12 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Harmon And Pam Dawber’s Relationship
When it comes to Hollywood relationships, it is unfortunately too often that high-profile splits make the headlines, and while it may seem like some celebrity relationships are mostly fleeting, there are a few who have defied the odds and that includes beloved NCIS star Mark Harmon and former Mork & Mindy star Pam Dawber. Through the highs and lows of fame, starting a family, and bumps along the way, the two are now stronger than ever and one of the most enviable celebrity couples out there. Here are 12 things you never knew about the incredible pair and their relationship:
12. The “It” Couple
Every decade has it’s Hollywood golden couples and back in the ’80s you didn’t have to look any further than Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber. At the time they were the “It” couple thanks to Dawber’s leading role in Mork & Mindy which came to an end in 1982 and her continued success as the lead in the sitcom My Sister Sam. Meanwhile, Harmon was one of the most sought-after men in the industry which was solidified further when he was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1986. While they were definitely dubbed the “It” couple and their faces were on every magazine, the two remained quite quiet about their relationship.
11. How They Met
With both being such major stars of the moment in the mid-’80s, it isn’t too hard to believe that their lives would overlap or they would run in the same circles, and it all came down to one of those chance meetings. Through their busy schedules, the two ended up at the same party hosted by a mutual friend in March 1986, and they were practically inseparable from that moment on. “We were fixed up,” said the actress.”Fixed up by a friend [rumored to be Gina Hecht] who thought we might hit it off. We did.” Despite immediately hitting it off, the two barely said a word about their romance. “We’re not trying to keep something secret,” Dawber clarified in a 1987 interview. “But if you don’t want it totally exploited by the press, you have to.”