Why Issa Rae Decided To Stop Pregnancy Rumors

Issa Rae was willing to ignore all pregnancy rumors surrounding her and her husband, but felt compelled to stop them once her mother started to believe the rumors.

“My sister sent me a screenshot of my mom texting her an article like, ‘Did she tell you… Are the rumors true?’ I was like, ‘What?’” she recalls in the very first digital cover of TODAY.

“[My sister] was like, ‘Mom doesn’t believe in gossip!’ I was like, ‘But she texted you and she didn’t even ask me!’ I’m like, ‘Mom, a pregnancy… do you really think I’d hide a grandchild from you? that you’ve been begging in front of?!’

“So I had to say something because it got out of hand.”

The “unsafe” alum took to Twitter in March to clarify that she and her husband Louis Diame were, in fact, not expecting their first child.

“LET A BITCH DRINK AND BE CHEERFUL,” she tweetedresponding to recent rumors that she may be expecting a baby.

In case her message wasn’t clear, she also stated, “I’m not pregnant, f–kyouverymuch.”

Although they are not ready to have children yet, she does not rule out the idea.

“I’m not sure. When I have a child, I might feel like, ‘Everybody needs to see this thing!’ I don’t know!” she wondered if she would keep her future children private.

Rae, 37, and Diame, were married in southern France in July 2021. The “Rap Sh!t” star announced the news in a hilarious post where she joked about a beautiful “impromptu photoshoot” she staged in Vera Wang.

Issa Rae and Louis Diame
Rae and Louis Diame married in July 2021.
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Engagement rumors arose in early 2019 when Rae wore a giant diamond ring on the cover of Essence magazine. Representatives for Rae declined to comment on the relationship at the time, but her “unsafe” co-stars confirmed the news shortly after.

“We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains,” Jay Ellis told Entertainment Tonight in an interview a week after the cover was unveiled. “We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”

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