OITNB Writer, Lauren Morelli, Divorces Husband and Dates Cast Member 'Poussey'
Netflix series Orange is the New Black has become a hit among their millions of fans. While viewers were falling in love with the characters, so was one of the writers.
When 31-year-old Lauren Morelli discovered that she was a lesbian, she was writing the script for the first season of OITNB and was married to a man. In an article on mic.com, she wrote how the story of the character Piper had began to parallel with her own life. In her piece, she reflected on how nervous she felt writing a gay love scene between 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.”
Morelli discovered she was gay in 2012 and after divorcing her husband she set her eyes on OITNB star Samira Wiley, who we all know as Poussey on the show. The two seem to have been an item for a few months. In April, Wiley posted a pic of Morelli, deeming her her #WCW on Instagram.
They made their debut at the Emmys as a couple last month.