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Orange is the New Black stars Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver are dating in real life

Nick Duffy July 30, 2018

Orange Is the New Black

Two of the stars of Orange is the New Black Season Six have revealed they are dating in real life.

Vicci Martinez, who joined the OITNB cast this season as enforcer Daddy, has a romantic arc on the show with fan favourite Daya (Dascha Polanco).

But the singer-turned-actor found on-set love with a different star – Emily Tarver, who plays Correction Officer Artesian McCullough.

Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver

Fans noticed prior to season six that the pair are all over each-other’s social media accounts, and they even have a band together.

Martinez confirmed to the News Tribune, saying: “We are super in love… and we have a music group together. I’ve started to do music again. She’s fulfilling my fantasy of doing duets together.”

Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver

It’s far from the first real-life romance to be born out of the show.

Samira Wiley, who played the sadly-departed fan favourite Poussey, tied the knot last year with one of the show’s writers, Lauren Morelli.

samira wiley and lauren morelli
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli

Morelli spoke about how her own personal journey mirrors that of the show’s protagonist Piper – only realising she is gay while working on OITNB, divorcing her husband, and finding love with one of the show’s inmates.

They married on March 25, 2017 in Palm Springs, California, in a ceremony attended by many people attended by many of the OITNB cast, before honeymooning together in Disneyland.

But no pressure, Vicci and Emily.

Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver

The sixth season of the show debuted on Netflix on July 27.

The ‘soft reboot’ season surprised fans by ditching a large number of long-running cast members, including several fan favourites.

Click here to read our review.

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