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"There Is No Quick Answer": Mark Harmon On His Long-Lasting Marriage With Wife Of 32 Years, Pam Dawber

Date August 29, 2019

During the 1980s, Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber's sweet affair was the one to make headlines. At that time, she was starring in her sitcom, My Sister Sam while her handsome fiance was fresh from his own debuts in St. Elsewhere and Moonlighting.

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They exchanged vows in the presence of close family and friends on March 21, 1987. Since the beginning, Mark and Pam have retained their privacy. They never aimed to keep secrecy but, if you don't want your personal life to be totally exploited by the press, you just got to. The couple has two sons: Thomas and Ty Christian who rarely soak any limelight.

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Their long-lasting marriage

Mark and his wife have been married for more than three decades. Many people inquire about the special ingredient of a stable relationship from them. The NCIS star recently spoke to Parade and spilled the beans. He revealed that they clicked over their similar sense of humor. Then, Harmon remarked:

There’s no quick answer, no key. I just feel fortunate. She’s a neat lady.

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To make his point, Mark recalled a funny memory. When he and Pam were dating, she came up to ask her beau who was playing after she saw him watching TV. He replied: "Ohio State vs. Michigan". She soundly sat beside him as if she was an avid fan. Minutes later, she asked, "Which one’s Michigan?" He couldn't stop laughing. At least, Pam now knows who Michigan is.

"There Is No Quick Answer": Mark Harmon On His Long-Lasting Marriage With Wife Of 32 Years, Pam Dawber"There Is No Quick Answer": Mark Harmon On His Long-Lasting Marriage With Wife Of 32 Years, Pam Dawber"There Is No Quick Answer": Mark Harmon On His Long-Lasting Marriage With Wife Of 32 Years, Pam Dawber"There Is No Quick Answer": Mark Harmon On His Long-Lasting Marriage With Wife Of 32 Years, Pam DawberGetty Images / Ideal Image

No sugar coating

Being in the showbiz and working out marriage at the same time is no easy feat. Mark and Pam realize how lucky they've been to make it through all ups and downs. He once confided in Closer Weekly:

No job is worth missing life’s most important moments. Pam and I have both made a living in this business, and still, there’s a part of that that’s just not natural.

We wish Mark and Pam to celebrate many more anniversaries ahead. Their love may not be as fancy as the one in novels but, it's worth pulling some inspiration from.