‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Shares Adorable Pic of Her Son: ‘My Little Hawaiian Monkey’

by Megan Molseed

Hawai’i is looking good on Vanessa Lachey. The actress’s brand new series, NCIS: Hawai’i premiered to rave reviews last month. And now, the actress is sharing some happy moments with her fans as her kids enjoy the family’s new Hawai’i digs.

“My Little Hawaiian Monkey,” Vanessa Lachey shared on Instagram Saturday afternoon.

Looking comfortable in a pair of banana-printed swim trunks, the son of NCIS: Hawai’i star Vanessa Lachey and her husband, Nick Lachey, is swinging on some bars in the darling weekend photo.

The little boy is all smiles, of course.

Because who wouldn’t be when your mom is on one of CBS’s hottest shows...and you live in Hawai’i?

In fact, the weather seems to be always perfect at the Lachey’s new home state. Even when it’s not!

Lachey Is Blown Away By Her ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Fans

Shortly after the premiere of the second episode of her new series the NCIS: Hawai’i star shared a hilarious post to Instagram.

The photo depicted the star dressed as her NCIS character, Jane Tennant, standing amid rocks on Hawai’i’s ocean shores.

In the photo, Lachey is holding an inside-out umbrella and declaring that she has been “blown away” by the support of her fans for the new series.

“I’m BLOWN AWAY!!!” the actress exclaims in the October Insta post.

“Thank YOU for making @ncishawaiicbs #1 in our time slot two weeks in a row!”

Vanessa Lachey went on to note that NCIS: Hawai’i earned top honors as the “highest watched new series” of the fall line-up.

“Mahalo from my entire team!” the star said in the post. “We Love & Appreciate You! Check it out again on @paramountplus!”

In the new series, Vanessa Lachey portrays Jane Tennant, the head of the NCIS: Hawai’i offices. A working mother with two children, Tennant works hard to balance her professional life with her responsibilities at home. Something Lachey knows quite a bit about.

“She’s a bad a–, with a warm heart,” Vanessa Lachey has said of her NCIS character.

In the series, Lachey’s Jane Tennant ovjersees about forty agents in the NCIS: Hawai’i offices. And, says Lachey, she is a very fair leader and finds a way to balance her duties and her responsibilities at the office as well as in the field quite well.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Pulls In Some Big Numbers

“She gets her hands dirty,” the actress says of Jane Tennant, adding that she “doesn’t bark orders and sit at her desk.”

When NCIS: Hawai’i premiered in September, fans connected to the show immediately. In fact, the show pulled in the largest audience for a rookie series.

The second episode of the series titled “Boom”, which premiered on Monday, September 27 brought in mind-blowing early numbers with an audience of about 5.4 million viewers.

This was a drop from the series’s September 20 premiere which drew an audience of 6.33 million viewers. However, the numbers still show that NCIS fans are loving the new addition to the franchise’s lineup. And, that Jane Tennant is quickly becoming a fan-favorite.