Entertainment TV 'True Blood' Star Rutina Wesley Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Chef Shonda Rutina Wesley appeared to announce her engagement to New Orleans-based culinary guru, Chef Shonda, in an Instagram post By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 21, 2017 12:46 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Rutina Wesley/Instagram Rutina Wesley is showing off some new bling. The True Blood alum, 38, appeared to announce her engagement to New Orleans-based culinary guru, Chef Shonda, in an Instagram post. The series of photos opened 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,” followed by snaps of the couple. The final pic showed a diamond ring on Wesley’s finger. Wesley captioned the shots with a series of hashtags including #AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES, #SheFeedsMySOUL, #IWasLookingAtHERAndFoundMyJOY, #LoveOfMyLIFEYouAreMyFriend and ILoveYouMoreThanWORDS. Rutina Wesley/Instagram The actress, who stars as Nova Bordelon on the Oprah Winfrey-produced drama Queen Sugar, has been posting several photos of the couple in recent days along with romantic quotes. “You are the sunshine of my life….” she captioned a shot of the duo in a car on Nov. 12. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Wesley filed for divorce from ex-husband Jacob Fishel in August 2013, ending their marriage of nearly a decade. She cited irreconcilable differences.