Forget Piper and Alex, there's a hotter Orange Is the New Black couple, and they're not fictional at all! Lauren Morelli, a writer for the hit Netflix show, is dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays the beloved Poussey, Taystee's lesbian best friend.
Morelli came out as gay in a touching essay for Identities.Mic in May, explaining that writing about the series' main character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) helped her to understand her own sexuality just months after marrying her then-husband.
"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."
The writer and her ex jointly filed for divorce, and she has spent her time focusing on a different Orange Is the New Black star. The new couple hit the Emmys together, holding hands and dancing at several afterparties.
They have posted a few social media photos together, keeping the captions vague. See pics of the new couple.
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