Issa Rae Covers ESSENCE, Engagement Rumors Surface
In the interview, Issa speaks on overcoming insecurities to flourish as the dope content creator she is. She also personally thanked ESSENCE for once again picking her to shine in their publication.
What’s really catching people’s eye about the cover story, however, is a shiny rock that’s on Issa’s ring finger. The mysterious ring is fueling rumors that Issa Bae’s secretly engaged.
Some nosy dedicated fans have pointed out that Issa’s been booed up with Louis Diame on the low. Louis and Issa were together way back in 2012 when she was interviewed by The Washington Post, but she clearly keeps their relationship under wraps.
If you’re curious about who that is, he’s a Senegalese businessman who’s reportedly been in the picture even while the “Issa Rae Is Bae”/Kofi Siriboe rumors were swirling.
If Issa IS engaged, we wish her a lifetime of happiness and years of having her Insecure a$$ets smashed to hit HBO show smithereens.
Congrats (possibly), boo!
See more Issa Rae for Essence on the flip.
Photographer: Itaysha Jordan – @itayshaphoto
Stylist: Jason Rembert – @jasonrembert
Hair: Felicia Leatherwood – @lovingyourhair
Makeup: Joanna Simkin – @joannasimkin
Manicure: Vontrell Jiles – @sparklev789 and Katalina Mitchelle – @katalinadoesnails
Special thanks to Preservation Hall in New Orleans
While shooting her ESSENCE shoot in New Orleans Issa’s (alleged) engagement ring was clearly visible.
Take another look at Issa’s maybe fiance Louis Diame.