Editorial note: This piece about Louis Diame, the husband of Issa Rae, was originally published on July 26, 2021, and updated to reflect current information.

Who is Louis Diame, the husband of Issa Rae?

Jo-Issa “Issa Rae” Diop wears many hats. She’s a skilled actress, writer, producer, and comedian. But even though fans can find her working on a number of projects, not many know about her personal life, especially not her marriage to her husband Louis Diame.

Issa Rae is a pretty private person. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, she talks about why she prefers to keep her personal life under wraps.


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“Whose business is it? I realized I just don’t like to be the subject of conversations if it doesn’t have to do with my work.” She says.

But she also shares that her behavior is nothing new. In fact, “The Photograph” actress admits that even her closest friends were the last to know about her dating life at times. She says “So it’s just always been that I want to vet situations for myself. I really value that part of my life a lot.”

Issa Rae understandably prefers to keep it cute when it comes to her personal life. But fortunately, she IS open to sharing small glimpses of her life as a newlywed from time to time. Here are four things to know about Issa Rae’s husband, Louis Diame: