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“True Blood” Star Rutina Wesley Just Came Out—And Got Engaged!

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Rutina Wesley has played queer roles on True Blood and Queen Sugar, but it looks like she’s coming out as not 100% heterosexual in real life, too.

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She’s posted a number of photos on Instagram getting comfy with Chef Shonda, a New Orleans-based culinary whiz.

#FromTheInsideOut You are the sunshine of my life….

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This weekend Wesley shared a gallery that included poetry verses, photos of the two together, and what appears to be an engagement ring.

#NolaNCaliLove #QueenSugarFinaleEvent

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Wesley was previously married to actor Jacob Fishel, but the two divorced in 2013 after eight years.

#Repost @therealeve (@get_repost) ・・・ #happysunday ❤️ #love #spreadit #giveit #beit

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For seven seasons on True Blood, Wesley played Tara, best friend to Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). In later seasons, Tara was transformed into a vampire and began a romantic relationship with fellow vampire bloodsucker (Kristin Bauer van Straten).

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On OWN’s Queen Sugar, Wesley plays Nova, a headstrong journalist. In the show’s first season, Nova had a fling with another woman.

Trish Bendix is a Los Angeles-based writer.
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