In Netflix’s sultry new series, Sex/Life, Sarah Shahi plays a married mother of two who cannot stop thinking about another lover, played by Adam Demos. And in real life? Shahi and Demos are dating — thanks to their appearance in the series.
On the show, Shahi’s character Billie might be “the most horny character in TV history.” Off the show? Shahi split from her real-life husband, Shameless actor Steve Howey, while filming Sex/Life in 2020, something that drew her to the part in the first place. She told Us Magazine: “I found a lot about Billie that I could relate to. I’m a mother of three incredible children myself and having been in a long-term relationship in the past, I often found myself questioning some of the things that Billie was questioning — her desire for sort of this sexual freedom and liberation that she was feeling. Just that sense of where did that other girl go? It’s like, remember when I used to be fun? Those kinds of questions, like, before the long-term relationship and before the kids.”
She additionally told Vogue Australia: “There was just a part of me that so desperately felt that I was settling, and that I wanted more than what my life was offering, much like Billie. I saw a lot of myself in her.”
Shahi and Howey married in 2009, and share three children: William, 11, and twins Violet and Knox, 6. They finalized their divorce this January.
By Valentine’s Day, she had gone IG official with Demos.
Then on May 22, she elaborated on their offscreen relationship, writing on Instagram: “Not exactly sure how two people on opposite sides of the world could have more in common, were meant to meet, were meant to be together. But I do know I met my soulmate. I do know I found my forever. I do know I’ve never loved deeper, harder, more ferociously. I do know I’m overly grateful for him. I do know I’ve loved him for a thousand lifetimes before and will love him for a thousand lifetimes more. Happy birthday my baby ❤️ @adam_demos”
“You’re welcome” replied Stacy Rukeyser, Sex/Life‘s creator, in the comments.
There you have it, kids: all you need to do to find love is star on a sexy Netflix show. It’s as easy as that!
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