‘Orange Is The New Black’ Writer Divorces Her Husband and Starts Dating Poussey

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“I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set. It wasn’t so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: how uncomfortable I felt around groups of lesbians or how I considered myself (shrug) a “not very sexual person.” When considered alone, these seemed like little quirks that made me me. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right?

But on set, these small moments came into sharp relief, and I found myself answering to an endless stream of cast members who peppered me with questions like a gaggle of kindergartners curious about their new teacher. “Are you dating anyone?” “You’re married?” “To a man?” “But you used to kiss girls?” “Do you miss it?”

I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy shit, am I gay?”

According to Huffington Post, that is what Orange is the New Black, Lauren Morelli wrote in her essay for Mic about coming out and realizing her sexuality. Writing for the show was kind of an outlet for Morelli to come to terms with her own desires.

So, what happened after Morelli realized she was gay? She divorced her husband in an amicable split and started dating the coolest chick ever, Samira Wiley who plays Poussey on the show.

You go, girls!

[via Huffington Post]