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Issa Rae Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Louis Diame

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Issa Rae is engaged!

The 34-year-old actress is set to marry longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.

via People:

Rae’s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji confirmed the news while walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend.

“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight ,with Ellis adding, “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”

Orji said she couldn’t be more excited for her on-screen best friend.

“The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,” she said.

Rae also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but she did not comment on her current relationship status. Her rep is not commenting.

And during her appearance on The View on Monday, she played coy when asked about her ring, saying, “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”

Rumors of her engagement first began to swirl after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her recent Essence magazine cover.

Rae and Diame have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has accompanied the actress on several red carpets over the years.

Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private.

“I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”

While speaking with Vogue, Rae expressed a similar sentiment, saying she isn’t interested in hearing fans “input” about her love life.

“I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m f*cking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”

Congrats Issa!

First Look: HBO Releases ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Teaser [Video]

Are you ready for the third season of HBO’s ‘Insecure‘?

The show doesn’t premiere until August 12, but a new teaser showing Issa spitting a few new rhymes has hit the internet.

Check it out below:

Spelman College held Special Screening of Digital Series ‘Giants’

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   GIANTS is a scripted drama digital series starring Bland, along with child star Vanessa Baden Kelly (“Kenan & Kel,” “Rosewood”) and newcomer Sean Samuels. The show follows three Black millennials nearing the end of their 20s. As they approach age 30, each battle their own inner giants as tougher obstacles of adulthood await. The stakes have never been higher. GIANTS takes things a step further than the typical coming of age story by pushing new boundaries of very real issues including mental health, sexual identity, religious skepticism and grave methods of economic survival.

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On last night a special screening of IssaRae.com’s GIANTS , was held at Spelman College in partnership with the Spelman College SGA, Eta Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and PULSE.

Our very own Michael Fanning (HeyMikeyATL.com) attended and participated in the post-screening conversation with Vanessa Baden Kelly (Rosewood, Kenan & Kel, Gullah Gullah Island).

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‘GIANTS’ Screening at Spellman College

The host for the evening was Spelman student filmmaker and advocate Lizette Terry. The evening closed with an intimate conversation moderated by Terry with Vanessa Baden Kelly who stars as “Journee” in GIANTS.

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‘GIANTS’ Producer’s Issa Rae & Jussie Smollet

 Insecure’s Issa Rae and Empire’s Jussie Smollett have teamed up to produce Giants, written and directed by James Bland. It is a six-episode series.

Via Essence:

“Giants takes a deep dive into mental health and sexuality, issues that are still somewhat stigmatized in the black community. The show also explores race, class, police brutality, and much more in a very honest and real way. The show finds a way to delicately balance humor with more intense moments, which is what makes it so relatable and heartfelt. Viewers will see themselves in the characters and laugh along with them as they find moments of light in dark situations.” 

“What applies to all of these characters is that they decided not to live life the way they’ve been told, and to find their own path to happiness,” Bland told Colorlines.com.

The new original series, premiered January 25 at 8pm. on Rae’s YouTube channel.

Check out the trailer below!