Netflix 'Sex/Life': Who is Sarah Shahi's ex-husband? Star now dating co-star Adam Demos
Sarah Shahi's divorce from Steve Howey was finalized earlier this year and she is currently dating Adam Demos
The female protagonist of Netflix's 'Sex/Life' Sarah Shahi is making headlines not only by her sizzling performance on the show but also by the fact that she is dating her co-star from the same show, Adam Demos, in real life. However, Demos is not her first romantic partner.
In fact, she was married to actor Steve Howey for 11 years. The two met when Shahi guest-starred on an episode of his show 'Reba' in 2004. They wed in Las Vegas in February 2009 after a nearly two-year engagement. The exes share three kids — William Wolf, who was born in July 2009, and twins Violet Moon and Knox Blue, who they welcomed in 2015. In 2020, US Weekly reported that Howey and Shahi split. She filed for divorce in May 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. April 14 was listed as their date of separation. Earlier this year, their divorce was finalized.
"After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage,” the pair said in a joint statement in June 2020. “We are so grateful for the past 10 years together and proud of our children that we’ve raised. As we enter into this new phase of our lives, our priority will remain co-parenting our children with so much love, mutual respect and friendship. And though our relationship is changing, we are committed to continuing our lives as a loving family.” The 'Shameless' actor and 'Person of Interest' actress share joint legal custody of their three children according to court documents obtained by the outlet. Neither of them pays child support, and the exes kept all of their personal possessions.
Who is Steve Howey?
Steve Howey is an American film and television actor who is best known for his roles as Van Montgomery on The WB/CW television series 'Reba,' and Kevin Ball on the Showtime series 'Shameless.' Howey has also appeared in the films 'Supercross,' 'DOA: Dead or Alive,' 'Bride Wars,' 'Game Over, Man!,' and 'Something Borrowed.' He is of Scottish descent. Howey moved from Texas to Denver, Colorado, while in high school, and later attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, for two years on a basketball scholarship.
Howey has previously described how he and Shahi managed to stay close amid their various responsibilities as parents. "It can be overwhelming," the actor told People Magazine in 2016. "But Sarah and I work really hard now to schedule workout time together. Or we'll run to the kitchen and do a tequila shot really fast — just do something together. Then it's right back into the playroom or changing a diaper."
Sarah Shahi dating Adam Demos?
There was instant chemistry between Shahi and Demos after they met for the first time on Netflix's show 'Sex/Life' which revolves around the character of mother-of-two Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi), who fantasizes about her sexual exploits with her ex-boyfriend, Brad (Adam Demos) while trying to carry out the responsibilities of a devoted wife.
Shahi told People Magazine that she was very attracted to Demos as soon as they met. "I said, 'Well, that's a tall drink of water.' When I first met Adam, I was really blown away with him," she said. "We met in the makeup trailer and we just got on instantly. We had the exact same taste in music. We had the same taste in whiskey and tequilas and I was really blown away by him just as a person and all I knew was that I wanted more."
In an interview with Oprah Daily, Shahi also shared a sweet moment from the show's table read, which occurred in early 2020. "I remember I was sitting between Mike [Vogel] and Adam. I was cold, so Adam gave me his jacket, something to put my hands in," she says. "We all had instant chemistry. From the moment we said hello to each other, there was a warmth."
Shahi also wrote an even more heartfelt message on Instagram in honor of Demos' birthday in May this year. "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," she wrote, alongside a goofy picture of them together.