“Queen Sugar” character Nova Bordelon enjoys whirlwinds with New Orleans lovers and has a liking for the ladies. And according to a series of recent Instagram posts by Rutina Wesley, who plays the free-spirit on the OWN series, there’s more than one similarity between the actress and the character she portrays.
Over the weekend, Wesley announced her engagement to a female chef from New Orleans. She announced the news via Instagram.
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#OdeToLVAActingExercises LOLITA….Lolita….LIGHT of my LIFE….LIGHT of my LIFE…FIRE of my LOINS… FIRE of my LOINS…MY SIN….My SIN….MY SOUL…My SOUL….The tip of the TONGUE….the tip of the TONGUE….Takes a trip down the PALETTE…. takes a trip down the PALETTE….To tap lightly at THREE….To Tap LIGHTLY At THREE….LO…Lo…LI…Li…TA…Ta #StillRingsTrue #AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES #SheFeedsMySOUL #IWasLookingAtHERAndFoundMyJOY #ImHavingAPrivateParty #LoveOfMyLIFEYouAreMyFriend #AllIHadToDoWasTurnAround @chef_shonda #ILoveYouMoreThanWORDS
Many are referring to the announcement as Wesley’s coming out. While Wesley’s “Queen Sugar” character didn’t mark her first major role as a character attracted to the same-sex, the actress’s true sexuality has rarely, if ever, been a point of discussion. In 2013, Wesley divorced from then-husband Jacob Fishel.
If the post was Wesley way of coming out, it appears a double congratulations is in order!