What It's Like to Be Married to Sacha Baron Cohen

Isla Fisher describes it as 'not normal'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 26, 2013 10:02 AM CDT | Updated Mar 26, 2013 10:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – As you probably suspected, a marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen is not the same as your typical, run-of-the-mill union. "It's definitely not a normal relationship," his wife, actress Isla Fisher, tells California Style magazine in an interview picked up by Australia's News Network. "There have been times in the past with the guerrilla style filmmaking of Borat and Bruno where there were surreal conversations: 'How many people are suing us? Are you wanted in any states? Are you alive?'"

The couple met at a party in Sydney in 2002, and wed in 2010. They have two daughters, 5-year-old Olive and 2-year-old Elula. Fisher converted to Judaism after getting married, and says she loves "the focus on family, food, and laughter." As for a possible collaboration with her husband, "I would love to," she says. "But I think we are collaborating on enough: a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old at home. I feel that's the most important collaboration."

Sacha Baron Cohen and his fiance Isla Fisher pose backstage during the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles,  Sunday, June 3, 2007.
Sacha Baron Cohen and his fiance Isla Fisher pose backstage during the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 3, 2007.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Sacha Baron Cohen, left, and Isla Fisher pose in the audience at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013.
Sacha Baron Cohen, left, and Isla Fisher pose in the audience at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actress Isla Fisher, girlfriend of Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen, poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Thursday, June 25, 2009.
Actress Isla Fisher, girlfriend of "Bruno" star Sacha Baron Cohen, poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Thursday, June 25, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
In this film image released by Paramount Pictures, Sacha Baron Cohen, portrays Admiral General Aladeen in a scene from The Dictator.
In this film image released by Paramount Pictures, Sacha Baron Cohen, portrays Admiral General Aladeen in a scene from "The Dictator."   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Melinda Sue Gordon)
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