Samira Wiley's proposal story is too adorable
The real-life relationship between Orange Is The New Black star Samira Wiley and OITNB writer Lauren Morelli has long been #goals. The two fell in love on set, and the rest has been adorable Instagram history, with the two becoming engaged in October.
Now, the story behind the proposal has come out in Out magazine, and it’s as cute as you would think. First, Wiley tells her side of the story:
Of course, Wiley’s crying kind of freaked Morelli out.
The two also discussed the early days of their friendship, back when Morelli was married to a man and was still discovering her queerness while working on Orange Is The New Black.
“I had started questioning my sexuality as a result of being in the writers’ room and talking about all the themes on the show,” Morelli said. “I was still very confused, but I knew the attraction between us felt magnetic.”
And though Poussey’s death on the show in season three was absolutely heartbreaking, it had a silver lining for Wiley and Morelli. “One of the good things about her no longer being on Orange was that she didn’t have to permanently be in New York anymore, so she moved to L.A. to be with me,” Morelli told Out.
It seems Wiley knew she had a good thing going with Morelli from the start. “[She]would always tell me jokingly that she was just trying to get ‘chose,'” Morelli said.
The writer added, “She’d do the dishes, and I’d go, “Oh, thank you, that means a lot to me.” And she’d go, “Just tryna get chose, bae. Just tryna get chose.” So when I proposed, I made that the theme of the proposal: “I choose you.”
BRB, crying forever.