Chelsea Fairless, Lea DeLaria

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An Orange Is the New Black star is officially off the market!

Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo on the hit TV series, is engaged to her fashion editor girlfriend Chelsea Fairless, her rep confirms to E! News. The 56-year-old actress officially announced the exciting news last night during the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center in NYC.

"We met through Orange. Her dear friend plays Leanne on the show. She introduced us and we've been together ever since. It's been two and a half years," DeLaria tells E! News exclusively. "I proposed to her. Everyone saw how emotional I was at the SAG awards. I was so filled with love. 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."

Orange is the New Black, Lea Delaria


"We've keep it pretty hush-hush ever since," she added. "But I announced it onstage last night at Lincoln Center."

As for wedding planning, DeLaria dished, "We definitely have a few ideas. Sandra Bernhardt will be marrying us. She's a very close friend and she's an officiant. We called her right away. And Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be my best man. We go way back."

"We want to do it in the summer so my entire cast can be there," she added. "But there's not enough time to get everything together for this summer. We're thinking July 2016. We want a nice long, romantic engagement."

Congrats, you two!

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

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