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Who is Issa Rae engaged to? Mystery after engagement ring appears again on Instagram after Essence cover shoot

Issa Rae. 70th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater
Issa Rae has flashed an engagement ring, causing many to wonder who she is engaged to. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Admedia

Is Issa Rae engaged? The Insecure creator has everyone asking about her marital status after a large diamond ring popped up on THAT finger more than once now.

The first time we saw Issa’s diamond sparkler happened during an Instagram Live session where she talked about her recent Essence cover shoot. In the video, she was spotted wearing a ring on her left hand, sparking speculation that she may be engaged. The problem is, no one knows who she might be engaged to!

Earlier this month, Issa posted a photo on Instagram and yet again, a possible engagement ring (or just a huge diamond ring) was spotted on that hand again.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bul3ge4naDD/

The ring made another Instagram appearance just last week in the photo below.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvKZM9IHM8H/

So when Issa Rae shared photos of her Essence cover shoot and the ring popped up again, the buzz about a likely engagement got even louder. Issa wearing that ring in every Essence photo she posted can’t just be a coincidence, right?

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Four years ago, when all I had was a web series and a book, @Essence put me on my first cover with four incredible women I look up to: Ava, Mara, Shonda and Ms. Debbie. It was their "Game Changers" issue and I kept thinking, "I can't believe they chose me." That cover meant so much to me because it validated my work on a platform I respected AND it was a nurturing recognition of promise, a promise that I didn't necessarily see in myself at the time. Four years later — entering the fourth season of my TV show, and shooting my fourth movie in New York — they honored me with this solo cover. Thank you, Essence, for helping me to deliver on that promise you saw years ago, and changing the game for me. 📸: @itayshaphoto Hair: @lovingyourhair Face: @joannasimkin Fits: @jasonrembert

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Issa Rae is notoriously private about who she is dating and has even commented on it in the past. A couple of years back, she was romantically linked to Kofi Siriboe but she denied those rumors, making it clear that their friendship is just that – friendship.

The Jasmine Brand suggested another possible fiance for Issa Rae, based on a tweet that has been circulating. Though Issa hasn’t confirmed any relationship or the engagement rumors themselves, it looks like her soon-to-be husband could be Louis Diame.

After all, Issa and Louis have been spotted together on a few red carpets and they look very comfortable together. Hopefully, Issa Rae will comment on her gorgeous ring and either confirm or deny the engagement rumors. We all want to know!

Shaunee Flowers is an editor and a writer for Monsters & Critics. She primarily writes about reality TV and has watched it since the very... read more
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