Why Mark Harmon Is Taking A Break From NCIS

Actor Mark Harmon, who stars as Special Agent Gibbs on NCIS, is reportedly stepping back from the hit CBS series.

Radar Online reports that Harmon is taking off from working on the crime series in order to spend some much-needed time with his wife, Mork & Mindy’s Pam Dawber. According to the celeb gossip site, the couple plan on visiting several countries as a way to celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary. A source told Radar that Harmon and Dawber want to travel to Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Germany in the spring, in an effort to, quote, “put the spark back in the marriage.”

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The insider noted that the two Hollywood actors, who are apparently seen as a “perfect couple,” will, quote, “put family first and take time for themselves!”

According to the source, the couple is stronger than ever and has basically been through everything together.

Apparently, this international trip will be happening regardless of whether or not NCIS is renewed for a 17th season. Though, if the series is renewed, it’s likely Harmon will return to the show to continue on with the series. Speaking with People magazine in an interview published in February 2019, Harmon shared that he has absolutely no plans to leave his character behind anytime soon. He explained,

“I’ve always thought if there’s ever a time where the writers are walking into the room and going ‘I don’t know what to do,’ then I think we all have to look at each other and call it a day. But we’re not there yet.”

Regarding the show’s popularity — it’s routinely secured 12 million viewers each week — Harmon said,

“We’re doing better ratings this year than last, which for a show of this age is sort of remarkable.”

He also noted that, when it comes to NCIS, he’s in it for the long haul.

So, NCIS fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief because Agent Gibbs isn’t going anywhere — at least, not if Harmon has anything to say about it.

Harmon and Dawber married back in 1987, as noted by Country Living, but neither has opened up much about their romance over the years. Dawber explained to People magazine that year,

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“We’re not trying to keep something secret, but if you don’t want it totally exploited by the press, you have to.”

When prompted to reveal the secret to their successful three-decade long marriage, Harmon remained humble, noting that the only advice he can give is to make sure both people in the relationship are mature.

While Harmon and Dawber, who share two sons, are marking their 32-year anniversary with a European vacation, they also celebrated their 30th anniversary in a big way. According to Radar Online, the two renewed their vows in 2017.

Clearly, these two are head over heels for one another — and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!


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