Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley is so hot, series writer Lauren Morelli came to realize she’s a lesbian and left her husband to date the actress.
Morelli began writing for OItNB about five months after she married Steve Basilone, and as she started writing Piper Chapman’s story, realized she “saw herself in the character…married to a man, but clearly gay.” Morelli wrote about the experience back in May, saying,
” 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 were rumors the two women were together back in July; yesterday TMZ confirmed Morelli filed for divorce from her husband of two years. The split is reported to be amicable, with Morelli and her about-to-be ex remaining quite friendly.
Now, that’s Poussey…