A writer from Netflix series Orange is the New Black, Lauren Morelli, filed for divorce from her husband months after revealing to the world she was gay.
The plot thickens. After coming out, Morelli started to date Samira Wiley, the actress who plays the role of lesbian inmate Poussey.
In May, Morelli wrote an essay on Identities.Mic about how she realized she was gay while writing for OITNB.
“I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” Morelli writes. “I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen.”
“I am now out to my family, my friends and most of my co-workers on Orange. 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: stories of people finding themselves, of difficult paths and of redemption.”
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Photo: Instagram/Lauren Morelli