiles in her custom Vera Wang gown, as well as in romantic snapshots with her new husband, who wore a red Dolce & Gabbana suit.
If the news comes as something of a surprise, you’re not alone. While Rae is known for her unguarded humor on her breakout web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl and more recently in her hit Emmy-nominated show Insecure, when it comes to her personal life, she is notably more private. (Indeed, there have only been a handful of red carpet appearances to indicate that she and Diame were even dating, let alone planning to tie the knot.)
In a 2018 interview with Vogue’s Abby Aguirre, she politely waved away any questions about her love life. “I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m fucking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”
So naturally, she opted to share the news her own, gently tongue-in-cheek way. Posting pictures of the “impromptu photoshoot” that happened on the big day, she noted that “the girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed.” (If you’re wondering who she’s referring to here, it’s her bridesmaids.)
As for the romantic shots of her and Diame, who wore a custom red velvet Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, she simply described herself as having “taken a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband.” Classic Côte d’Azur glamour with a touch of her signature wry humor? From Issa Rae, we wouldn’t expect anything less.
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