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'Orange is the New Black' Writer Lauren Morelli Divorces Her Husband & Begins Dating Poussey Actress Samira Wiley

'Orange is the New Black' Writer Lauren Morelli Divorces Her Husband & Begins Dating Poussey Actress Samira Wiley

Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli is divorcing her husband and is now dating Samira Wiley, who plays the beloved character of Poussey on the hit show, Us Weekly reports.

Lauren recently came out in an essay for Identities.Mic a few months back, where she talked about the realization that she was homosexual even though she was married to a man.

“I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” Lauren wrote. “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.” When considered alone, these seemed like little quirks that made me me. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right?”

“I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy sh*t, am I gay?,” Lauren added.

Lauren and Samira have posted just a few pictures on social media together – they reportedly hit the 2014 Emmys together and were seen dancing and holding hands.

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  • CarrieFromBelgium

    Good for her and sad for her husband.Enjoy your life and congrats for your new girlfriend

  • Sam

    Bullshit!!.., this is why the line entering hell will be soooo long!!!!

  • TrueTeller

    @Sam: Are you worried how long you will have to wait to enter hell yourself? Asshole.

  • nina

    haha! Just like KStew!
    Come out now girlfriend!

  • Don’t think that’s gonna happe

    @nina: I don’t think k stew will come out because it will severely affect her popularity and even though she says she doesn’t care about such things, she absolutely does just like Jodie Foster cared

  • Emme

    She makes it sounds like straight people don’t choose to read a good book over having sex. You don’t need to be hyper sexual to be straight or not interested in sex to be gay.

  • Amy Lee Christian

    Americans are doomed

  • flm

    @Emme:

    seriously great point. i couldn’t place what bothered me about that.

  • Joelle

    Wow, she didn’t know she was Gay until she started writing about Gay people and hanging around Lesbians. That’s a new one. So much for it be something you’re born with. Orange might be the new black, but it seems Gay is the new ‘it’ thing. She isn’t Gay, she’s stupid and confused. More stupid though.

  • Jim

    Can’t knock love.

  • GeeGee

    @Joelle:

    Co-sign.

  • danni

    @Joelle: maybe she was always that way but she didn’t figure it out until then because it didn’t occur to her before? what a CONCEPT

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