Rutina Wesley married fellow Juilliard student Jacob Fishel in 2005. After eight years of marriage she filed for divorce in 2013.
Rutina Wesley is best known for her almost 7-year stint as Tara Thornton on , starring as Sookie’s best friend, who was victim on multiple occasions and ended up being transformed into a vampire in order to have her life saved, in a manner of speaking anyway.
Rutina Wesley is best known for her almost 7-year stint as Tara Thornton on True Blood, starring as Sookie’s best friend, who was victim on multiple occasions and ended up being transformed into a vampire in order to have her life saved, in a manner of speaking anyway.
Rutina’s husband of eight years, Jacob Fishel, who is also an actor, is not really known for anything much. Rutina called him an incredible actor in the past, but he has had little chance to prove that.
The two attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York together, where they spent four years studying their craft. Rutina said that after making it through four years at Juilliard, they thought they could make it through the rest of their lives together as well.
Unfortunately they were wrong about that.
In August 2013 Rutina filed for divorce, citing the ever handy ‘irreconcilable differences’. She also asked, and this is the interesting part, that Jacob be denied any request for spousal support. Clearly being the more successful of the two, she didn’t seem to want to fork out any of her hard-earned money.
It is not known why precisely the couple broke up. Their vastly different success in their chosen career would likely have played a role. But it seems it took some time to become enough of an issue for the couple to separate. Jacob had never been very successful to begin with, whereas Rutina worked for a solid seven years on a hugely successful TV show, even surviving being killed off!
How did the divorce end? Nobody seems to know or have cared enough to report on it. It may not have been amicable, but it can’t have been messy, because it didn’t make the news at all.
Usually couples wait six months in the US before the divorce can be finalized. That would mean that the divorce was as early asFebruary 2014. But that can’t be confirmed as no date is listed anywhere. In fact, IMDB still lists both actors as married (with the divorce only being filed, but not finalized)
Since the split (and perhaps divorce) Jacob has worked on two movies, but neither was a big production and Jacob is still waiting forhis breakthrough as an actor.
If Rutina is dating anyone at this time is not known. Since the end of True Blood she has been cast in a recurring role on Hannibal and at the very least continues her successful career.