Meet ‘NCIS’s’ Mark Harmon’s Kids with Co-star Wife of 35 Years Who Sacrificed Fame to Be a Mom

Mark Harmon is one remarkable winner on the big screens and in reality. However, the “NCIS” star would not have had it easy without the support of his excellent partner, Pam Dawber, who gave up her fame to care for their family. Inside the couple’s incredible love tale.

“NCIS” star Mark Harmon was a handsome bachelor who was awarded the sexiest man alive before meeting the notorious series actress Pam Dawber. The pair made fairytale romance a reality with their epic love story.

This did not happen in a day, as their relationship involved a few sacrifices and shared values. Their marriage has lasted for thirty-five years, with two impressive adult sons to show for it.

Harmon and his wife of many years are very private about the details they spew to the public; for them, it has been their saving grace recipe, helping them stay out of the prying eyes of the media.

However, with a love story as old as theirs, they effortlessly make it to the headlines and have been an example to younger generations who intend to record a successful Hollywood marriage.

What appears as a heavenly love spanning nearly four decades began in 1986. Not much is known about their first meeting (they are indeed private), except they met at a party where a mutual friend introduced them.

Whether or not the spark was instantaneous does not matter. The couple has created what appears to be an inseparable bond. It did not take long before the pair became engaged, and Dawber proudly hinted that she was prepared to settle with Mr. Right.

Following news of her engagement, the actress confessed that they are not trying to be secretive but want to conceal their cherished memories without the media’s intrusion.

With their level of privacy, it was not a surprise that the couple was rumored to have broken up before their romance began. Still, the “Mond & Mindy” alum remained adamant about not releasing details of their affair, except that it would be an intimate wedding ceremony.

This decision was also backed by what she witnessed at a friend’s wedding. Dawber and Harmon had double-dated the couple, Julianne and Bruce Springsteen. At their glamorous wedding, the actress revealed that the bride was in tears because of the media’s obsessive intrusion.

Dawber has not been silent on the challenges she overcame as a Hollywood star who chose family over career. The mother of two was a promising actress when she married Harmon, another Hollywood powerhouse, but somehow, she gave up her fame to nurture the family while her husband remained in the spotlight.

During an interview, the mother of two revealed her thoughts on having a successful marriage while in showbiz.

According to her, “I don’t think two people can work all the time in show business and stay married.” In addition, Dawber shared the honest terms of being a mother. She explained,

“I got to do Broadway. I got to do musical theater. I got to do cartoon voices. I did everything you can do in this business, and then I had children and it’s like, ‘I’m not going to chase this fame thing.’”

While staying at home, the mother of two was fully involved in her children’s lives. She decided to live like a noncelebrity and focused on the typical motherhood duties like driving the boys to school, teaching in their art class, and surprising them with sweet treats.

Dawber admitted that it was a different life but she upheld the role in sheer happiness. Taking the back seat from the spotlight also reflected how she operated at home.

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