Issa Rae breaks the internet with surprise wedding photos from private ceremony

A woman in evening attire stands on stage in front of a microphone
Issa Rae at the 62nd Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. On Monday, Rae shared photos of her private wedding ceremony on Instagram.
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The internet’s favorite awkward Black girl and beloved “Insecure” star has tied the knot.

On Monday, Issa Rae took to Instagram to drop photos from her private wedding ceremony in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, off the southeastern coast of France. Wearing custom Vera Wang and photographed by Lauren Fair, the 36-year-old married her “longtime beau” Louis Diame.

Jokingly referring to the event as an “impromptu photo shoot,” she wrote online that her friends just so happened to appear in the same style of dress — and she conveniently snapped a few shots with “Somebody’s Husband.”


With more than 1 million likes so far, the post featured congratulatory messages from the celebrity likes of her “Insecure” costar Jay Ellis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Niecy Nash, Tina Knowles-Lawson, La La Anthony and Dan Levy, among others.

“Stunning, so so beautiful,” commented Zendaya.

Issa Rae thanks HBO and fans for their support of the “complete story” being told by “Insecure.” The network just announced the show’s fifth and final season.

Jan. 13, 2021

As users on the internet scrambled, trying to decipher whether the holy matrimony was real, White Eden Weddings planning service thanked Rae on Instagram for entrusting them with her vision.

After wrapping up filming on the final season of “Insecure,” the multi-hyphenate artist is embarking on a new chapter with the love of her life, writing another story that’s all her own.

Castmate Natasha Rothwell, who plays Kelli on “Insecure,” flooded Rae’s comments with crying and heart-eyed emojis — and wrote on Twitter, “Good morning to @Issa Rae and Issa Rae only.”

Issa Rae’s hit HBO series ‘Insecure’ wasn’t nominated for any 2021 Emmy Awards — but even diehard fans won’t be able to argue with why that happened.

July 13, 2021

Though some suspect NDAs were in effect this weekend, fellow “Insecure” castmate Yvonne Orji posted an Instagram story captioned “#Nicefor40Hours” and included photos of her looking regal with costar Jay Ellis and showrunner Prentice Penny.


Here are more social reactions to Rae’s big news.