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Samira Wiley (AKA Poussey From OITNB) is Engaged to her Girlfriend, Lauren Morelli

Samira Wiley Engagement


Samira Wiley, also known as Poussey from Orange is the New Black, is officially engaged to her girlfriend Lauren Morelli. She made the announcement on Instagram with the straight-to-the-point caption, “Yes.”

The photo is 100% adorable. Check it out:


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Lauren Morelli is the writer for Orange is the New Black, and the pair have been dating since 2014. That same year, in an essay for Mic, Morelli revealed that she discovered her sexuality while writing the first season of the show. Five months after her wedding to her then husband Stephen Basilone, Morelli flew to New York to start production on OITNB’s first episode, where she says her “life into a parallel rhythm with Piper’s story in a way that went from interesting to terrifying in a matter of months.”

“I was nervous about the first love scene I’d written for Alex and Piper. I 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,” she wrote. “I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not? I was married to a man, but I wasn’t straight.”

Morelli divorced her husband two years later and began dating Wiley, whom she met while the show was filming, and they’ve been posting adorable Instagram photos ever since.

Love it when she whisks me away for a weekend…

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On my way to NY with Run DMC.

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One more from the Season 4 premiere. Because I'm honored to stand beside this one.

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Got my baby back after 7 weeks w/o her. #longdistanceisabitch

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Congrats you two!!

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