7 Things To Know About The Real-Life Hollywood Couple Who Are The Inspiraton Behind the Story On OWN's 'Love Is_'

Lauren Porter Jun, 20, 2018

OWN’s series, Love Is__ is our new summer TV obsession and it was all inspired by the true love story of Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband and 19 years, director Salim Akil. 

Not familiar with the Akils? Here are seven things to know about the two Hollywood heavy hitters whose real-life romance will sweep you off of your feet!