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Samira Wiley's Quotes About Lauren Morelli Prove They're The Perfect Couple – EXCLUSIVE


Whether you know her as Poussey from Orange Is The New Black or Moira from The Handmaid's Tale, fans can't seem to get enough of the beautiful Samira Wiley. The 30-year-old actress captures hearts on and off-screen, but no one knows her better or loves her more than wife Lauren Morelli. Elite Daily had the chance to speak to the OITNB star about her marriage at the launch event for American Express' Pay It Plan It feature on Oct. 3. Trust me, Samira Wiley's quotes about Lauren Morelli prove they're "couple goals" even IRL.

Wiley and Morelli married in March 2017 and had a beautiful ceremony in Palm Springs, California. From eating Pillsbury Funfetti cake to blasting Justin Bieber's "Baby," you could say the two planned a non-traditional wedding. Now, it's been roughly six to seven months since the couple tied the knot. When asked to reflect on how her life has changed, Wiley tells Elite Daily,

After laughing for a moment, she clarifies,

Wiley gushed about her wife, sharing that she loves Morelli's "kindness" more than anything. She says,


The two have a beautiful love story, meeting on the set of Orange Is The New Black in 2012; Wiley was in front of the camera, and Morelli was behind it. In a 2016 interview with Out Magazine, Wiley explained,

However, things weren't always seamless — their relationship had a rough start. Morelli was married to a man at the time, which created complications for the couple. Morelli said she was "very confused" and started "questioning [her] sexuality as a result of being in the writers' room." Eventually, she told her husband and the two separated. Throughout her journey toward discovering her sexuality, Morelli says Samira "became [her] outlet" and "through that process" they fell in love.

The two taught each other how to "self-love," Wiley explained:

Elite Daily asked if Wiley has any advice for new members of the LGBTQ+ community, who, for the first time, are coming to terms with their own sexuality. The star tells us,

Beautiful, Wiley. Thank you.

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