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True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley husband, and Divorced Jacob Fishel and is Engaged to Chef Shonda

Alishan Fri Jan, 2023
True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley husband, and Divorced Jacob Fishel and is Engaged to Chef Shonda

Rutina Wesley, an American actress, is best known for her role as Tara Thornton on the HBO television series True Blood and Nova Bordelon on the OWN television series Queen Sugar. 44-year-old Wesley is a divorcee who made the highlights with her divorce from her husband Jacob Fishel after eight years of married life.

Well, Wesley has pointed out herself as bisexual after she got engaged to her girlfriend, Chef Shonda. Are they married? Let's learn all about Rutina Wesley's relationship, marriage, and girlfriend.

Rutina Wesley Divorce Issues with Jacob Fishel

The native of Las Vegas, Rutina Wesley, was married to her husband, Jacob Fishel, in 2005.

But after spending eight years together, Wesley filed for divorce on August 16, 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.

Rutina and Jacob split after 8 years of marriage

Rutina and Jacob split after eight years of marriage   Source: TMZ

Rutina had studied at Juilliard School. While pursuing her higher studies, she met her ex-husband Jacob. The two were in the same school studying the same course.

Over a period of time, they dated and fell in love, which led to their marriage in 2005 after their graduation.

In a 2010 interview with Essence Magazine, Wesley said that if they can spend four years together during college obviously can spend a lifetime together. However, the storm of time can change anything.

As reported, the couple's divorce was finalized in 2014. But Wesley was a fighter and unwilling to give up her hard-earned money for nothing.

She asked the judge to decline any claim that Jacob made for spousal support.

Rutina Wesley and Jacob Fishel' Children

Rutina Wesley and Jacob Fishel had no children during their long married life. It’s probably because Rutina was at the peak of her career, and her desire to achieve more stopped her from being a mother.

Before entering the TV series, Wesley had done a few movies but is most famous for her character in True Blood, which earned her the big bucks. Her ex-husband is also an actor but didn’t acquire fame as much as Wesley did. 

Rutina Wesley Source: HBO

Rutina is currently playing a lead character in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Queen Sugar, which is based on the novel by ‘Natalie Baszile’ of the same name.

Furthermore, Rutina has moved on from her relationship and is reported to be engaged too. Let's know in detail.

Rutina Wesley Engaged Chef Shonda

Rutina Wesley's love life has taken a nice turn, as she is now reportedly engaged. Her fiance is none other than her girlfriend, Chef Shonda. 

Well, the couple has kept the details of their relationship beginning a secret. Shonda is a New Orleans-based culinary guru.

The couple surprised all the fans with the news of their engagement in November 2017. Furthermore, the news also made the hot story of Rutina Wesley being bisexual.

The couple is yet to be married. However, none of them have shared their marriage plans meanwhile.  Probably, the happy news is not too far. 

We wish them the best for further.