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People Are Freaking Out Over Reports That Samira Wiley Is Dating An "OITNB" Writer

According to a TMZ report, the Orange Is the New Black star is in a relationship with writer Lauren Morelli, who came out in a personal essay earlier this year.

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Over the weekend, TMZ reported that OITNB writer Lauren Morelli and her husband of two years have filed for divorce, and that Morelli is currently in a relationship with actress Samira Wiley.

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Morelli and her husband filed for divorce jointly and the proceedings have been "all very amicable," according to the legal papers obtained by TMZ.

Neither Morelli nor Wiley has actually confirmed the relationship. The OITNB writer tweeted on Saturday:

"While writing for Orange Is the New Black, I realized I am gay," read the opening headline.

"I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen. And now, as we are gearing up for the release of season 2, it feels liberating and appropriate to live my life in front of you," wrote Morelli.

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The news spread quickly through various media outlets:

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Forget Piper and Alex, there's a hotter (real life!) Orange Is the New Black couple: http://t.co/JeuJ74QfoB

Us Weekly@usweekly

Forget Piper and Alex, there's a hotter (real life!) Orange Is the New Black couple: http://t.co/JeuJ74QfoB

12:00 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Orange is the New Black" writer divorced her husband after realizing she's gay, now dating Poussey http://t.co/YMdr4rMYuE

VANITY FAIR@VanityFair

"Orange is the New Black" writer divorced her husband after realizing she's gay, now dating Poussey http://t.co/YMdr4rMYuE

11:18 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Orange Is the New Black Writer Lauren Morelli Divorcing Husband, Has Been Dating Star Samira Wiley http://t.co/jQqbFgRdYp

E! Online@eonline

Orange Is the New Black Writer Lauren Morelli Divorcing Husband, Has Been Dating Star Samira Wiley http://t.co/jQqbFgRdYp

10:25 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"Orange Is The New Black" writer divorces her husband to start dating Poussey http://t.co/1LGqAlz3Om

HuffPost TV@HuffPostTV

"Orange Is The New Black" writer divorces her husband to start dating Poussey http://t.co/1LGqAlz3Om

12:30 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Report: OINTB Writer Leaves Husband for Star Samira Wiley - Lauren Morelli finds love with show favorite Poussey. http://t.co/G7Yq8CWItf

BET News@BETNews

Report: OINTB Writer Leaves Husband for Star Samira Wiley - Lauren Morelli finds love with show favorite Poussey. http://t.co/G7Yq8CWItf

11:06 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

THE WRITER OF ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK IS DATING POUSSEY, FROM ORANGE IS THE BLACK. that shit is crazy

crystal@xoxo_c98

THE WRITER OF ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK IS DATING POUSSEY, FROM ORANGE IS THE BLACK.

that shit is crazy

5:53 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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PLEASE TELL ME THE LAUREN MORELLI THING IS TRUE BECAUSE I'M SCREAMING SO LOUDLY RIGHT ABOUT NOW

siu jerk jai@adey9825

PLEASE TELL ME THE LAUREN MORELLI THING IS TRUE BECAUSE I'M SCREAMING SO LOUDLY RIGHT ABOUT NOW

4:53 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

hold up.. the writer of oitnb divorced her husband and is now dating the actress who plays poussey from the show. Talk about plot twist

M•L•E@emileetakos

hold up.. the writer of oitnb divorced her husband and is now dating the actress who plays poussey from the show. Talk about plot twist

12:34 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A lot of folks were super supportive:

I'd divorce my husband for Samira Wiley too. I'm just saying.

Awesomely Luvvie@Luvvie

I'd divorce my husband for Samira Wiley too. I'm just saying.

12:34 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Poussey is gorgeous. If I were a lesbian, married to a man, I'd divorce him, too.

Uhuru: Freedom@iRondrea

Poussey is gorgeous. If I were a lesbian, married to a man, I'd divorce him, too.

11:17 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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i would divorce my husband too if it meant i could date samira wiley

wario's ass fan@idiot_teen

i would divorce my husband too if it meant i could date samira wiley

12:32 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Poussey jokes came rolling right in:

"Guess who fuckin your bitch" - Poussey

from day one you could look in Poussey's eyes and know she's Ms. Steal Yo Girl

W.E.B. Dem boyz@TheBeatnikBill

from day one you could look in Poussey's eyes and know she's Ms. Steal Yo Girl

12:13 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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For some people, this is – quite literally – "the biggest news ever."

How do you start dating POUSSEY immediately after coming out? This is the biggest news ever. For lesbians. http://t.co/RyoaputGvR

Eleanor Margolis@EleanorMargolis

How do you start dating POUSSEY immediately after coming out? This is the biggest news ever. For lesbians.

http://t.co/RyoaputGvR

11:03 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It gave many hope:

omg @ confirmation that samira wiley is a lesbian. let me pretend i have a chance.

Debbie Downer@LaurieFromMiami

omg @ confirmation that samira wiley is a lesbian. let me pretend i have a chance.

1:30 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Not everyone was so excited about the headlines:

Pay attention to news and how they frame stories. Writer came out in may but headlines now say she "divorced husb FOR poussey". Tabloidish

Rad Pitt@radseed

Pay attention to news and how they frame stories. Writer came out in may but headlines now say she "divorced husb FOR poussey". Tabloidish

12:17 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

the only thing less interesting to me than "orange is the new black" is gossip about the production of "orange is the new black".

neil mccauley@the_blueprint

the only thing less interesting to me than "orange is the new black" is gossip about the production of "orange is the new black".

9:27 AM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If that had been her husband that left her for poussey we for nor hear word.

Hügo@Nigerianweirdo

If that had been her husband that left her for poussey we for nor hear word.

8:13 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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She divorced her husband to be with Poussey and people say its beautiful. If this has been the other way, well u get my point.

Mr. Fyodor Dobodosky@TayoMarciano

She divorced her husband to be with Poussey and people say its beautiful. If this has been the other way, well u get my point.

7:53 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

With all these mixed emotions, there seems to be one thing everyone agrees on...

I have a lot of conflicting feelings about this article but mostly "none of my business" crossed with "YAY POUSSEY" http://t.co/sGGYQkff1B

jennifer laughran@literaticat

I have a lot of conflicting feelings about this article but mostly "none of my business" crossed with "YAY POUSSEY" http://t.co/sGGYQkff1B

5:55 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

... everyone loves Samira Wiley.

I think everyone have a bit of a crush on Poussey #oitnb

Johanna Herrstedt@JoHerrstedt

I think everyone have a bit of a crush on Poussey #oitnb

8:37 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"We do not comment on our client's personal lives," a rep for Samira Wiley told BuzzFeed News when asked for an official comment on the reported relationship.