Issa Rae is loving her new life as a newlywed.
In a cover story for SELF, the Insecure star and creator opened up about her recent wedding to her longtime boyfriend, businessman Louis Diame. Rae first broke the happy news on Instagram, sharing that she married Diame in a stunning ceremony in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, after years of dating. In her cover story, the star admitted that even though she had the time of her life at her secret nuptials, looking back, she wished she hadn’t worked so much leading up to the big day.
“France was something to look forward to, for sure, but I, again, really, really foolishly worked up until it, ended Insecure, then was obviously editing it, and then went to go shoot another show for a couple weeks, then went to go scout in Miami, just did everything up until that event,” Rae said. “Then I did festivities in France, and that was still … it wasn’t vacation. It was still like you’re planning an event. It was fun, it was blissful, and coming back was hard. Coming back knowing that I had to go to work again and I was only out there a week was pretty devastating.”
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Rae insisted that married life is treating her well, however, even though she’s not in a rush to expand her family.
“I’m extremely happy [being married],” Rae said. “[But] I like my life, I like this selfishness, and I know that I have a window. I’ve always felt that way, that women, Black women especially—unless you’re Viola Davis or Angela Bassett—you have a window when people are going to want to continue to see you and see what you can do. Then there are so many limitations placed upon you, and that does keep me up.”
She continued, “I want to do as much as I can while I still can. I know it’s not the proper mentality to think that kids will slow you down, but I do feel that way.”
Regardless of where Rae’s life takes her in the coming years, she said that she will continue to protect her privacy and personal boundaries with sharing her life with the press.
“There’s something really nice to have a piece of me that no one knows about or no one can talk about except for the people that are part of my life,” Rae told the outlet. “Self-care has been having a private piece that’s just for me.”
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