They're engaged! Orange Is The New Black star Samira Wiley accepts proposal from show writer Lauren Morelli who realized she was gay working on the series
Orange Is The New Black actress Samira Wiley is engaged to show writer Lauren Morelli.
The actress shared her news on Instagram on Tuesday, in a snap that featured both women.
In the photo, the two women are seen smiling, as Samira shows off her diamond ring.
'Yes': Orange is the New Black actress Samira Wiley is engaged to show writer Lauren Morelli
'Yes,' wrote the 29-year-old actress.
OITNB writer Lauren said she discovered she was gay when she started writing sexual scenes for Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling's characters, according to her post on Identities.Mic.
She started working on the show five months after her first wedding - to a man.
'I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set. It wasn't so much one thing, but the sum of many small details,' she wrote in 2014.
'I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen.'
She panicked and went through periods of depression, but she got divorced, kept writing herself in Piper and found happiness.
The now engaged couple reportedly began seeing each other in 2014, shortly after Lauren divorced her then-husband, Steve Basilone, in May.
Their timeline: The two reportedly began seeing each other in 2014, shortly after Lauren divorced her ex, Steve Basilone, in May. They are pictured on November 2, 2015 in NY
The actress was killed off OITNB this year.
Aside from her role on the crude Netflix show, Samira has her hand in other projects.
Earlier this year, the actress starred as Hacker Kween in Nerve, alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco.
Work: Aside from OITNB, Samira has her hand in other projects. She and Lauren are pictured on January 30 in LA
She also starred as Billie in a film short called Hum.
Prior to her role on the Netflix drama, Samira made guest appearances on other shows.
She's appeared on episodes of The Catch and Law & Order: SVU.
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