Who Is the Raven on 'the Masked Singer'? We've Got Some Theories.
And Everybody Is Singing. There has been at least one relationship that grew out of the Netflix series between actor Samira Wiley best known for playing inmate Poussey and series writer Lauren Morelli.
This sort of thing would hardly make the news rounds — much less pop up as a trending topic on Facebook — if not for the juiciest bit of the story: Morelli recently divorced her husband and came out as a lesbian. Morelli made that announcement very publicly a few months ago in an essay for Identities. In the piece, the writer admits how working on the series — and particularly writing love scenes between Piper and Alex — helped her come to realization that she was gay.
I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not?
While she and her husband have jointly filed for divorce, Morelli found a happy ending of sorts in Samira Wiley. Like what you see? Follow Decider on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation, and sign up for our email newsletters to be the first to know about streaming movies and TV news!
Sign up for news, stories, offers, and more, all from Decider's Webby Award-nominated newsletter. It wasn't so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: 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. I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy shit, am I gay?
TMZ goes on to report that the divorce has gone amicably following the couple's two years of marriage, with Morelli keeping her Lexus and her ex-husband getting the Mazda hatchback, etc.