Are Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos dating in real life? Get the scoop on the Sex/Life couple

Looks like Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos are pretty convincing actors...

Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos in episode 101 of SEX/LIFE
(Image credit: AMANDA MATLOVICH/NETFLIX)

They say life imitates art: Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos rekindle a fictional romance in Sex/Life, but off-camera, the Netflix stars are more head-over-heels than their characters.

And, aside from that, ahem, big Adam Demos shower scene, their offscreen relationship is becoming one of the most talked-about things to come out of the Netflix hit. Here's all the scoop on the co-stars-turned-couple.

Are Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos together IRL?

Their fictional relationship might be messy—as Sarah's Billie reignites an old flame with Adam's Brad during marital ups and downs—but it's smooth sailing for these two when it comes to their real-life romance.

Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos met on the set of the steamy Netflix series in 2020 and have since realized they're meant to be more than co-stars. In the midst of a divorce while the script fell into her lap, Shahi accepted the role without realizing that her world was about to be turned upside down...in the best way possible. 

"This show was more than just another gig," the actress wrote on Instagram. "It changed the direction of my life. It unleashed parts of my heart I had hidden for so long. It helped me find my truth. I was broken open. Finally."

Ahead of the June premiere—before the sexy show caught everyone's attention—Shahi took to Instagram to show the world just how much Demos means to her. Fans only grew more excited about these two once they binged the show and caught wind of her Instagram account.

"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," she wrote. "But I do know I met my soulmate."

Though not as wordy, Adam Demos is equally as lovey-dovey on Instagram, showing off many a couple photo with his newfound love. Naturally, fans are all in favor of this behind-the-scenes peek of the two—especially as they anxiously await the confirmation of Sex/Life season two. 

Are Billie and Brad based on real characters?

It's incredibly funny how this all worked out: Billie is, in fact, based on author BB Easton (with some fictionalized liberties). The school psychologist and former wild child was adjusting to her role as a new mom when she began reading late at night in between feedings. Her first romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, inspired the school psychologist to write her own stories about the bad boys she loved before...and her husband found all of her naughty scribblings. (Similar to Billie's story in Sex/Life!) 

But thankfully, this worked out in everyone's favor: her writing ultimately resulted in a 2016 memoir 44 Chapters About 4 Men, a.k.a. the literary inspiration for Sex/Life. At this point, life and art are so heavily intertwined in this story, we're not exactly what's fact or fiction.

44 Chapters About 4 Men

44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton | $15

A school psychologist adjusts to life as a wife and new mom by keeping a sexy journal of her past love lives. But what exactly happens when her husband finds out about her new creative endeavors? 

While you're waiting for the next chapter in Billie and Brad's romance (aren't we all?), be sure to catch up with other steamy shows in the meantime (we're personally all for Love Island). Perhaps Billie and Brad—er, we mean Sarah and Adam—will give fans the scoop on what's happening next, both on and off camera.

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.