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Who Is Samira Wiley’s Wife Lauren Morelli? Insights On Her Engagement, Married, Baby & Net Worth

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Lauren Morelli is 39 years old American screenwriter, playwright, and producer. She is best known as a staff writer for the Netflix hit show “Orange is the New Black.” She is best known for her writing for ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ ‘Tales of the City‘ and ‘Hum.’ She is also known as the wife of actress Samira Wiley. Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley together attended the 2021 Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday night.

Who Is Lauren Morelli?

American screenwriter Lauren Morelli was born on July 22, 1982. Her hometown is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. And her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Lauren stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches. And she weighs 55 kg. 

Lauren Morelli was pursuing a dance career after she graduated from Winchester Thurston School, New York. So, she joined Marymount Manhattan College to study dance. However, her dream couldn’t be achieved as she suffered from a terrible back injury. And with the encouragement of a professor, she changes her career into writing.

She came out as a lesbian in 2014. 

Until now, there is no verified information on Lauren Morelli’s parents, siblings, and upbringing.

Who is Lauren Morelli Dating? First Met, Dating, Engagement, Proposed

Lauren Morelli is openly lesbian. She figured it out while writing for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black.’ After discovery divorced ex-husband and started dating ‘Orange is the New Black‘ actress Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley(b. 15 April 1987) is an American actress and television producer.

Scripter writer Lauren Morelli and actress Samira Wiley first met at the set of their workplace ‘Orange is the New Black‘ in December 2012. Their journey started as friends to dating and marriage. After, Lauren Morelli made her sexuality discovery. During that time, Lauren Morelli was still married and created headlines for dating. 

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley officially started dating in 2014 after the divorce from her husband. And in 2015, the couple went on a trip to Thailand together. The Thailand trip assists them in discovering more about each other. As well as to explore their emotions in-depth. 

Through the trip, Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley figured out that there were totally different personalities. Where Lauren Morelli is a neurotic, and Samira has more of a laid-back personality. Along with these, couples figure out how much they love each other and want to spend the rest of life together.

In an interview with Out magazine in 2016, Samira Wiley stated,

” I would rather have the worst day with Lauren than the best day with someone else.”

So, in 2016, Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley got engaged. Lauren Morelli proposed Samira Wiley right before a planned weekend at a Palm Springs resort. Samira Wiley announced their engagement to the fans on 4 October 2016. She posted a photo of her with a diamond ring and Lauren Morelli in an Instagram post.

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Samira Wiley shared the details of the engagement with Out magazine in 2016. Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley were getting ready for the holidays. When Lauren Morelli suddenly asked Samira Wiley to sit on the couch and suddenly started dancing together. Then Lauren Morelli pulled a ring out from behind the couch to propose

When Did Lauren And Samira Get Married?

Lauren Morelli was married to ex-husband Stephen Basilone. Ex-couples were married for two years. Lauren Morelli filed for divorce after she discovered about her sexuality in September 2014. And she wrote an essay about it for Mic in 2014.

Lauren Morelli is currently married to 34 years old Samira Wiley. The couple tied the knot in 2017. They married after dating less than a year. The couple tied the knot on 25 March 2017. The lavish and romantic wedding was held in Palm Springs, California.

Samira Wiley’s parents officiated the wedding ceremony. While Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley were wearing matching custom gowns by Christian Siriano. 

Lauren Morelli wore a sleek jumpsuit adorned with a cape and high, lacy neckline. And Samira Wiley wore a ball gown with a beautiful off-the-shoulder neckline. The wedding ceremony was planned and managed by Beth Helmstetter.

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Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley walked along a spiral aisle arm in arm sans bouquets. Fellow actor Danielle Brooks sang Bareilles’s “I Choose You.” And ended the ceremony with a shower of colorful streamers.

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley had a weekend-long private celebration at Colony 29, Palm Springs, with 94 guests. At an outdoor venue in Palm Springs with close friends and family.

Lauren Morelli wore a diamond engagement ring. Which afterward was replaced with a ring of rainbow sapphires. Whereas Samira Wiley wore a diamond solitaire. The couple wore Sophia Webster’s shoes. Samira wore silver sandals, and Lauren wore white satin pumps with “Wifey for Lifey” written on the soles.

The theme of the celebration was confetti, and the couple wore custom-designed bridal looks by Christian Siriano. And wedding celebration was served with a Funfetti wedding cake, and the couple first danced with a blast of confetti. And a round of Champagne Jell-O shots topped with edible confetti-inspired glitter. 

For the extraordinary event of Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley, Photographer Anny Ross was hired. While for music, ‘This Is How We Do It‘ was played for the ceremony. And for a couple of entries in the reception, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” was played.

For the table settings, dining was decorated with flower garlands and citrus fruits. That gave perfect Palm Springs vibes. And twinkling lights, mismatched glassware, black and white dishes, and white and gold flatware added to the nontraditional look. The weekend-long ceremony was a mixture of traditional and non-traditional.

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley honeymooned in Italy.

In late June 2019, Lauren shared her first-time sex with a woman (with Samira Wiley) in an interview. She gave the information about first-time sex with Wiley to ‘Vulture.’

Does Lauren Morelli Have A Baby?

Lauren Morelli and actress Samira Wiley are currently enjoying their motherhood. Lauren Morelli gave birth to a baby girl on 11 April 2021. The couple shared this good news with fans only on 10 May 2021 via an Instagram post with an adorable photograph of their daughter.

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Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley named their baby girl George Elizabeth.

However, Samira Wiley hinted at the family extension in June 2019. Samira Wiley gave a clue during her appearance at the 2019 Tony Awards.

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley kept the pregnancy a secret. Though Samira Wiley posted a selfie on Instagram in March 2021 with a caption,

 ‘I have a secret’.

And it didn’t go well with her wife, Lauren Morelli, and she got into trouble. However, the secret Wiley was referring to was the latest season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ instead of the baby.

Samira Wiley got in trouble because of the post with her wife, Lauren Morelli. She has to do damage control with one more post with a video of The Handmaid’s Tale. However, it didn’t stop the fans from guessing and congratulating the baby.

How Much Net Worth Does Lauren Morelli Have?

Lauren Morelli has an estimated net worth of around $4 million.

Lauren Morelli started her career as a dancer. At that time, she was still studying dance at Manhattan College. However, due to her back injury, she has to give up on her dance career. And with her professor’s encouragement, she started writing short stories and small blog pieces. 

Lauren Morelli started her professional writing in 2013. She began as a staff writer for Netflix’s show ‘Orange was the New Black’ in 2013. She also served for ‘Hum’ in 2017 and ‘Tales of the City’ in 2019. To which she is well recognized.

Then, Lauren Morelli served as the lead writer for two episodes of the series WAC- Pack’ and ‘Tall Men with Feelings.’ 

Lauren Morelli is also has playwright. Her short play ‘Roach & Rat’ was featured in Lesser America’s ‘Just Right Just Now’ production in New York.

Nomination & Awards

In 2014, Lauren Morelli was nominated for awards of two categories. At Online Film and Television Association’s award for the ‘Best Writing in a Comedy Series category. And ‘Comedy Series’ category for ‘Orange is the New Black‘ at Writers Guild of America’s award.

In 2015, she was once again nominated for ‘Orange is the New Black.’ At Writers Guild of America’s award for the ‘New Series’ category.