Orange Is the New Black Star Lea DeLaria Is Engaged
The star says she popped the question to fashion editor Chelsea Fairless after the SAG Awards
Wedding white is the new orange.
“Despite their concerns about the patriarchal confines of marriage, actor / singer Lea DeLaria & editrix Chelsea Fairless of Brooklyn, New York are pleased to announce their engagement,” she posted, alongside a wacky picture of the happy couple Photoshopped with Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.
“No date has been set for the impending nuptials,” she continued, “but it’s safe to say that it will be the event of the season, or a total s— show.”
DeLaria, 56, is known for her role as tough-talking Big Boo on the Netflix hit – and for shutting down hateful subway “preachers” like a boss.
She popped the question back in January after the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where OINTB won outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, she told E! News.
Fittingly, DeLaria was first introduced to Fairless through her costar Emma Myles, who appears as Bible-thumper Leanne, two and a half years ago, she told E!
“Everyone saw how emotional I was at the SAG awards. I was so filled with love,” she explained. “I turned to her at the Netflix party that night and asked her to marry me. We announced it to all of our friends there.”