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Rutina Wesley has a lot to celebrate this week.

The ‘Queen Sugar’ star shared with her fans that she is walking down the isle with her girlfriend, Chef Shonda, a New Orleans based culinary artist. “Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness,” she captioned in the first of a series of photos on Instagram. “Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you.”

The Instagram gallery ends with an up close photo of a large diamond ring. Earlier in the week, the ‘True Blood’ alum celebrated her lead actress NAACP Award nod for her work on the hit OWN show.

The actress filed from divorce in 2013 from ex-husband Jacob Fishel after 12 years of marriage.


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