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Wrong TV show, but this is scandalous.

Orange Is The New Black writer Lauren Morelli has left her husband and started dating Samira Wiley, the actress who plays Poussey on the hit Netflix show.

Lauren realized she was a lesbian while writing the scenes between main couple Piper and Alex. In an online essay back in May, Morelli wrote:

“I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” wrote Morelli.

And while writing Alex and Piper’s relationship for the hit show, Morelli shared she “constantly felt like a fraud.”

“Accordingly, I was nervous about the first love scene I’d written for Alex and Piper. I 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,” she explained.

Lauren continues:

“Which is why it’s now a punch in the gut every time I have to say, “I’m getting divorced because I’m gay.” It’s a sentence I’ve said approximately 5,223 times in the last six months. For those of you keeping track, I’m definitely not exaggerating and I’m not prone to hyperbole, ever.”

Now after filing for divorce, Lauren is dating Samira. The two have been rather open about their relationship, posting several pictures of each other online.

Big ups to Lauren for finding the courage to be herself.

SOURCE: People | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram

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