Orange is the New Black season 5 star Laura Prepon is pregnant, and she and fiancé Ben Foster couldn’t be happier. But will this affect the upcoming season of the show?
The couple has yet to publicly announce the good news. Multiple reports, however, have confirmed that Prepon is expecting her first baby with Foster.
The two were recently spotted attending the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Creative Coalition’s annual Spotlight Awards. People magazine cited a source saying, “Ben seemed really protective and kept very close to Laura the entire night. He was holding on to her arm as they walked in and kept by her side during the dinner …”
In October 2015, Prepon showed off her engagement ring from Foster at the premiere of The Girl on the Train. However, despite the announcement, the couple has remained low-key with their relationship.
Reports from July last year confirmed that the two were an item. However, before rumors of a romance sparked for the couple, Prepon was previously linked to Christopher Masterson. Foster, on the other hand, was most recently linked to House of Cards star Robin Wright.
How Will Prepon’s Pregnancy Affect Her Role in Orange is the New Black Season 5
The 36-year-old actress does not seem to consider leaving OITNB even though she is pregnant. In fact, she is not slowing down. Prepon recently revealed in a post on Instagram that she directed one of the episodes of OITNB.
The next installment of the Jenji Kohan series is expected to focus once again on its lead characters – Piper Chapman and Alex Vause. Prepon portrays Alex in the Netflix series since it debuted in 2013. Alex is among the female inmates at the Litchfield Penitentiary and the love interest of Piper.
Although both Piper and Alex played an important part in season 4, other characters were also showcased in the previous season. One of the highlights of season 4 was the unexpected death of fan-favorite Poussey (Samira Wiley). Viewers were shocked and mourned her death.
Alex’s past also hunted her in season 4. She killed one of the guards at the penitentiary. Piper found out and later learned that Alex has been leaving notes around the prison, revealing the guard’s name.
The two tracked the notes down and was about to burn them. However, their plan was derailed when a protest at prison erupted.
Season 5 is also expected to pick up from season 4 finale cliffhanger. At the conclusion of the previous season, Daya retrieved a guard’s gun and pointed it directly at prison officer Humphrey.
Will Alex and Piper retrieve all the notes in time before someone found it? Orange is the New Black season 5 is coming to Netflix in June 2017.
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