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Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley Is Engaged to Girlfriend Lauren Morelli!

Samira Lauren MorelliActress Samira Wiley (L) and writer Lauren Morelli attend the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Onward and engaged! Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley announced on Tuesday, October 4, that she’s engaged to her girlfriend, Lauren Morelli.

Wiley, 29, made the announcement via Twitter, sharing a photo of herself laughing and flashing her sparkling new engagement ring.

“I’ll do anything with this one…” Wiley captioned the sweet image. She shared the same snap on Instagram with an uber simple caption.

This will be the first marriage for Wiley and the second for Morelli, a writer for Orange Is the New BlackThe couple first met while working together on the beloved Netflix series, in which Wiley starred as Poussey. 

While still married, the scribe memorably came out as gay in May 2014, in a tell-all essay for Mic.

“I was nervous about the first love scene I’d written for Alex and Piper,” Morelli shared at the time. “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.”

Shortly after publishing the piece, Morelli and Wiley stepped out together as an item that fall. The couple posed for their first official red carpet together at the Out100 awards in NYC, in November 2014.

Samira Wiley

Actress Samira Wiley (L) and writer Lauren Morelli attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_014 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Turner)

This past January, Morelli adorably accompanied her girlfriend on the red carpet of the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A.

Beach body.

A photo posted by Lauren Morelli (@lomorelli) on

Love it when she whisks me away for a weekend…

A photo posted by Samira Wiley (@whododatlikedat) on

Prior to the proposal, Morelli surprised Wiley with a trip to Palm Springs. “Love it when she whisks me away for a weekend…” the actress shared with fans this weekend.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.