ENGAGED: Samira Wiley (right) and fiancée Lauren Morelli
ORANGE IS the New Black star Samira Wiley is engaged to her her girlfriend Lauren Morelli, one of the show’s writers and producers.
Wiley, whose OITNB character Poussey Washington had a major story arc this past season, shared the happy news Tuesday (Oct 4) when she Instagrammed a sweet selfie with her fiancée and a stunning diamond ring. She captioned the joyful shot, simply, "Yes."
The happy couple got engaged after dating for two years.
At the start of filming the popular Netflix show, Morelli started to question her sexuality after only being married to her long-term boyfriend for a few months. In May, she wrote an essay on Identities.Mic about having the life changing epiphany while writing for OITNB.
“I realised I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” Morelli shared. “I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen.”