Samira Wiley was spotted for the first time since wife Lauren Morelli welcomed their daughter George
Samira Wiley was first seen since she revealed that her wife Lauren Morelli welcomed a girl a month ago.
The 34-year-old Handmaid’s Tale actress was spotted with a casual figure when she left her home in Los Angeles on Sunday in gray sweatpants and a black T-shirt.
The star surprised the world with the news of the birth of daughter George Elizabeth in an Instagram post last week.
Spotted: Samira Wiley was first seen since her wife Lauren Morelli welcomed a girl a month ago
She combined the relaxed look with a light-colored denim jacket, a navy blue baseball cap and blue Nike sneakers.
Samira hid behind a medical-grade face mask as she greeted a driver who picked her up outside her driveway.
She has been busy with the couple’s newborn girl, who arrived on April 11 and even posted an exhausted-looking selfie to her Instagram on Sunday.
‘Just totally tired,’ she captioned the sweet snap of her carrying her sleeping baby while they lay at home together.
Casual: The 34-year-old Handmaid’s Tale actress was spotted cutting a casual figure as she left her Los Angeles home on Sunday in gray sweatpants and a black T-shirt
‘Tired’: She’s been busy with the couple’s newborn girl, who arrived April 11 and even posted an exhausted-looking selfie to her Instagram on Sunday with the caption: ‘Just totally tired’
She was wearing a white T-shirt and blue hoodie in the picture trying to keep her eyes open for the camera.
Her famous friends were quick to respond to the post, with Evan Rachel Wood writing, “For the rest of your life,” and Holly Robinson Peete adding, “Sleep if they do!”
The Orange Is The New Black performer first made headlines with a moving Mother’s Day post in honor of her wife of four years.
Happy First Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today, after nearly three days of work, gave birth to our first child – our beautiful daughter, George [heart emoji]Samira wrote with her mail.
Reveal: The Orange Is The New Black performer first made the news of the couple with a moving Mother’s Day post in honor of her wife of four years; the pair can be seen here in 2020
Their adorable baby! Happy First Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife who gave birth to our first child four weeks ago today, after nearly three days of work – our beautiful daughter, George [heart emoji]Samira wrote with her mail
Welcome to the world, baby girl. We love you and thank you for giving us the best First Mother’s Day that two ladies can ask for. George Elizabeth 4.11.2021, ‘she added.
Although the couple – who married in 2017 – had not publicly announced Lauren’s pregnancy, Samira admitted in 2018 that they were eager to have children together.
She said, ‘Yes, we are thinking about that! We are so happy, so in love. ‘
Wiley opened up about the inspiration behind their daughter’s name during a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday.
Opening: Wiley spoke about the decision to name her daughter George during her performance on Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Reasoning: While Wiley noted that many of her fans responded with confusion to her naming choice, she said to Kimmel, ‘I just really like the name, I think it’s really cute’
She noted, ‘We need to educate the new generation about this because I wish I had a really deep story to tell people about George because I know people want that, and you have to give people what they want. ‘
Wiley then said bluntly, “I just really like the name, I think it’s really cute.”
She also noted that she had researched the history behind her daughter’s name and learned that it was used for girls over a century ago.
“I tried to do some research, I found out in the 1800s that it was a girl’s name, but people don’t believe me when I say that,” she recalls.
Baby Plans: While the couple – who married in 2017 – had not publicly announced Lauren’s pregnancy, Samira admitted in 2018 that they would like to have children together; seen in November 2019
The Primetime Emmy-winning actress then said that the popular children’s book character’s best friend was named Nancy Drew George, although both she and Kimmel admitted to never reading stories with the detective.
The couple met on the set of Orange Is The New Black, where Lauren worked as a writer and played Samira Poussey Washington.
Although the actress’s 38-year-old husband immediately felt a connection with her future wife, at the time she was married to her husband, Stephen Basilone.
Morelli eventually filed for divorce from her former partner in 2014 and began dating the artist, who raised the question two years into their relationship.
The couple tied the knot in 2017 at a dreamy ceremony in Palm Springs, California.
True love: the couple (seen in 2020) met on the set of Orange Is The New Black, on which Lauren worked as a writer and Samira played Poussey Washington