Love is in the air at Litchfield — and not just on screen, apparently.
Back in May, Morelli published a coming-out column on Mic.com, writing that she realized she was a lesbian in 2012, shortly after she was hired to write for the show. "While it certainly would have been disorienting to begin to question my sexuality after three decades of knowing myself, it was particularly blinding because I'd gotten married only a few months before," she wrote. "It's now a punch in the gut every time I have to say, 'I'm getting divorced because I'm gay.'"
TMZ reports that Morelli and her husband, Steve Basilone, have jointly filed for divorce and that the split is amicable. There are numerous photos of Morelli and Wiley, who plays Poussey on the Netflix series, holding hands together at last month's Emmy Awards. While neither has confirmed the relationship publicly, Morelli posted a picture on Instagram of the two of them heading to the ceremony together.
Though she didn't mention her romance with Wiley specifically in her original column, Morelli did hint that she was involved with someone involved with the show. "I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen," she wrote.
In April, Morelli posted a picture of Wiley kissing her on Instagram with the caption, "Happy birthday to this lovely lady."