Samira Wiley, who played the very lovable Poussey Washington (😢) on Orange is the New Black, is engaged to series writer Lauren Morelli. This was revealed via a photo of the couple looking deliriously happy that both women posted to Instagram on October 3. Wiley captioned hers simply, "yes."
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LOVE IS REAL, YOU GUYS. In keeping with the theme of the show, the couple has had quite the dramatic back story. They first met on the set of Orange is the New Black when Morelli was still married to her ex-husband, TV writer Steve Basilone.
I was nervous about the first love scene I’d written for Alex and Piper. 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.