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OITNB Writer Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley Now Dating

OITNB Writer Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley Now Dating


The couple forms as the writer files for divorce from her husband

Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli, who came out as a lesbian earlier this summer, is now dating Samira Wiley -- you know, Poussey on the show.

The news of the two dating came out over the weekend after TMZ discovered Morelli officially filed divorce from her husband of two years, Steve Basilone.

In May of this year, Morelli wrote how she came to realize her true identity while on set of the hit Netflix series:

I realized 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 (shrug) 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?

According to TMZ, Basilone and Morelli filed a joint petition and that the divorce is amicable.

As for Wiley and Morelli's romance, the two haven't kept things much of a secret, posting delightful images together on Twitter and Instagram.

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