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Meet Vanessa Ray's Husband Landon Beard — She Is Happily Married like Her 'Blue Bloods' Character

Laura Beatham
Jan 22, 2022
08:00 A.M.
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Vanessa Ray is happily married like her character in "Blue Bloods." Her husband, singer Landon Beard made sure to "give his two cents" for Eddie Janko's wedding in 2021.


Vanessa Ray portrays police officer Eddie Janko in the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods." Many fans loved watching Janko and Jamie Reagan fall for each other and finally get married on season nine. 

Although audiences were excited by the match, Ray and Will Estes were apprehensive about their love story. The costars were unsure how their characters' stories would continue if they ended up together. 

Tom Selleck as Frank, Vanessa Ray as Eddie Janko and Will Estes as Jamie during season 9 of "Blue Bloods" [Left] Ray and her husband Landon Beard posed together on Instagram, 2018. | Photo: YouTube/CBS Miami & Instagram/landonbeard


The characters married despite 


production that they did not want anything "mushy" between Jamie and Janko. Interestingly enough, Ray's real-life husband played a part in her on-screen wedding. 

The "Pretty Little Liars" actress's husband, Landon Beard, attended Ray's fitting for Janko's wedding dress. Ray revealed in an interview that he shared his opinions on her character's wedding look:

"[My husband] really did give his two cents. It was a collaboration."


In the show, Janko wore a traditional-looking wedding dress, which was completely different from the dress Ray wore fur her wedding in 2015, which was pink, had a green muslin skirt and a separate fitted top.

Beard is a talented musician and singer. He performs with his two bands, Harbor Party and The Modern Gentleman. The Modern Gentleman is a four-person group that functions as The Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli. 


Beard has performed with Valli since 2003 with his band members, Todd Fournier, and brothers Brian Brigham and Brandon Brigham. The group traveled all over the world but later developed their own identity.

According to their website, the band figured out their signature sound to Frank Sinatra songs and blended the classic hits of the past with their modern style. 


The group has made an impressive career and shared the stage with many notable artists and music groups such as Sheena Easton, The Beach Boys, and The Manhattan Transfer. 

Beard got his passion for music from his parents. His father was a producer and vocal contractor during the 70s and 80s, while his mother was a professional singer. At 5, he got his first session for Kodak and has continued to follow in his parents' footsteps. 


Fans can keep up to date with Beard's events and music via his Instagram account. He also shares many glimpses into his life with Ray on his social media platform. 

After six years of dating, Beard proposed to Ray on the cold walk around the Hudson River. Ray said that the couple began to cry when he took out the ring and admitted she had one regret, not wearing waterproof mascara. 

Beard picked out a gorgeous pink gold ring, with help from Ray's close friend "Workaholics" actress Jullian Bell, from jeweler designer Jeano Georgiano.

Five months later, the couple said "I do" during a relaxed and intimate ceremony officiated by their fathers. The wedding took place at Condor Nest Ranch in Pala, California.