Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling has always kept her love life private; that is, until Pride weekend where she shared a snap with new girlfriend Emily Ritz.

Pride was celebrated around the world over the weekend of June 27th, 2020. From parties to social media posts, people found their own ways of celebrating and honouring the LGTBQ+ community and history.

Emily Ritz finally confirmed her relationship with the OITNB actress on Instagram, which left many people wanting to know more about Emily.

So, find out about the visual artist here and her relationship with Taylor Schilling here.

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Who is Emily Ritz?

Emily Ritz is a musician and multidisciplinary artist originally from Hudson, New York.

Emily began her career touring as a musician in California for over a decade. She started out in bands Yesway and Honeycomb before moving back home to New York and releasing her solo record in 2018.

While her career as a musician was ongoing, Emily also pursued a degree in the arts. She graduated with high distinction from California College of the Arts in 2011.

Emily also struggles with Lyme-related arthritis, which at points has left her completely disabled. Much of her art and music is inspired by her health and pain.

Emily Ritz and Taylor Schilling

Emily reportedly met Taylor last year through mutual friends but it wasn’t until late 2019 that things turned romantic for the couple.

On Sunday, June 28th, Emily posted a picture of her and Taylor to her Instagram Stories. This included the caption:

“I couldn’t be more proud to be by your side @tayjschilling, Happy Pride!”

Taylor then reposted Emily’s Story to her own Instagram, confirming the relationship to all her fans.

Screenshot: Instagram @lumpland 28/06/2020 – https://www.instagram.com/lumpland/

Follow Emily Ritz on Instagram

To check out more about the creative and see some of her work in action, you can follow Emily on Instagram.

Emily Ritz currently has over 6,900 followers. This is in contrast to her girlfriend Taylor who has amassed over 2.6 million followers. We’re sure Emily’s numbers will rise soon enough!

Follow Emily under the handle @lumpland.

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