BB Easton discusses her ‘agreement’ with husband Ken
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Netflix comedy-drama Sex/Life, which explores a bored housewife and mother-of-two taking a trip down memory lane with her ex-boyfriend to rediscover her wild side, is the latest series to drop on the streaming service. Now, author BB Easton has detailed what her real-life husband thought of the raunchy novel all about sordid desire and infidelity on ITV’s This Morning on Wednesday.
Sex/Life is created by Stacy Rukeyser, and the novel 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton serves as the inspiration behind the show.
Sarah Shahi stars as bored and set-in-her-ways housewife Billie Connelly, with Mike Vogel portraying her husband, and Adam Demos as her ex-boyfriend.
Billie is a character fed up with her life and sets out to recapture her wild-child youth after her ex-boyfriend reappears in her life.
The show premiered on June 25 and viewers are loving the series despite critics’ intense dislike for the new Netflix show.
Author Easton appeared on This Morning to discuss the inspiration for her book, as well as her husband’s thoughts on her new career path.
After being introduced, Eamonn congratulated her on Sex/Life, saying: “This is amazing, what a success.”
Easton confirmed that one of the four men in her novel is based on her husband Ken, with Eamonn joking: “Thank God Ken gets a look in there.”
The host then asked how Ken feels reading about the other three men in the book, Easton replied: “Ken has not read the book, which is probably why we are still happily married.”
Ruth and Eamonn appeared incredibly surprised by Easton’s revelation, and the author added: “We have an agreement.”
Speaking of her inspiration to write the book, Easton explained: “I was a school psychologist, I had two little kids, a four-month-old and a three-year-old, and my husband had a full-time job.
“We were just in that phase of our lives where you are in the trenches,” she continued.
“There’s a point where you don’t get to be yourself for a while, and you only exist for these other people.”
“At night, when I was nursing, I was reading all of these books to try and stay awake and stumbled upon romance and realised I dated these guys,” the author added.
“I dated a lot of these guys, I could write a lot of these stories without making anything up.
“So I started journaling, stories about my exes, stories about when I was young and free and didn’t have someone attached to me 24/7.”
Easton revealed that she originally intended for the stories to “just be for myself” but writing about her experiences brought her “so much joy”.
“It helped me form a bridge between the existence I was living in to the girl I used to be.”
Ruth understood Easton’s need to recapture her youth, with the author stating that she felt “exhausted” and “disgusting” after having children, which prompted her to revisit the past.
Easton also revealed that her past relationships, before meeting her husband were “fun” but, ultimately, left her “sobbing on the bathroom floor”.
She also revealed that, while her husband hasn’t read her book, he did once read her diary about her exes.
The author joked that she thought she would be getting divorced after he read it, but after she “would write some things in the journal, a couple of days later, Ken would kind of act some of those things out”.
“It really became like this communication tool for us, and helped us to spice things up and to reconnect in a weird way.”
Sex/Life is available to watch on Netflix now.
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