Pregnancy rumors about Rae swirled around the internet this past March. She posted a since-deleted tweet shutting down the rumors, but recalled that she only felt like she had to do that because her mom was in on the gossip.
"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?!'" Rae revealed to Today in the publication's first digital cover story.
Rae revealed she and Diame tied the knot on her Instagram on July 26, 2021, sharing photos of her strapless tulle Vera Wang wedding dress and them together on the big day. The two wedded in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.
The clip showed the “Insecure” creator and star at a fancy event, dressed in a form-fitting black gown, spotting co-star star Yvonne Orji. The two women were seen approaching each other excitedly to exchange hellos, which included some shrieking, a big hug and lots of dancing.
“Issa Rae said she not pregnant…..f–kyouverymuch. Gotta use that,” remarked one supporter, as another added jokingly, “Not pregnant just eating good.”
Rae is known to be quiet about her personal life. Notably, she did not publicly reveal she was dating anyone before she posted wedding photos with her partner, Louis Diame, on Instagram in July 2021.
"My sister sent me a screenshot of my mom texting her an article like, 'Did she tell you...Are the rumors true?' She continued, "I was like, 'What?!' [My sister] was like, 'Not Mom believing in gossip!' I was like, 'But she texted you and she didn't even ask me!'"
Fans started wondering if Issa was expecting her first child after watching the brief video, but the actress shut down the rumors with her hilarious tweet a few days after the clip was posted.