Well, what do we have here! “Orange is the New Black” writer, Lauren Morelli, has just filed for a divorce from husband, Steve Basilone, to date one of the show’s actresses, Samira Wiley.
It’s ironic sometimes how much life imitates life, isn’t it? If you’re at all familiar with the show then you know the show takes place in a woman’s prison about an inmate, ‘Piper,’ sentenced to a year on drug related charges as a direct result of her lesbian lover, ‘Alex,’ and her involvement as a major distributed in the drug trafficking business.
The show is also engraved with plenty of lesbian and woman-to-woman action. One of those lesbians, ‘Poussey,’ is played by actress Samira Wiley, Lauren Morelli’s new girlfriend!
As per TMZ…
The story is amazing. Lauren began writing for OITNB 5 months after she got hitched. Lauren says as she started writing for the main character — who had once been in a lesbian relationship — she saw herself in the character. Lauren says she began to feel like a fraud … married to a man but clearly gay.
According to Lauren … as she began writing about Piper’s blossoming relationship with the very hot Alex … “I found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like.
In fact, the image above was shared by Lauren herself, via her official Instagram profile. It was captioned with, “Dressed and ready to go at an absurdly early hour for the Emmys!!! #netflixemmyspartybus.”
The site adds that, it seems, the couple’s divorce will be amicable.
Wow! What are your thoughts CK readers, we’re sure you have plenty.