One of the most popular search engine queries in the past few years is “are Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber divorced.” Which begs the question why are people constantly googling this question? Because Mark Harmon the star of the hugely successful TV series NCIS has never ever stated in any TV, newspaper or magazine interview that he and his wife Pam the actress who played Mindy in the seventies hit TV show Mork and Mindy have any plans to divorce.
So I decided to scour the internet to find out if any of these rumours are true. And after many hours spent researching this subject I could not find a single news story that Mark and Pam are planning to split.
So why do these stories still persist? Is it just wishful thinking by his legions of adoring female fans, who maybe think that if Mark were single again that they just might be in with a chance. Or is it something much simpler?
My own theory is that the majority of Mark`s fans love the Leroy Jethro Gibbs character as much, if not more than Mark himself. As he did not get a fraction of the fan mail whilst playing notorious seventies serial killer Ted Bundy.
However the character that Mark plays Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has been married four times and divorced three times, and is currently single. And as most NCIS fans know the Gibbs character is based on the show`s co-founder and creator Donald Bellisario,who in real life has also been several times married and divorced.
So maybe some of Mark`s more ardent fans are just confusing the Gibbs character with Mark Harmon the actor, and thinking that there maybe just a grain of truth in the stories because Gibbs is based on a real person. But the real person is Donald Bellisario and not Mark Harmon.
So until I hear any evidence to the contrary I can safely state that Mark and Pam have been happily married for over twenty years and have no plans to change that.