Life imitating art? This might just be the case with Lauren Morelli.
The OITNB head writer filed for divorce from two-year husband Steve Basilone after realizing that she’s gay while working for the show.
“In Piper and Alex, I’d found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like,” she says to Mic.com, referring to the characters played by Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon.
Morelli came out last May, and made her first appearance with actress Samira Wiley just this August.
“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.”
*photos courtesy of Lauren’s Instagram