• Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Everything Issa Rae Has Going On Besides Thinking About Having Kids

Issa Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby carriage. However, Issa Rae, the saying is just that- a saying. The Insecure creator and actress said she is not planning on being a mom anytime soon and here’s why. She wants to accomplish more things before having kids. Simple. 

“I’m extremely happy, I like my life, I like this selfishness, and I know that I have a window,” Rae told Self in their September cover story. “I’ve always felt that way, that women, Black women, especially – unless your Viola Davis or Angela Bassett – you have a window when people are going to want to continue to see you and what you can do.”

“Then there are so many limitations placed upon you,” she went on to tell Self, “and that does keep me up. 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.”

Back in July, the 36-year-old surprised her fans when she tied the knot with her longtime beau, Louis Dianme, in a French countryside wedding. 


Booked and busy 

It’s safe to say Issa Rae won’t be slowing down anytime soon. And that’s because she is booked and always busy.

Since bursting onto the screen in 2011, the Los Angeles native and influencer went from being Youtube famous to creating and producing an award-winning series. Rae recently wrapped up the fifth and final season of Insecure, which premieres on Oct. 24 on HBO.

#SeasonByeve, okay?!,” she posted on her Instagram on Sept. 29. “Can’t believe this is the last @insecurehbo trailer I’ll ever share.”

The Awkward Black Girl also just wrapped up the first seasons of her newest series, Sweet Life: Los Angeles and Rap Sh*t, which will premiere on HBO Max.

When the newlywed is not producing and creating, she is acting. Rae is set to star in the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. She also will be featured in the reboot of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Project Greenlight, an eight-part series about female filmmakers. 

Black business advocate

Rae is also an advocate for Black-owned businesses. Last month, she partnered with American Express and U.S. Black Chambers to promote ByBlack, the first national certification program for Black ownership.

“Black businesses are American businesses,” Rae told Variety. “I think it’s one thing to support them during a very specific time when you feel guilty, but we’re beyond that. To support these businesses year-round, and to know what you’re supporting and actively making an effort to do so, is extremely necessary. To have a platform that can allow Americans to easily find Black businesses is such a necessary change.”

And while Rae strides for more success, she will continue to keep her private life under wraps.

“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,” she told Self

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Destiny Ingraham is a senior Broadcast Journalism student from Broward County, FL. She currently attends Florida A&M University. On her spare time she enjoys writing, spending time with friends, skating, and listening to music.