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Orange Is the New Black Writer Divorces Husband, Dates Poussey Actress Samira Wiley

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli attend the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration in August 2014.

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.  

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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. 

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"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."

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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. 

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They have posted a few social media photos together, keeping the captions vague. See pics of the new couple.

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