NCIS Cast's Real-Life Spouses: Meet the Beloved Stars' Loved Ones
"NCIS" first aired in 2003, since then the series raked in 36 award nominations and 26 wins. While fans have become familiar with the cast, we took a closer look at their partners in real life.
As one of the most private couples in Hollywood, Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber met back in the day when Mark got named the Sexiest Man Alive by PEOPLE magazine in 1986.
A mutual friend, Gina Hecht, introduced them during a party that March and the couple got married a year later on March 21, 1987.
Quick to start a family, the happy couple welcomed their first son, Sean on April 26, 1988, followed by their second son, Ty Christian on June 25, 1992.
By the time they had children, Pam had already forged a successful acting career of her own with roles in “Mork and Mindy,” “The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything,” “Remembrance of Love,” “Through Naked Eyes,” and “Wild Horses.”
Pam’s career took off when a friend convinced her to go along to New York and give her modeling portfolio to various agents. Wilhemina Models signed her on the spot, but it didn’t take long before Pam realized that acting interested her more than modeling.
Sasha found love with the Swiss writer/director Edoardo Ponti, the son of Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren whom she married on August 11, 2007, at the Russian Orthodox Church in Geneva, Switzerland.
By then, the couple had already welcomed their first child and daughter, Lucia Sofia, born on May 12, 2006, in Geneva.
Known for his work on productions such as “Between Strangers” in 2002, “The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars,” and 2014’s “Human Voice,” Edoardo became the proud father of a boy as well when Sasha gave birth to Leonardo Fortunato on December 20, 2010, also in Geneva, Switzerland.
For many years Michael lived the single life until he laid eyes on the beautiful Bojana Jankovic at a bar in Vancouver in 2007. A doctoral student at the time, Bojana and Michael had a two-year long-distance relationship before she relocated to Los Angeles and married Michael on September 2009.
Since then, Bojana became a double board-certified physician in integrative and internal medicine. After Bojana finished her residency, she trained in functional medicine, nutrition, and mindfulness, and did a fellowship in integrative medicine.
In 2016, the Serbian-Canadian got recognized as the Southern California Top Doctors’ Rising Star and received Top Doctor recognition in both 2018 and 2019 in New York. Bojana also got several patient satisfaction awards at Cedars-Sinai.
David married his second wife, Katherine Eaton Carpenter on September 16, 1967. The former model turned interior designer later gave birth to their two children, Sophie and Peter.
Despite working in different states, with Katherine based in New York and David in Los Angeles, where NCIS is filmed, the couple made their relationship a priority.
"We've spent ten months of the year apart for the last 13 years. She is part of the oldest interior design firm in the US and works out of New York. We keep in constant touch, and there are all these vacations in America, like Thanksgiving, when we are together. And the cellphones," David said during an interview in 2016.
From David’s first marriage to Jill Ireland, which ended on February 8, 1967, he has three children. While he gets along swimmingly with his musician son Val and studio photographer Paul, David’s adopted son, Jason sadly died in 1989 from an accidental drug overdose.
Sean and his wife Carrie James got married in 2005. A teacher by profession, Carrie gave birth to their two children, Caitlyn in 2007, and River James on April 22, 2010.
Pauley married the Canadian music producer/actor, Francis Coyote Shivers on October 20, 2000.
As a teenager, Francis produced the first Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet single and later played guitar in the instrumental rock band Sharkskin. As an actor, Francis starred with Keanu Reeves in the 1995 film “Johnny Mnemonic," and in “Empire Records” the same year alongside Renee Zellweger and Liv Tyler.
After almost four years of marriage, Pauley claimed that Francis harassed her and filed for divorce, which became official on February 1, 2006.
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