It turns out gay story lines can make you gay (sort of). Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli (no, not Morello) and her husband of two years, Steve Basilone, jointly filed for divorce after Morelli realized that she was a lesbian. TMZ reports that Morelli had that realization as she was writing about Piper's own relationship with Alex in prison, saying, "I found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like." And who is she dating for her first relationship as an out and proud lesbian? The impossibly gorgeous Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey on the show. Translation: Sorry, ladies, they're both off the market.
Those who follow Morelli on Twitter have of course known about this for a while:
Oh, great. You announce you're a lesbian and automatically get added to this mailing list. pic.twitter.com/EdZkD0K0ua— Lauren Morelli (@lomorelli) September 3, 2014
And here she is with her boo thang on the Orange Emmy party bus: