Rutina Wesley, who plays Tara Thornton on HBO's "True Blood," has filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior court. On August 20, TMZ reported that Wesley, who has been married for 8 years to Jacob Fishel, cited irreconcilable differences in her filing. Her petition states that the pair have been separated since July 22.
Wesley and Fishel met while both students at Julliard and wed in 2005. Although married for 8 years, the pair do not have children together. Although Wesley is the obvious breadwinner, she is asking that Fishel not be given spousal support.
Jacob Fishel is also an actor, although not nearly as famous as Rutina Wesley. She plays the vampire best friend of Sookie Stackhouse in the immensely popular HBO series "True Blood." The series just wrapped it's sixth season and remains to be very popular.
Fishel has had parts in several series' including "Without a Trace", "Numb3rs" and "Medium. Despite his incredibly successful spouse, Fishel's IMDB profile contains a short list of acting credits. However, he has been making his rounds in off-Broadway productions of "The Common Pursuit" and "Titus Andronicus." As well, he appeared in an off-Broadway production of "MacBeth" in 2006.