Poussey From 'Orange Is The New Black' Is Engaged To Her Real-Life Girlfriend

October 4, 2016

Grab the tissues.

One of your favorite "Orange Is the New Black" cast members is engaged, and her love story is better than any TV show's plot.

Samira Wiley, who "OITNB"-lovers know as the lovable and charming Poussey, met writer Lauren Morelli when they were working on the show together. Morelli, who was married at the time, realized she was a lesbian, divorced her husband and began dating Wiley soon after. The two have been together since 2014, and Morelli penned an essay in Mic that year explaining how she and Wiley fell in love.

Swoon. Seriously, just look at how adorable they are together.


Dressed and ready to go at an absurdly early hour for the Emmys!!! #netflixemmyspartybus

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But the story gets better: The couple announced their engagement on Tuesday by each posting the same photo to Instagram, with the simple caption, "Yes."



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It's hard not to smile looking at the two of them cheesing together. And in a way, it feels like the perfect happy ending to Poussey's tragic story.