TV Writer Divorces: OITNB Helped Me Realize I'm Gay

Lauren Morelli is now dating one of the show's female stars
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2014 11:28 AM CDT
TV Writer Divorces: OITNB Helped Me Realize I'm Gay
This image released by Netflix shows Kate Mulgrew, from left, Diane Guerrero, Selenis Leyva, Jessica Pimentel, Jackie Cruz and Dascha Polanco in a scene from “Orange is the New Black.”   (AP Photo/Netflix, K.C. Bailey)

It's a tale of divorce and romance that seems like only Hollywood could invent, and it kind of did: A female writer for the TV show Orange Is the New Black has split from her husband of two years because she says the show helped her realize she was gay, reports TMZ, which obtained the divorce documents. Lauren Morelli began writing for the show after being married only five months, and says she immediately saw herself in lead character Piper. "I found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like." As it turns out, that future includes OITNB star Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington. They made a public appearance together last week, reports Glamour, which has the photo. (Read more Orange is the New Black stories.)

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