"Orange Is the New Black" star Taylor Schilling publicly revealed over Pride weekend that she's dating musical and visual artist Emily Ritz.
The news came via a sweet message shared on the women's Instagram accounts. On June 28, Taylor included a picture on her Instagram Stories that was previously posted by Emily. The actress and the artist are seen embracing in a photo over which Emily wrote, "I couldn't be more proud to be by your side @tayjschilling Happy Pride!" She also added two pink hearts and a rainbow emoji.
Fan accounts including @oitnbnl1 later shared the sweet post on Instagram.
Though there's been a lot of speculation about the actress's sexual identity in large part because her "OITNB" character, Piper Chapman, is bisexual, Taylor has long been private about her dating life.
"I think it's pretty invasive," she told The Evening Standard's ES Magazine in 2017 of being asked about it. "I've had very serious relationships with lots of people, and I'm a very expansive human. There's no part of me that can be put under a label. I really don't fit into a box — that's too reductive."
ES Magazine noted that Taylor had previously been romantically linked to "Portlandia" writer-comedian and rock star Carrie Brownstein but said in the interview that she was single at the time. "I'm working all the time — I don't really have anything else going on," Taylor explained. "But I've had wonderful relationships. I've had a lot of love, and I don't have any qualms about where it comes from.'
Just Jared noted that Taylor and Emily reportedly met through mutual friends and saw their relationship turn more romantic in late 2019.