It's Two Engagements At Once For Orange Is the New Black Stars

It's Two Engagements At Once For Orange Is the New Black Stars

One for Laura Prepon, another for Samira Wiley.

By Marianne Garvey

It’s two engagements for stars of Orange Is the New Black! 

Laura Prepon and Ben Foster made their first public appearance as a couple at the premiere of The Girl On The Train premiere Tuesday, where she debuted an engagement ring on her finger. 

There were whispers of a hookup back in July, when they were spotted strolling around New York City together. Laura and Ben have been friends since they were teens, having both worked in Hollywood and running in the same circles. 

Another Orange Is the New Black star, Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on the series, announced she is engaged to Lauren Morelli, a writer and producer on the show. Samira posted the happy news on her Instagram with a smiling selfie with her fiancée. She showed off a ring, captaining it, “Yes."


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Love it when she whisks me away for a weekend...

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The couple began dating in 2014 following Lauren's split from her husband. Lauren came out as gay in 2014 in an Identities.Mic essay.

“I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the [OITNB] set,” she said. 

“It wasn't so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: how uncomfortable I felt around groups of lesbians or how I considered myself (shrug) a 'not very sexual person,'" she said. “When considered alone, these seemed like little quirks that made me me. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right? But on set, these small moments came into sharp relief, and I found myself answering to an endless stream of cast members who peppered me with questions like a gaggle of kindergarteners curious about their new teacher. 'Are you dating anyone?' 'You're married?' 'To a man?' 'But you used to kiss girls?' 'Do you miss it?' I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: 'Holy s--t, am I gay?'"

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