Mara Brock Akil on bringing her real-life love story to TV in Love Is___

“How have you been able to find love, maintain love, thrive in your business and individual dreams, and build a family?” Those are queries Mara Brock Akil, 49, and her husband, Salim Akil, 54, have heard for years. Now the power couple behind Being Mary Jane and Black Lightning are providing “an honest answer to a sincere question” by pulling back the curtain on their 20-year love story with the new drama Love Is___.

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