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'True Blood' Star

Marriage Sucks

Files For Divorce

8/20/2013 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"True Blood" star Rutina Wesley is ending her marriage, but she's taking steps to make sure she's not sucked dry ...  TMZ has learned.

The actress -- who plays Tara on the show -- filed divorce docs to end her 8-year-marriage to actor Jacob Fishel ... citing the go-to reason -- irreconcilable differences.

Rutina is more successful than Fishel and presumably pulls in a lot more bank, but she's asking the judge to reject any claim he might make for spousal support.

Rutina and Jacob met at Juilliard back when they were students ... and tied the knot when they graduated in June, 2005.  They have no kids.

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Carl    

I'd be shocked if their was a prenup given that they were students at the time. I'm assuming they are in California, and if so everything gained during the marriage is split 50/50. So he's getting half of it anyway.

436 days ago
17.

HannahF    

Every time I see a comment about irreconcilable differences such as that used in this story I want to scream. California is a no-fault state. There are only 2 choices available as reasons to have a marriage dissolved--annulment is a whole other discussion. The two reasons are irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity and the latter is a medical diagnosis. In other words, irreconcilable differences isn't the "go-to" reason--it's THE ONLY REASON!!!!!!

436 days ago
18.

Ricardo Marquez    

make sure she's not sucked dry..i didn't know she was a transexual

436 days ago
19.

NameNotImportat    

He got tired of waking up to a black woman. Like John Tesh did with Oprah. Who can blame him??

436 days ago
20.

Jacqui    

I don't know who these people are, but why is the woman's face red? Is that just bad lighting?

436 days ago
21.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Hollywood doesn't tend to be conducive to long lasting marriages, so the surprise is that it lasted this long with both of them being actors.

436 days ago
22.

EatMe    

She looks like she is made of Red Velvet Cake in this pic

436 days ago
23.

Pepsi Chick    

i am a girl, so I am looking at it from a different perspective, but wouldn't a guy find it kind of embarrassing having a women support him after a divorce? I mean, I know equality and all that, I would just think the men would be uncomfortable getting their income from a lady? would love to get a man's perspective on that.

436 days ago
24.

CoconutScrimp    

Tara married a white dude??

436 days ago
25.

PureRadiance    

The ODD coupke

436 days ago
26.

joecrabs    

Why is she burgundy colored?

436 days ago
27.

danishguy    

Hey,,, works both ways,,, I helped raise kids that were not even mine and after sacrificing for 25 years,,, she thought I got the better end of the deal,,,, funny when the man has the money the women think it is all theirs,,,,

436 days ago
28.

Taxman    

Sorry honey, Jacob Fishel has gotten used to a certain standard of living now and it's your obligation now to make sure that he maintains it.

Wait-- what do you mean that isn't fair?

436 days ago
29.

David    

Pepsi Chick, Why would a man be any more embarrassed getting money from a woman he was married to than a woman being embarrassed for the same reason? That wouldn't take anything away from his manhood. Men want equal rights too. Especially when it comes to getting child custody and alimony. Why should having a vagina mean that you have more rights than a man?

436 days ago
30.

Quiet    

ha ha not every man walks away in divorce like katy perrys did. good luck with that one woman.. and no kids either..

436 days ago
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