'Orange Is The New Black’ Star Is ENGAGED!
Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on the hit series, Orange Is The New Black, is engaged to the show’s writer, Lauren Morelli.
The 'Orange Is The New Black' star and the writer are set to walk down the aisle after Lauren asked for Samira's hand in marriage.
Sharing a picture of the couple, the 29-year-old actress - who showed off her stunning ring - simply wrote: "Yes."
Taking to Twitter, Lauren thanked their fans for the celebratory messages, adding: "You guys! Thank you for all of the lovely messages and hysterical crying gifs.
You guys! Thank you for all of the lovely messages and hysterical crying gifs. We love you too! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fIIOmKmS3v— Lauren Morelli (@lomorelli) October 4, 2016
We love you too!" The pair have been dating since 2014 after Lauren split from her husband Steve Basilone after two years as man and wife.
Lauren came out in May 2014 in a heartfelt article she penned for Identities.Mic. She wrote at the time: "I realised I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set.
It wasn't so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: how uncomfortable I felt around groups of lesbians or how I considered myself a "not very sexual person."
When considered alone, these seemed like little quirks that made me me. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right?
I'll do anything with this one...💍 pic.twitter.com/CIS5nMVeS4— Samira Wiley (@samirawiley) October 4, 2016
"But on set, these small moments came into sharp relief, and I found myself answering to an endless stream of cast members who peppered me with questions like a gaggle of kindergartners curious about their new teacher.
'Are you dating anyone?' 'You're married?' 'To a man?' 'But you used to kiss girls?'
'Do you miss it?' I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy s**t, am I gay?"