Rutina Wesley, better known as Tara on HBO's "True Blood" has filed for divorce from her long time husband, Jacob Fishel reports CBS News on Aug. 21. The pair met while attending courses at Julliard and shared a class. They stayed together through college and got married right after graduation in 2005.
While the official paperwork sites "irreconcilable differences" many claim that the real reason for the split is because of Rutina's fame and fortune. Both Fishel and Wesley are actors, however, she is far more successful than he is which has caused strain on their marriage. Wesley has requested that the judge not grant spousal support to Fishel. Wesley has been in over 70 episodes of "True Blood," while the last work Fishel did was in 2009 when he played Jake in a movie called "How I got lost."
Jacob and Rutina do not have any children together. It was reported that the couple officially split in July of 2013. Many find the split unusual, especially after a 2010 interview when Wesley told Essence Magazine;
"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."
Money problems aren't uncommon and can cause severe marital strife regardless of how much you love your spouse. It sounds like this is exactly the case for Rutina Wesley and Jacob Fishel.