Carrie Fisher Once Told Paul Simon ‘I Don’t Like You Personally’ During an Explosive Fight on Their Honeymoon
In her 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking, Fisher explained how she knew her marriage was in trouble before it officially began.
Carrie Fisher lived with Paul Simon for seven years until they married
Fisher met Simon in the late 1970s. The pair connected for the first time while Fisher was shooting Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. She was also involved in a secret affair with her co-star, Harrison Ford. According to InStyle, Simon was in a relationship with actor Shelly Duvall when he met Fisher. Still, the two of them connected and dated on and off for seven years. Fisher lived with Simon for most of the relationship.
Following a brief engagement to Saturday Night Live star Dan Akroyd, Fisher and Simon got married. The couple’s wedding took place at Simon’s apartment in New York City. Stars like Lorne Michaels, Teri Garr, and Billy Joel. At the wedding, Fisher reflected on the road she and Simon took to get to the altar,” per People.
“Let’s just say we’ve had a stormy romance, and the storm’s finally over,” she said.
Carrie Fisher continued to fight with Paul Simon on their honeymoon
Unfortunately, the good moments between Fisher and Simon wouldn’t last. Shortly after their wedding, Fisher wrote that she and Simon got into an explosive fight. The argument took place while they were on their honeymoon. However, the dispute didn’t last long, as the couple realized they were ridiculous.
“We once had a fight (on our honeymoon) where I said: ‘Not only do I not like you; I don’t like you personally!’ We tried to keep the argument going after that, but we were laughing too hard.”
Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon had ‘something perfect about them’
Fisher and Simon’s fights continued after their honeymoon. The couple disagreed about multiple topics, including Fisher’s substance abuse issues. While the actor admitted to having the problems before she married Simon, she didn’t believe it ended her marriage. In her memoir, she did share that she was too much for Simon to handle in his day-to-day life.
“I was good for material, but when it came to day-to-day living, I was more than he could take,” Fisher wrote.
In December 2016, Fisher died from cardiac arrest. Before she died, Simon released a biography called Homeward Bound. Author Peter Ames Carlin shared in the book that Simon and Fisher had a connection that bonded them for the rest of their lives.
“There had always been something perfect about them when they were getting along the way they huddled together, the way he grounded her, the way she could make him laugh so easily,” Carlin wrote. “And he loved her, with a desperation that could frighten him.”