Mark Harmon reveals a secret to his marriage 32 years after being named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Mar 19, 2019
02:21 A.M.

At 67, Mark Harmon is still a handsome heartthrob, but his heart belongs only to his lovely wife, Pam.


Back on the cover of People magazine, the dashing NCIS star poses casually dressed and looking as down-to-earth as the day he was named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 1986.


His style echoes his work ethic which the actor explains,

"I come from working stock, and I’m proud of that. You have to get up every day and just try hard. That’s what I still wake up willing to do: try my hardest."

He seems to have carried this same principle into his personal life as he and his wife, actress Pam Dawber, celebrate over three decades of marital bliss.

Their lasting marriage is no small feat in the fast-paced world of Hollywood. When asked what he believes the secret to a long, happy marriage is, the star thoughtfully shared that he and Pam married in their thirties, which he believes made them more mature and ready for their life together.


“That’s probably the closest I have to what the key is.”

Another thing that keeps things interesting is how different they are from one another. Dawber doesn’t hesitate to tell him what she thinks.

He recalls a time when she asked him not to take the role of Freddy Shoop in the movie ‘Summer School” which ended up being one of his favorites. He explains,


“That was a game changer for me, like, ‘He thinks I can do this?!’ and that meant a lot. But Pam said, ‘Don’t do that. Don’t do this movie.’ We don’t generally like the same thing, and that’s been healthy for us, actually.”

Pam decided to walk away from show business after having kids. She believed that it would give their family a more normal life. The devoted mom said,

“I wanted to drive my kids to school. I wanted to be there for their birthdays and bring cupcakes and donuts and do the school festivals and all that, and I did. I got to teach in their art class, and so it was a different life then, and I was thrilled to do it…”

The couple has two sons. Like their parents, both Sean, 30, and Ty, 26, keep a low profile even if they have chosen to work in film and television.

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