OITNB Romance: Writer Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley Are Dating
It turns out that the most interesting love connections on Orange Is the New Black are happening behind the scenes. Lauren Morelli, a writer for. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli in gorgeous white dresses (Lauren Morelli together to get to the point where they could start dating. Lauren Morelli and her husband, Steve Basilone, have jointly filed to end their two-year marriage just three months after she opened up about.
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. I believe Alex says it to Piper. It felt safer than using the L word. I remember walking down the street in New York and finally being able to hold her hand, and how huge that felt. Walking to the date was more romantic and mattered more than wherever we were going or whatever we were about to do.
Even being in a liberal, safe place like New York, holding her hand while walking down the street still feels like a political choice. It had been such a journey to discover my sexuality, and to claim it in this public way was incredible for me.
Maybe a year after we were officially together, we went on our first trip. We showed our true selves — maybe the ugliest, nastiest parts. We were out of our comfort zones. We were in Thailand riding elephants. I would rather have the worst day with Lauren than the best day with someone else. The trip was a total disaster. It just exposed everything. And I have all these amazing pictures of her on top of an elephant looking petrified.
Right before Thailand, I flew to L. It was the first time we could really be together. It felt like something that would never come.
The Love Portfolio: Samira Wiley + Lauren Morelli
Being able to write words for someone as talented as she is, watch her perform what I write, and then go to bed with her is the best thing. Last year, police brutality against black people in our country was something we were talking about a lot. It felt really important for the show to address it. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right?
While Writing for 'Orange Is the New Black,' I Realized I Am Gay
But on set, these small moments came into sharp relief, and I found myself answering to an endless stream of cast members who peppered me with questions like a gaggle of kindergartners curious about their new teacher.
Holy shit, am I gay? Image Credits all Lauren Morelli Despite being 31 years old, having lived in extremely liberal cities for 13 years of my life and considering myself an educated individual, over the last year I: Googled "How do you know if you're a lesbian?
Wondered if it was my birth control.
The Love Portfolio: Samira Wiley + Lauren Morelli
I am now out to my family, my friends and most of my co-workers on Orange and now to you, dear reader. Now, when I am in the writers' room or on set, I no longer feel like I am stuck in the middle of two truths. I belong because my own narrative fits in alongside the fictional stories that we are telling on the show: I won't spoil anything for you, but I am tremendously proud of my own contributions to season 2 of Orange is the New Black.
It was in the writers' room that I came into myself, surrounded by unconditional love and teasing when I needed it like when I was so depressed that I wore a hoodie and a baseball cap for too many days in a row and someone asked me if I was trying to be an undercover cop.
I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen. And now, as we are gearing up for the release of season 2, it feels liberating and appropriate to live my life in front of you.
I am not perfect. I would rather be comfortable than brave. This is my story, which is messy and nuanced and a constantly moving target, but one I'm grateful for.
Hide Caption 20 of 46 Photos: Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden wasted no time heading down the aisle. The couple, who were reportedly set up by Madden's sister-in-law, Nicole Richie, began dating in May and were engaged around the holidays. By January 5, they were tying the knot in a small wedding at their home in Los Angeles, reports People magazine. Hide Caption 21 of 46 Photos: The "Don Jon" star, 33, is known for keeping his private life quiet.
Hide Caption 22 of 46 Photos: Scarlett Johansson and French journalist Romain Dauriac were married for more than a month before the rest of the world caught on. According to Gossip Copthe couple set off for Philipsburg, Montana, to tie the knot in secret on October 1.
Hide Caption 23 of 46 Photos: When "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale married musician Christopher French on September 8, she reportedly had a plan in place to keep the ceremony private. Hide Caption 24 of 46 Photos: After a year relationship and two kids together, David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris finally tied the knot in Italy the weekend of September 5 without a peep of advance notice.
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Hide Caption 25 of 46 Photos: Drescher met Ayyadurai, who developed an email program when he was a teenager, just over a year ago. She shared the surprise marital update on Twitter on September 7. Hide Caption 26 of 46 Photos: Despite being one of the most closely watched couples in the world, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed to get married in complete privacy.
Their French wedding on August 23 was so secretive, it took five days for the rest of the world to hear about it.