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Samir And Samer Akel Bio, Age, Job, Ethnicity, Twin Love

Samir and Samer Akel are appearing on Prime’s Twin Love to find the love of their lives. They are tired of gold diggers and are in search for genuine connections.

“Twin Love is a social dating experiment that explores the love lives of identical twins. Ten sets of twins will be split up and placed into two houses, creating identical casts, where they’ll begin a unique and compelling search for love,” the official synopsis read. “With double the fun and drama, the series will discover if their inherent similarities extend to their romantic desires. When separated from their twin brothers and sisters—some for the first time ever—will they pursue identical partners? Or will their choices be dramatically different?”

The featured twins will have to find out if their similarities translate to their romantic choices or how different they will be because of the show’s unusual style. The hosts of Twin Love, which is based on a model developed by ITV Studios Netherlands, are Brie and Nikki Garcia, better known as the Bella twins from Total Bellas and WWE.

The show premiered on 17 November 2023.

Read all about the Akel twins here.

Samir And Samer Akel On Prime’s Twin Love

Samir and Samer Akel appeared on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Nov. 18, 2023, to share their experience of being on the show. Samir shared that Prime’ Twin Love was a unique experience that they’ve been through. Samer said that it was a fun experience as they had not been surrounded by that many twins in their lives.

Samer added that it wasn’t easy but they definitely had fun during the process.

His twin Samir added that he never thought that they would be separated like that and they were missing each other. When asked if they were looking for the same thing in their future partner, Samir said “99%” whereas Samer added that the 1% is the personality trait that might differ between their choices. However, they chose not to elaborate much regarding confidentiality.

Prior to the show’s debut, Samir and Samer announced, “The Habibi Twins would love to invite our friends and family to join us on our watch party for the first episode of the TWIN LOVE series at Amazon Prime, come and join us at crave cafe, west hills location. Make sure to watch it on @primevideo @amazonfreevee.”

Samir And Samer Akel Age

Born in 1990, Samir and Samer Akel are 33 years old as of 2023. They are the oldest cast members in the show.

What Is Samir And Samer Akel Ethnicity?

Samir and Samer Akel are first-generation Syrian Americans by ethnicity.

“We had a good life back home,” Samer told LA Downtown News. They described that they were “spoiled” before the war. Their father is a business owner in Syria, running multiple restaurants, a nightclub, and an apartment building.

“When ISIS began getting into the conflict, you either switch your religion to be like them or you need to pay them money. If they know that your family has money and you support the government, the Syrian government, you’re going to die,” Samer said about his family’s situation in 2012.

“My dad at that time went to Dubai for a business trip, and he got a phone call from somebody saying, ‘We know your kids are in Damascus right now. Either you pay us money, or we’ll give you their heads,’” Samer added.

Samer and Samir were in Damascus at the time of the phone call. “That’s when my dad called us that day and he said, ‘Go back home. Wait for me to get back to Syria.’ He literally got back to Syria and just bought us tickets to America.”

Originally intended to be a one-month stay in the United States for the brothers using their tourism visa, “that one month became 10 years,” Samer said. ISIS bombed their family home a year later, in 2013, and their father’s local businesses were seized.

“In the beginning, when we moved out here, I lost one of my best friends that ISIS killed,” Samer said. “I lost my two grandmas while I was here. That all happened in the first year of being in America.” With their father’s help, Samer and Samir obtained their Social Security and work permits and found an apartment in Woodland Hills.

Samir and Samer also have a sister named Sara Akel. Their dad is likely named Adel Akel who is 68 years old.

Samir And Samer Akel Job

Moving to details regarding their jobs, Samir and Samer Akel are business owners. One of their business Crave Café is a swanky hybrid of culinary trends that might best be described as the area’s go-to spot for “24-hour brunch.”

The business self-billed as “the ideal coffee house for fun, reflection, and a delicious meal. They specialize in healthy delicious meals such as Omelets, Crepes, Pancake, Waffle, French Toast, to Salads, Panini’s.”

Why do they get into owning restaurants? The hospitality business has been their family trade. The first business they owned was a Deli in Downtown Los Angeles.

Moreover, the Akel brothers told ParkBench, “We grew up in the restaurant business. Our family started in the restaurant business approximately 30 years ago, back home. So, we were raised in it.  We have different kinds of restaurants here and back home, some American food and some Middle Eastern food. Since we grew up in the hospitality business, we found we enjoyed hosting and taking care of people, which prompted us to open a club back home as well.”

Talking about the most challenging part of owning a restaurant, the Akel brothers elaborated, “Keeping the customers satisfied. Because you know everyone’s got an opinion about your service.  Everyone is happy or not happy about it. We start by keeping our prices reasonable and the amount of food we serve. Our portions are BIG. They’re big for the price we sell it for.”

  • Samir Akel Job

Samir Akel has been the co-owner of Crave Café, West Hills since 2020. He also started Orleans & York in 2015 which he is currently operating. Moreover, he is also the owner of Al Ball La Mood located in Tartus, Syria since 2009.

Samir studied Marketing at the University of Kalamoon and graduated in 2007.

  • Samer Akel Job

Samer Akel has shared on Facebook that he is an owner-operator at Pita Kitchen. He also co-owns Crave Sushi- Ventura Boulevard. Furthermore, Samer co-owns Orleans & York, Al Ball La Mood, and Pita Kitchen.

Samir And Samer Akel Height

Samir and Samer Akel stand tall above the height of 6 feet.

Related FAQs

  • Where Are Samir And Samer Akel From?

In 2012, Samer and Samir Akel left Syria for the United States as the number of confirmed deaths from the ongoing fighting and revolution in the area rose to over 350,209. They have been residing in Los Angeles, California now.

  • When Is Samir And Samer Akel Birthday?

Samir and Samer Akel celebrated their birthday in January.

  • Are Samir And Samer Akel On Instagram?

Samir and Samer Akel both are available on Instagram (@samir_akel and @samerakel).

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