November 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley gets engaged to girlfriend

Actress Rutina Wesley gushed over her relationship with New Orleans-based Chef Shonda in a series of emotional Instagram posts.

Wesley, 38, has never made an official coming out announcement but has made it clear she is in a happy relationship with Shonda. The actress has frequently posted photos of the two of them on Instagram as well as romantic quotes.

#FromTheInsideOut You are the sunshine of my life….

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Over the weekend Wesley posted an Instagram gallery that starts with a quote that reads, “Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you.”

The gallery features photos of Shonda and Wesley ending with a shot of an engagement ring.

“#AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES,” Wesley captioned the post. “She feeds my soul, I was looking at her and found my joy, @chef_shonda I love you more than words.”

Wesley was previously married to actor Jacob Fishel from 2005-2014. She is known for her roles as Tara on “True Blood” and as activist/journalist Nova Bordelon on “Queen Sugar.” Both characters had female love interests at one point in their storylines.


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