Newlywed Issa Rae Isn’t In A Rush To Have Kids: I’m Extremely Happy, I Like This Selfishness
The Insecure co-creator and star opened up about life as a new wife, and whether she wants to have children sooner or later.
As previously reported, Issa Rae tied the knot with her now-husband Louis Diame in France this past July.
Rumors that they were engaged sparked in 2019, but she never confirmed reports until she shared wedding photos in a fun post.
She opened up about planning the lavish wedding while working and said in a recent interview,
“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.”
“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.”
Now that she’s settled into married life, she said she’s enjoying it and spoke on whether children will happen in the near future.
“I’m extremely happy [being married]. [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.”
“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.”
She continued and said keeping her personal life prior is still a priority.
“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. Self-care has been having a private piece that’s just for me.”