The former couple just filed for a joint petition to divorce according to TMZ. She has since moved on with her love life and is now dating an actress from the Netflix series, Samira Wiley, who portrays the character Poussey Washington. Penning the storyline for the main character Piper, and her relationship with her ex-girlfriend, helped the writer come to terms with her orientation. She claimed that her gay epiphany was bleeding into her writing, for the material she was writing for OITNB was semi autobiographical. In the show, Piper married a man and then goes to jail when her past catches up to her. There she runs into her former lesbian lover Alex and events unfold. This article was written for Business 2 Community by Dane Fallon. Learn more about writing for B2C.
Who Is Samira Wiley’s Wife? ‘OITNB’ Writer Lauren Morelli
Lauren Morelli , one of the lead writers on the Orange is the New Black, has just filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Steve Basilone , because while working on the Netflix prison drama, she realized she is gay. Morelli started writing for the show five months after she and Basilone exchanged vows. Writing lines for the show’s main character, Piper Chapman, a woman who was engaged to a man, but in love or just lust with a woman, helped Morelli understand something about herself.
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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 5 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. It took writing a loving lesbian relationship on Orange is the New Black to help Lauren Morelli realize she prefers the company of women. As reported by People magazine , Morelli, a writer on the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, has split with her husband of two years and is currently dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays the prison inmate Poussey Washington on the show.
According to the court documents obtained by TMZ, Morelli and her husband, Steve Basilone, filed for divorce jointly and the split is amicable.
Lauren Morelli and Steve Basilone, also a TV writer, have filed for divorce jointly, according to TMZ, which obtained documents it said illustrated an amicable split. Morelli went public with her sexuality in a May essay for Identities. She and Wiley have been dating since at least the beginning of this year, according to the Daily Mail , and their recent appearance holding hands on the Emmys red carpet made it official.
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Orange Is The New Black Writer Divorces Husband, Starts Dating Actress Samira Wiley
Hello children, allow me to tell you my favorite Hollywood industry love story of all time. And who is Samira Wiley’s wife , you ask? Let me introduce you to Lauren Morelli, the other key player in this fairy tale.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Writer Divorces Husband To Date Show’s Female is dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays the beloved Poussey.
By MailOnline Reporter. They are believed to have been dating each other for the past six months. Samira – known for her role as Poussey Washington on the Netflix series – looked stunning in a yellow satin gown, as she linked arms with Lauren, who wore a pretty sequined dress and a black top. Going public! The pair certainly haven’t kept their relationship a secret, both posting intimate selfies of one another on their respective Instagram accounts.
Back in February this year, Lauren posted a picture of Samira grinning behind a tray of oysters on what appeared to be a romantic dinner date. Lauren added another picture in May, which showed Samira lovingly kissing her head as they celebrated her birthday. That’s handy! Painting the town Orange: The pair were seen holding hands with each other as they left an Emmys after-party at Chateau Marmont. Date night: Samira – known for her role as Poussey Washington on the Netflix series – looked stunning in a yellow satin gown, as she linked arms with Lauren, who wore a pretty sequined dress and a black top.
Samira Wiley’s ‘OITNB’ writer girlfriend files for divorce from husband
I was married to a man, but I wasn’t straight. Writing lines for the show’s main character, Piper Chapman, a woman who was engaged to a man, but in love or just lust with a woman, helped Morelli understand something about herself. The writer is now dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays romantic inmate Poussey Washington on the hit Netflix series.
I realized I was gay in fall , one of my first days on the set. I was sure it was bleeding into my writing.
As much as Orange is the New Black is very much about the inmates of Litchfield Prison, it does a decent job of making the corrections officers.
Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment News. She had no interest in sex with her husband, and things got so bad she was having suicidal thoughts. It was during those first days writing for the show — scenes involving Alex and Piper, specifically — that she realized she was gay. Once she embraced her identity, she faced the difficult decision of divorcing her husband. But, the story has a happy ending: Morelli is now dating Samira Wiley, the actress who plays Poussey on the hit Netflix show.
To share her experience, Morelli penned an essay for Mic , in which she details how she came to understand herself. It was her lack of interest in sex with her husband that raised a flag for Morelli. She floated the idea that maybe it was her birth control lowering her libido. But, her therapist wasn’t buying it. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right? Like any modern-day human, Morelli took to Google to reconcile her thoughts.
Her searches included “How do you know if you’re a lesbian? As Morelli writes, her job made it impossible to ignore what she was feeling.
‘Orange is The New Black’ Writer Realizes She’s Gay; Divorces Husband and Dating Samira Wiley
In what is arguably the greatest love story of our time, or at least this week in particular, “Orange Is The New Black” writer Lauren Morelli has broken up with her husband and since begun dating Samira Wiley , the actress who plays Poussey on the show. According to Morelli , it was writing scenes for Piper and Alex that gave her clarity on her own sexuality. I realized I was gay in fall , 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.
As you know, Lauren has been dating Orange Is The New Black actress Samira Wiley (who plays our fave Poussey) since the show forced her to come to the.
Because Lauren was finding out who she was, I became a confidant to her. I loved her as a friend first, but after a while it was clear it was more than that. I was very open with my husband and told him. That turned into a year of going to couples therapy. It felt like my whole world was falling apart. I had a few queer women around me, but not many I could talk to about such a huge, vulnerable thing. Samira became my outlet, and through that process I fell in love with her. But I thought, This will be the one that got away.
Being with her felt too good to be true.