OITNB star Samira Wiley has announced that she is engaged to writer Lauren Morelli this week.

Wiley – who played popular character Poussey Washington – posted a picture of the pair on her social media showing off her ring.

The pair met and fell in love on the set of the Netflix hit, after Morelli realised she was gay just days after joining the show in 2014.

“I realised I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” she wrote in an essay for Mic.

“It wasn’t so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: how uncomfortable I felt around groups of lesbians or how I considered myself (shrug) a “not very sexual person”.

“I am now out to my family, my friends and most of my co-workers on Orange (and now to you, dear reader),” she added.

“Now, when I am in the writers’ room or on set, I no longer feel like I am stuck in the middle of two truths.

“I belong because my own narrative fits in alongside the fictional stories that we are telling on the show: stories of people finding themselves, of difficult paths and of redemption.”

Wiley had a shock exit from the show last season but will next be seen in dystopian drama, The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.

OITNB however continues to be popular and Netflix have renewed it for another three seasons.

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