‘OITNB’ Writer Divorces Husband After Realizing She is Gay, Is Now Dating Poussey Actress Samira Wiley
For anyone who mourned the fact that a Poussey and Tastee coupling could never happen (#Poussee forever), fret not because actress Samira Wiley has found love – on the set of her hit series Orange is the New Black, no less.
Yesterday it was reported that the fan-favorite is dating Lauren Morelli, a writer for the show who realized she was gay while working on set two years ago. The plot twist? Morelli was married – to a man.
deeply personal essay published this May, Morelli reveals that working on OITNB, “Where we proudly employ what has to be at least 64% of lesbians in the New York City metro area,” brought her sexuality into sharp relief.
Since then, she has filed for a joint divorce with her husband, and has been dating the lovely Samira Wiley.
A look through Wiley’s Instagram shows that the couple has been romantically involved for some time now (sidenote: it behooves you to follow the entire cast of OITNB on Instagram, post haste!). With candid photos of the two dancing, and romantic shots of Lauren with the caption #iloveyougirl, it’s hard not to cheer for these two.