Monday, September 15, 2014

Orange Is the New Black Writer Divorces Husband, In Hot Romance With Actress Samira Wiley

Orange Is the New Black's Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley hit the Emmys together in late August. Credit: Courtesy Samira Wiley
Forget Piper and Alex, there's a hotter Orange Is the New Black couple, and they're not fictional at all! Lauren Morelli, a writer for the hit Netflix show, is dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays the beloved Poussey, Taystee's lesbian best friend. 

Morelli came out as gay in a touching essay for Identities.Mic in May, explaining that writing about the series' main character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) helped her to understand her own sexuality just months after marrying her then-husband. 
"I was nervous about the first love scene I'd written for Alex and Piper," Morelli wrote. "I'd loved writing it, loved watching a tenderness emerge in their relationship where passion always seemed to be the ruling principle, but by that time, I was so deep in my own self-doubt that I constantly felt like a fraud. I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not? I was married to a man, but I wasn't straight."

The writer and her ex jointly filed for divorce, and she has spent her time focusing on a different Orange Is the New Black star. The new couple hit the Emmys together, holding hands and dancing at several afterparties

They have posted a few social media photos together, keeping the captions vague.


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