Engagement alert! Orange Is The New Black actress Samira Wiley just took to social media to share some incredible news: She and longtime partner, OITNB writer Lauren Morelli, are engaged. The two met on set and have been dating since 2014—and they’ve low-key been the power couple of our dreams for the last two years. Wiley announced their exciting news on Instagram this afternoon, and fans (like us) have been going crazy ever since.
Wiley’s Instagram post features an adorable picture of her and Morelli smiling ecstatically. In the picture, you can clearly see Wiley’s ring—which by the way, is crazy beautiful and unique. For the caption, Wiley simply wrote, “Yes,” because the picture totally speaks for itself. The whole post is so cute, and the two look so happy. Ugh, we can’t handle it.
Morelli, who was previously in a heterosexual marriage, published an essay in Mic sharing how working on OITNB led her to reevaluate her sexuality. “I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” Morelli 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’…I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy shit, am I gay?” Morelli later began dating Wiley, who she’s been happily committed to ever since.
Congratulations, Wiley and Morelli! We’re so excited for you.
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