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'OITNB's Taylor Schilling Comes Out, Reveals Girlfriend

Taylor Schilling

We all love love, and it looks like for Pride 2020 more and more queer celebrities have been sharing with the world who they love. 

The latest celebrity to come out as queer is Taylor Schilling. Over Pride weekend, the Orange is the New Black star revealed her girlfriend via Instagram.

"I couldn't be more proud to be by your side Taylor," visual artist Emily Ritz posted. "Happy Pride!" Schilling re-posted the photo of the pair hugging against the fog, to her own account.

Ritz is a music artist and met Schilling through mutual friends according to reports. Late last year they began to date. 

On The New Black, Schilling played Piper Chapman, a bisexual lead. The series came to an end last year. 

Prior, the actress had demured on answering questions about her sexuality. 

“I think it’s pretty invasive," she told The Standard in 2017 about the questions.  “I really don’t fit into a box — that’s too reductive.” In line with that, she has yet to place a label on her sexuality.

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