#155 – Episode 155 – Sex and Love Addiction with Brianne Davis


In this frank and open interview, Brianne Davis discusses her recovery from sex and love addiction, the ‘”secret” addiction that often gets dismissed or laughed at. Brianne explains how she felt and what her recovery looks like and how she now helps other people recover.

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Sex and love addiction is a lot more common than you think.

Brianne Davis has over a decade of recovery and in that time, she’s seen just how much the world of sex and love addicts anonymous is centered around “don’t talk about it.”

Seeing so many people struggling with their addiction and the stigma surrounding it, even in recovery communities, she decided to speak out. That’s where Secret Life started.

Brianne Davis is the writer of Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, host of the Secret Life podcast, and a successful actress. In a conversation you don’t hear a lot, Brianne speaks very frankly, about her sex and love addiction, the deadliness of it, and how she recovered.

While Brianne didn’t struggle with a substance use disorder, for many of us, sex and love addiction crops up as a result of not doing the deeper work of sobriety.

While recovering from a substance, we end up transferring that behavior elsewhere. That’s what happened to me.

I’m so happy to have Brianne on the show today to share her experiences and bring attention to this addiction which just isn’t taken seriously by people, despite the fact that it causes the same amount of pain, anguish, and misery as any substance addiction.


About Brianne Davis

From bringing compelling characters to life on screen as an actor, calling the shots behind the scenes as a director and producer, lending her thoughts and opinions to the podcast airwaves, and even penning her debut literary work, Brianne Davis has emerged in the entertainment industry as a powerhouse female creative in 2021.

In film and television, Brianne most recently starred on the History Channel’s “Six” (2016-18). The ambitious drama followed Navy SEAL Team Six, whose mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working as a jihadist fighter with the terrorists. Brianne was a scene-stealer as “Lena,” a teacher and wife of lead SEAL Team Six commander “Joe Graves” (Barry Sloane). Additional TV credits include: Netflix/FOX’s “Lucifer,” Hulu’s “Casual,” FOX’s “Rosewood,” HBO’s “True Blood,” and CBS’ “The Mentalist.”

Brianne’s first break in the business came with a small speaking role in the film “Remember the Titans” opposite Denzel Washington, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, and Kate Bosworth. From there, Brianne went on to book a role on the hit television show, “Dawson’s Creek” (CW) and once graduating from high school, she made the decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Brianne’s first lead role in film came in 2005 with the blockbuster hit “Jarhead” where she starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She also starred in the horror film “Prom Night,” alongside Brittany Snow, Kellan Lutz, and Idris Elba.

Thriving behind the camera, as much as in front, under her production company Give & Take Productions Brianne has produced three films, while also directing “The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story,” and “Deadly Signal.”

With over a decade of recovery as a sex and love addict, Brianne is the host of the popular mental health podcast “Secret Life.” The podcast launched in August 2020 and features inspiring true confessions from an eclectic group of guests, unpacking a plethora of taboo topics. Brianne’s latest venture in the “Secret Life” brand is her debut novel, “Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict” which was released on February 12, 2021, and instantly hit the best-sellers list on Amazon for times. She is currently in rewrites for the follow-up novel of the Secret Life series.
Brianne currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her husband Mark Gantt and son, Davis.

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