‘OITNB’ writer Lauren Morelli Explains Why She Dumped Husband For Another Woman

‘OITNB’ writer Lauren Morelli Explains Why She Dumped Husband For Another Woman


 Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 22.52.32Orange Is The New Black writer, Lauren Morelli, has left her husband of two years after discovering that she is in fact a lesbian.

According to US Weekly, Morelli became aware that she was a lesbian when she began writing about the show’s main character, Piper Chapman, and her hot and steamy relationship with Alex Vause. Writing in detail of the characters’ lives eventually shaped the writer, enabling her to understand her own sexuality.

“I was nervous about the first love scene I’d written for Alex and Piper,” Morelli wrote in an essay for Identities.Mic.

“I’d 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. I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not? I was married to a man, but I wasn’t straight.”

Morelli and her husband, Steve Basilone, have since called it quits, ending their six-year relationship, TMZ reported.

Although hard, the divorce is very amicable.

Morelli gets her Lexus, apartment, and sapphire engagement ring; Basilone gets the Mazda hatchback.

Before the couple’s divorce was publicly announced, Morelli and OITNB actress Samira Wiley, have reportedly been a pair for quite some time.

As stated by the 31-year-old writer, her and “Poussey” have been an item since the beginning of this year.

It wasn’t until the Emmy Awards in August that the duo finally made their relationship public, happily walking hand and hand with one another and hitting up various after parties.

Neither Basilone nor Wiley have yet to comment on the budding relationship between the OITNB writer and actress.

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  1. Hmm, if my wife told me she’d just begun to discover as an adult that she’s actually a lesbian I’d pummel her just on principle. This confused quasi-dyke will discover soon enough that women will lose the majority of their interest in her after a certain timeframe just as men did.


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