OITNB's Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tie the knot
See what the 'Orange Is the New Black' actress and scriptwriter wore on their wedding day
Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley has tied the knot with the show's scriptwriter Lauren Morelli! The couple married in a private ceremony in Palm Springs, California, where Lauren popped the question last October. They first met on the set of the Netflix comedy-drama series, in which Samira plays Poussey Washington.
The ceremony was officiated by Samira's parents and according to Martha Stewart Weddings, it was a confetti-themed party to remember. Samira wore a gorgeous ivory off-shoulder gown while Lauren opted for an ivory jumpsuit with a cape. Both looks are custom Christian Siriano.
Lauren had previously been married to TV producer Steven Basilone before coming out as lesbian in 2014; after they divorced in September that year, Samira and Lauren's new relationship started to receive public attention. In an interview with Out Magazine, Lauren shared about the moment she decided to propose to Samira.
"We were coming up on our three-year anniversary, and I was like, 'I will wait until we have our three years and then propose,'" Lauren said. "Then I thought, 'What am I waiting for if I know I want this woman to be my wife and I want to spend my life with her?'"
"I was so nervous and terrified she knew it was coming, but she was so shocked that I couldn't get her to stop crying," Lauren added. "She was hyperventilating. I thought, 'Oh, this is not good. This has gone too far.' She was very clear she'd wait for me to be ready, so to give her something I knew she wanted so much was incredible. It was the most magical day of my life."
Congratulations, you guys!