Poussey Is Back From The Dead, Ready To Tie The Knot

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Former OITNB star's girlfriend put a ring on it.

It looks like a congratulations is in order! Former Orange Is The New Black cast member Samira Wiley is ready to say "I do" to longtime girlfriend and OITNB writer, Lauren Morelli.

Wiley is widely known for her portrayal of Poussey Washington on wildly successful the Netflix original series. SPOILER ALERT: To everyone's shock, Wiley's character was killed off of the show at the end of last season. Many suspect that it was a response, an outcry if you will, for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. When Poussey was suffocated, many critics, fans and even other cast members were heartbroken to see the end of a beloved character's story.

After leaving OITNB, she started filming Hulu's new series, The Handmaid's Tale in which she plays the best friend of a young woman belonging to a cast of handmaids.

One may recognize Morelli's name from the essay she penned for Mic.com in 2014 in which she proclaimed that she learned her true sexuality while writing the show. Married at the time, Morelli divorced her husband and began dating Samira.

In the instagram post from this morning captioned "yes", Wiley's face is plastered with a squinty-eyed grin as she shows off her new bling with Morelli smiling next to her.


Congrats to Morelli for following her heart and for finally putting a ring on it. Cheers to L-O-V-E! ❤️ 💛 💙 💜

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