Our hearts can barely take it, but Samira Wiley – who plays Poussey Washington in Orange Is The New Black – has announced her engagement to one of the show’s writers and producers, Lauren Morelli.
In a simple post on her Instagram with a short caption of “yes”, Wiley and Morelli showed off how grossly in love they are, feat. an impressive rock firmly on her ring finger. Wiley also posted the same image to her Twitter, with the caption “I’ll do anything with this one.”
The pair have been dating for the past two years after meeting on set. Once Morelli understood and accepted the fluidity of her sexuality, she came out as a lesbian and divorced her husband.
Morelli opened up about her sexuality in an essay she wrote in 2014, citing that it was working on the show that made her realise her attraction to women, and filed for divorce only months after her wedding.
“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.”
There’s some warm fuzzies for your hump day. Love is real,