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Samira Wiley Weds ‘OITNB’ Writer Lauren Morelli

Actress Samira Wiley and writer Lauren Morelli have wed after first meeting while working on Orange is the New Black. Their wedding took place in Palm Springs and was first announced by Martha Stewart Weddings.

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When Samira and Lauren first met Lauren was two years into her first marriage to a man. She has explained that her time writing on the show made her realize that she was gay.

“Five months after my wedding, I flew to New York to start production on my first episode of Orange, and from that moment on my life fell into a parallel rhythm with Piper’s story in a way that went from interesting to terrifying in a matter of months.”

Lauren soon after came out, got divorced, and fell for Samira. She and Samira got engaged in October.

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