There is a new relationship brewing on the set of Orange is the New Black, and this one is not fictional!
According to TMZ, Samira Wiley, who plays the part of Poussey on the show, is dating Lauren Morelli, a writer for the hit Netflix series.
Morelli has officially filed for divorce after coming out as gay in May, 2014.
Morelli revealed in an essay for Identities.Mic, that she discovered her true sexuality after starting her job as a writer for Orange is the New Black, only a few months after marrying her husband Steve Basilone.
“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.”
“While it certainly would have been disorienting to begin to question my sexuality after three decades of knowing myself, it was particularly blinding because I’d gotten married only a few months before,” she continued. “It’s now a punch in the gut every time I have to say, ‘I’m getting divorced because I’m gay.'”
Wiley and Morelli stepped out together for one of their first appearances at the Emmys last month. They were later seen holding hands and dancing at several different after parties.