Surprise! Samira Wiley decided to honor her first Mother’s Day by announcing that she and her wife, Lauren Morelli, had welcomed a baby girl.
“Happy 1st Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today after laboring for almost 3 days gave birth to our first child—our gorgeous daughter, George.💜” the 34-year-old “Handmaid’s Tale” star captioned a sweet shot of herself and Morelli, 38, each holding one of the newborn’s hands.
The couple had not publicly revealed that Morelli was pregnant prior to baby George’s arrival. Sharing that George’s birthday is April 11 and that her middle name is Elizabeth, Wiley also added, “Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother’s Day two ladies could ask for.”
Morelli shared the same picture, adding, “4 weeks ago today, our daughter came into the world and changed everything. We are so happy, so grateful, and so tired. George Elizabeth, 4.11.21 ❤️”
Wiley and Morelli have had starting a family on the brain for a long time. Back in 2018, Wiley spoke with ET about expanding their family after what was then one year of marriage.
“Yeah, we think about that!” Wiley told ET at the time. “We are so happy, so in love.”
The couple met on the set of “Orange Is the New Black” where Morelli served as a writer and Wiley played Poussey Washington. In 2014, Morelli came out as gay in an essay, sharing that she came to the realization working on the Netflix prison drama and later divorced her husband at the time. Wiley and Morelli tied the knot in 2017.