NCIS: LA Star Daniela Ruah And Husband David Paul Olsen Both Dated “Awful People” Before Being Set Up By His Brother And Her Colleague

Date September 11, 2019 16:30

NCIS: Los Angeles characters Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks are finally married. After a long wait, the TV couple tied the knot surrounded by all your NCIS: LA favorites. One question you might have is whether Kensi and Deeks are married in real life. The answer is no! Yes, Daniela and her co-star, Eric Christian Olsen (he plays Deeks) are related in real life more than you could imagine.

Ruath and Olsen love story

The actress in real life she has an equally compelling love story with Eric's brother who actually became her husband, David Paul Olsen.

Ruah and Olsen went on their first date in the February of 2011, Eric revealed in an interview on The Queen Latifah Show. At the time, he said that his brother and his co-star were both dating "awful" people, and he hated to see it.

He felt that neither of them were able to be themselves, so he decided to try and get them together. Thankfully, his brother was his stunt double, so he had the perfect place to introduce them.

“When they got together, because [David] came on to do stunts, I would say something nice about her to him and then say something to him about her,” he said in the 2014 interview. “That was enough to kinda get them started in conversation and it became this wonderful relationship.”

Eric's reaction

Eric's scheme worked out better than he could have hoped, as he was soon blessed with a nephew from the couple. In the interview, he patted himself on the back for his match-making success.

“Now two of my favorite people just had a third,”

- he said.

They are now a family of four, having welcomed a daughter, Sierra a few years after their wedding. River is now 6 years old, while Sierra is 3. The family is a fan favorite with their Instagram group photos.

The family is still close with Eric as well, and his wife Sarah Wright Olsen.

The in-laws have two children the same age as River and Sierra as well, so it looks like they will be intertwined for years to come, both on-screen and off.