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'Orange Is The New Black' Writer Divorces Husband After Realizing She's A Lesbian Through Writing The Show

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'Orange Is The New Black' writer Lauren Morelli and her girlfriend Samira Wiley, who also stars on the show, on the way to the Emmys (via Lauren Morelli's Instagram)
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One of the main writers for Netflix's Orange Of The New Black has filed for divorce from her husband after realizing, through writing the show, that she's a lesbian. Lauren Morelli and her husband of two years, Steve Basilone, recently filed a joint petition for divorce according to TMZ.

Morelli started writing for Orange less than half a year after getting married to Basilone, and realized that she was gay after writing for the main character Piper. In the series, Piper is a bisexual woman who is reunited with her former lover when she is sent to an all-women prison. "I found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like," she wrote of her realization, back in May.

Her new squeeze, now that she knows where her heart truly lies? OITNB's own Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on the show.