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Issa Rae Explains Why She Publicly Shut Down Pregnancy Rumors After Her Mother Began To Believe Them; “I Had To Say Something Because It Was Getting Out Of Hand”

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Issa Rae discloses that she felt no need to shut down social media pregnancy rumors until her mother started to believe them!

During an interview with Page Six, the 37-year-old actress revealed that she decided to speak out on rumors that she and her husband Louis Diame were expecting a child once her mother, Delyna Diop, began to believe the speculations.

“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?!’ (My sister) was like, ‘Not Mom believing in gossip!’ I was like, ‘But she texted you and she didn’t even ask me!’”

“I’m like, ‘Mom, a pregnancy … you really think that I would hide a grandchild from you? That you’ve been begging for?!’ So I had to say something, because it was getting out of hand,” Issa explained. 

According to Buzzfeed, the gossip stemmed from a viral video of the Insecure actress/producer dancing with her costar Yvonne Orji, which some fans believed to have seen a baby bump.

Issa took to Twitter, in a since-deleted tweet, to address that she and her husband are not expecting their first child together yet.

“I am not pregnant, f-cky—verymuch.


The couple is not ready to have kids as yet but now, Issa is debating whether she would announce her future preganancy to the world. She expressed, “I’m not sure. Maybe if I have a child, I’ll feel like, ‘Everybody needs to see this thing!’ I don’t know!”

( 📸: Vogue )

Issa surprised the world last year when she posted wedding photos confirming she and her husband Louis Diame tied the knot in July 2021. The actress had never shared her relationship previously, so fans were quite shook by the exciting news. The couple held their wedding ceremony in the South of France, Issa slaying a custom Vera Wang dress and Louis rocking a wine red suit.

Cousins, how do you feel about Issa’s mother believing pregnancy rumors?

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