Exactly one day ago, Queen Sugar/True Blood star Rutina Wesley posted what seemed like a pretty normal and not-at-all gay quote on Instagram. “Overthinking is our biggest cause of unhappiness,” the quote proclaimed, “Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you. Think positive.” Not bad advice. Okay, but it wasn’t just a quote. It was a photo gallery. Rutina and a pal having a nice meal. Rutina and a pal posing for a selfie. Rutina smooching her … gal(?) pal on the cheek. A diamond ring on her engagement ring finger. Hashtags:
Exhibit A (not gay)
Exhibit B (pretty gay)
Exhibit C paired with Exhibit B paired with #AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES (gay)
Rutina Wesley just came out by announcing her engagement to a woman on Instagram. Right? Y’all, right? Rutina and Chef Shonda, congratulations! Autostraddle wishes you all the happiness in this world!
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