Explore the Ever-Growing NCIS Universe: Love Lives of the Original and Spinoff Stars

The NCIS franchise continues to capture the hearts of fans with its thrilling plotlines and fascinating cast dynamics, both on-screen and off. Here’s a look at the romantic lives of the stars from the original NCIS and its various spinoffs:

Mark Harmon: Harmon portrayed Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS from 2003 until 2021. He has been married to actress Pam Dawber since 1987, and they have two children, Sean and Ty. Sean has even appeared on the show as a young Gibbs. Mark and Sean are currently collaborating on the prequel series, NCIS: Origins.

Sean Murray: A staple since the show’s start in 2003, Murray plays Special Agent Timothy McGee. Off-screen, he’s married to Carrie James and is a father to Caitlyn and River. Caitlyn recently appeared in a 2022 episode as hacker Teagan Fields.

Wilmer Valderrama: Since joining NCIS in 2016 as Special Agent Nick Torres, Valderrama has had a colorful dating history, including high-profile relationships with Mandy Moore and Demi Lovato. He got engaged to Amanda Pacheco in January 2020, and they welcomed their daughter, Nakano, in February 2021.

Katrina Law: Law, who joined as Jessica Knight in 2021, is married to filmmaker Keith Andreen. The couple has one child together.

Brian Dietzen: Dietzen began as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, mentee to Ducky (played by David McCallum), and rose to chief medical examiner. He and his wife, Kelly, married in 2004, have two children.

Gary Cole: Cole took over as the head of NCIS team, Alden Parker, in 2021. He was married to Teddi Siddall until their separation in 2017, and she passed away in 2018. Cole remarried in 2021 to Michelle Knapp.

Rocky Carroll: As Director Leon Vance since 2008, Carroll has appeared in several NCIS spinoffs. He and his wife, Gabrielle Bullock, married in 1996 and have one daughter, Elissa.

Michael Weatherly: Weatherly, who played Anthony DiNozzo until 2016 and returned for a 2024 episode, is set to star in a new spinoff with Cote de Pablo. He married Bojana Jankovic in 2009, and they have two children. He was previously married to Amelia Heinle, with whom he has one son.

Vanessa Lachey: Leading NCIS: Hawai’i since 2021 as Jane Tennant, Lachey relocated to Hawaii with her husband, Nick Lachey, and their three children for filming. The couple married in 2011.

LL Cool J: Known for his role as Special Agent Sam Hanna in NCIS: Los Angeles, LL Cool J joined Hawai’i for its third season in 2024. He has been married to Simone I. Smith since 1995, and they have four children.

Scott Bakula: Bakula starred as Dwayne Pride in NCIS: New Orleans until the series concluded in 2021. Previously married to Krista Neumann, with whom he shares two children, Bakula remarried Chelsea Field in 2009, and they have two children together.

This blend of personal and professional life stories offers a unique glimpse into the world behind the scenes of one of television’s most enduring franchises.