“True Blood” star comes out on Instagram

Actress Rutina Wesley has taken to Instagram to share the news that she’s found the “sunshine of [her] life” in New Orleans’ Chef Shonda.

The 38-year-old played Tara, the best friend of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), on True Blood for seven seasons. Towards the end of the series, Tara became a vampire and took up a romance with another female vampire, played by Kristin Bauer van Straten.

Wesley also plays a queer role on the OWN series Queen Sugar — a journalist and activist named Nova Bordelon.

It turns out Wesley has more in common with these characters than we knew, although to the best of our knowledge she is most certainly not a vampire.

Related: The Five Hottest Gay Scenes From True Blood

She just posted several new pics to Instagram with Shonda:

#FromTheInsideOut You are the sunshine of my life….

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Over the weekend, Wesley shared poetry verses, photos, and what looks suspiciously like an engagement ring:

#NolaNCaliLove ?#QueenSugarFinaleEvent

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#Repost @therealeve (@get_repost) ??? #happysunday ???? #love #spreadit #giveit #beit

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