Good news — or no, actually beautiful, adorable, precious, life-affirming news.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli are now married!
Lauren is a writer for Orange is the New Black, and Samira, of course, played the beloved character Poussey.
The Instagram page for Martha Stewart Weddings first shared that stunning photo from the wedding — seriously, so beautiful — but Samira and Lauren both reposted the image.
“About last night …” Samira hashtagged hers, while Lauren wrote “Wifeys for lifey.”
Are you dying yet? Just wait.
Both brides wore custom Christian Siriano pieces, with Samira going with a classic gown and Lauren choosing that amazing caped jumpsuit.
The wedding took place in Palm Springs, the same place Lauren proposed last October.
And then, if you can even imagine, the couple made their grand entrance at the reception to the classic Justin Bieber hit, “Baby.”
It all sounds so lovely, right? Lovely and fun and a beautiful little piece of happiness amidst all the overwhelming sadness happening in the world right now.
Samira and Lauren began dating in 2014, shortly after Lauren filed for divorce from her husband of two years.
She explained what happened with her first marriage in a powerful essay she wrote for Mic in May of 2014 titled “While Writing for ‘Orange is the New Black,’ I Realized I Am Gay.”
Lauren wrote that she began questioning her sexuality just a few months after marrying her husband.
“Five months after my wedding,” she recalled, “I flew to New York to start production on my first episode of Orange, and from that moment my life fell into a parallel rhythm with Piper’s story in a way that went from interesting to terrifying in a matter of months.”
She’s referring to Piper, the main character of Orange is the New Black, who goes to prison engaged to a man but ends up reuniting with an old girlfriend.
“I was so deep in my own self-doubt that I constantly felt like a fraud,” Lauren wrote. “I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not?”
“I was married to a man, but I wasn’t straight.”
She realized she was gay during one of her first days on set. Afterwards, she tried googling “How do you know if you’re a lesbian?”, she tried to figure out if it was her birth control, and she actually became suicidal.
From the time of her realization to the time of her writing the essay, things had gotten a lot better. She seems to have an amicable relationship with her now ex-husband, and she admitted that she “fell in love with a woman on set.”
Now we know who that woman is, and it’s clear that they’re extraordinarily happy together.
And don’t you just love happy endings?