Some people become popular because they’re associated with a celebrity. That’s the case with Sarah Ziolkowska. The Canadian children’s librarian married Nathan Fielder, not knowing he’d be part of one of the best comedy TV shows in a few years.
Even though their union didn’t survive the sudden fame, Ziolkowska has left a long-lasting impression on the fans of the renowned comedian.
Read on to find out more about Sarah Ziolkowska and her publicized marital relationship.
Sarah Ziolkowska’s Early Life and Education
Sarah Ziolkowska has always maintained a low profile, so little is known about her early life and personal information. The only accurate information available about her is that she’s from Canada.
Many sources erroneously claim that she was born on May 12, 1983, which is actually the birthday of her ex-husband Nathan Fielder. She’s thought to be around the same age as he is, though.
As for her education, not much is known about where she attended school as a child. She did, however, enroll at the University of Toronto in 2002 and graduate with a bachelor of applied science degree in psychology in 2007.
That same year, Ziolkowska enrolled in postgraduate studies at Dalhousie University. In 2009, she completed her degree and received a master’s in library and information science.
In 2015, the United Latino Students Association awarded Ziolkowska the Wilson Reading Systems Certificate.
Sarah Ziolkowska’s Career
During her postgraduate studies, Sarah Ziolkowska worked as a teaching assistant at Dalhousie University.
She also interned at the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, where she created information literacy webcasts and provided library support services between 2008 and 2009.
It’s unknown what Ziolkowska did for a living between 2009 and 2012. However, in 2012, she began working as a librarian and reading specialist at Park Century School in Culver City, California, where she has remained since.
Sarah Ziolkowska’s Connection to Nathan Fielder
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The reason Sarah Ziolkowska became well known is due to her marriage to the Canadian comedian, actor, director, and writer Nathan Fielder.
Ziolkowska and Fielder met at a friend’s comedy show in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The couple started dating shortly after and tied the knot in 2011.
In 2013, Fielder co-created and starred in the docu-reality comedy TV show Nathan for You, which became a hit and thrust Fielder—and, by extension, Ziolkowska—into the spotlight.
Still, given both their private natures, Ziolkowska and Fielder kept the details of their relationship hidden from the public eye.
It wasn’t until 2015 that Fielder revealed that he and Ziolkowska had separated in 2014.
Fielder Talking About the Divorce
While Ziolkowska hasn’t spoken publicly about the divorce, Fielder has mentioned the divorce and its impact on his mental health in a few interviews over the years.
Fielder told Bonney Teti from the A.V. Club in 2015, just a year after the divorce, that he and Ziolkowska were amicable despite the divorce being “one of the heaviest [emotional] things.”
Two years later, Fielder revealed in a Rolling Stone interview that the divorce was “tough,” but that he had moved on and was dating someone new.
The last time Fielder opened up about Ziolkowska and their divorce was in a 2022 interview with New York Magazine.
He revealed that because of the divorce, he had “a very jarring experience” in which he lost control of his emotions and broke down in the middle of an important meeting. He began to doubt himself and wonder if he could’ve done things differently.
Nevertheless, over five years later, he’s currently living with someone and is “really happy.”
Sarah Ziolkowska’s Current Life
Ziolkowska, who was thrust into the limelight as a result of her relationship with Fielder, now lives in private. She’s returned to her former quiet life and hasn’t been in the public eye since the divorce.
The only public information about her on the internet is that she resides in Culver City, California, where she currently works.
Social Media Presence
Ziolkowska keeps a low-key, almost non-existent presence on social media. She has a LinkedIn profile where her education and work experience are visible, but she doesn’t appear to be active on the platform.
Apart from that, Ziolkowska isn’t publicly active on any social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. There’s speculation, however, that she has a private Instagram account that only family and close friends have access to.
To Wrap Up
Sarah Ziolkowska and Nathan Fielder met and got married before Fielder’s career took off, thrusting them both into the spotlight. While they didn’t stay married for long, Ziolkowska continues to pique the interest of many curious fans.
Unfortunately, Ziolkowska has always kept her personal life private, and this has continued even after her divorce from Fielder. As such, aside from her higher education and career, little is known about her.