Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli Got Engaged, Love Is Occasionally Not A Lie

In case you were worried you might have to spend this gorgeous autumn day watching kitten videos and jonesing for animal-shaped macaroni-and-cheese in order to get your Cute Fix, NEVER FEAR. Within the last 25 minutes we have received record numbers of e-mails and messages from Autostraddle Readers that something magical and Certifiably Cute is afoot in the world of Kickass Celebrities You Are Preoccupied With, and that thing is that Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli and actress Samira Wiley are getting married.

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It seems like just yesterday that Samira and Lauren were first captured Officially Lesbianing together, doesn’t it? See how time flies and soars through the sky like a bird in love with another bird? See how we are all just humans with hearts beating still as the world goes round and round, bringing people who openly wear Autostraddle Merch and hang out with Brittani Nichols together in the great embrace of matrimony? My friends, I am not here to tell you that love is not a lie, because it is, but I AM here to tell you that sometimes, for some people, love is in fact not a lie, but simply a glorious thing.

Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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