Actress Rutina Wesley met her husband actor Jacob Fishel at The Julliard School – Performing Arts Conservatory in New York City.
When speaking with Parlourmagazine.com about meeting her husband Jacob, Rutina says, ” We were in the same class at Julliard. We thought, ‘if we could spend four years together at this crazy school, then we can make it the rest of our lives.’ He’s an amazing actor, cook and husband. I enjoy him immensely.”
Rutina also talked about what it means to be in an interracial relationship. Wesley says, “I’ve always loved who I loved and it never mattered to me where they were from. That’s how it should be, wherever your heart tells you to go, you go. A lot of people still have problems with [inter-racial relationships] these days, but I like to focus on what I know in my heart and I found my soul mate. Just because he happens to be outside of my race doesn’t matter to me.”
The couple started dating in 2006 and married in 2007. Neither have any children at this time.
Rutina Wesley is best known for her role as Tara Thornton on the HBO series “True Blood.”
In June 2011, it was reported that Wesley will star in the biopic “Left To Tell” based on Immaculée Ilibagiza’s bestselling memoir about the Rwandan Genocide.
Jacob Fishel is best known for his roles in the films and televison series: 2009 “How I Got Lost,” 2008 “Without a Trace” (TV series), “Deja Vu” (2008), 2008 “Numb3rs” (TV series), ” Black Swan” (2008).
Check out the video below of Rutina Wesley chatting with Wendy Williams about stereotypes in Hollywood and meeting her husband Jacob.
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