‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Eric Christian Olsen’s Wife on the Show is His Real Life Sister-In-Law

by Halle Ames

One of the odder duos you will learn about today is NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen’s wife on the show is actually his sister-in-law.

I’m sure that makes family events a bit weirder.

So let me break this down. Eric Christian Olsen, who plays Marty Deeks on NCIS: Los Angeles, is married to Kensi Blye. Blye is played by Daniela Ruah. Ruah is married to Olsen’s brother, David Paul Olsen. In conclusion, the two are lovers on the show and family in real life.


The Family Dynamic

According to IMDb, David Paul Olsen is a former Navy SEAL and now works as a stunt double on the CBS drama for his brother. Look at that. It all comes full circle.

Together, David Olsen and Ruah have two children, River Isaac Ruah Olsen, and Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen. The two have been married since 2014.

On the other hand, younger brother Eric Christian Olsen is married to Sarah Wright. The couple has been married since 2012. Eric and Sarah have three children, Esme Oliva, Winter Story, Wyatt Oliver.

NCIS Stars Joke ‘Can’t Get Enough’ of One Another

For the past 12 seasons, the drama on NCIS: Los Angeles is nothing to overlook. One of the stranger dynamics comes from the leading lady and her husband… or should I say, brother-in-law. The two sat down with ET Canada to talk about their relationship off-screen.

While the two aren’t best friends, Daniela Ruah says the two do everything together, from Christmas to Thanksgiving to summer.

“You know, we can’t get enough,” jokes Ruah.

The NCIS: Los Angeles star opens up to Cassidy Gard on the 2017 red carpet about how the show is a blessing because it is how she met David.

“Due to the show, it’s awesome,” starts Ruah. “Yeah, it’s so exciting. So yeah, I met my husband on set. It’s Eric’s brother. He is [Marty], a lot of you might know. [David] is his stunt double but also brother in real life, and so yeah. Eric was just like, ‘you have to meet my brother because you like guys that are healthy and workout, and he likes brunettes with big shoulders.’ and I was like…’ what? What are you saying?'”

“But it’s great!” continues Ruah. “It’s strong. So yeah, I met my husband on set through Eric and kind of had to chase him around a little bit because he is kind of introverted at first until you get to know him, and then I nailed him. Got him and you know, had two children.”

Hormones. Lots of Hormones.

As for how Daniela Ruah’s children respond to seeing their mother kiss their uncle, Ruah said they are still too young to understand it.

Funny enough, Daniela notes that she was pregnant with David’s kid at the same time Sarah was pregnant with Eric’s. The NCIS actress jokes that she felt sorry for her co-star because he would go home and be with a pregnant woman and go to work and deal with another one.

“He didn’t have a choice besides just stay cool.”