After Almost 30 Years Marriage, Mark Harmon’s Wife Reveals Their Secret To Longevity
Many fans are smitten with “NCIS” star Mark Harmon and so is wife, Pam Dawber, who has been married to him for almost 30 years! The “Mork and Mindy” and “My Sister Sam” former actress happily left the Hollywood spotlight to become a mom and revealed the couple’s secret to longevity during a candid interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I don’t think two people can work all the time in show business and stay married,” she explained to ET’s Nischelle Turner. While she enjoyed being the star of a hit sitcom, Dawber knew she wanted to fully embrace motherhood. She pointed out that she was in “a number one show, performed on Broadway, and did musical theater and cartoon voices. “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 very happy to do it…”
Genuinely ok with taking a backseat to her hubby’s fame, Dawber stresses that what worked for them was staying out of the tabloids and focusing on the home front. They also didn’t cash in and “plaster” their children all over magazine covers as some celebrities do. “I did everything you can do in this business, and then I had children and it’s like, ‘I’m not going to chase this fame thing,” she added.