Samira Wiley And Lauren Morelli Welcome A Baby Girl, George Elizabeth

Written by on May 10, 2021

Samira Wiley celebrated Mom’s Day by asserting that she and her spouse, Lauren Morelli, had turn out to be first-time mothers. 

The Emmy-winning “Handmaid’s Story” actor launched followers to her daughter, George Elizabeth, on Instagram early Monday. Within the caption accompanying the lovely photograph, she famous that Morelli ― whose being pregnant had been saved underneath wraps from the media ― had been in labor for 3 days earlier than delivering the newborn April 11. 

“Welcome to the world, babygirl,” she wrote within the submit. “We love you and we thanks for giving us the most effective 1st Mom’s Day two girls might ask for.” 

Wiley and Morelli, a screenwriter whose credit embrace “Orange Is the New Black” and “Tales of the Metropolis,” married in 2017. The pair met 5 years earlier on the set of “OITNB,” by which Wiley starred as Poussey Washington. 

In 2014, Morelli introduced in a Mic essay that she was homosexual, explaining that her work on “OITNB” had made her decided to dwell authentically. “I went via all of it on set: I fell in love with a girl, and I watched my life play out on display,” she wrote on the time. “And now, as we’re gearing up for the discharge of season 2, it feels liberating and acceptable to dwell my life in entrance of you.” 

That very same 12 months, she filed for divorce from her then-husband, Steve Basilone. 

Despite the shock announcement, Wiley had beforehand hinted in interviews that the couple was keen to start out a household. 

“Yeah, we take into consideration that,” she informed Leisure Tonight in 2018. “We’re so joyful and so in love.” 


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