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‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey and Her Family Pose for Adorable Photo

by Evan Reier
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When it comes to adorable families, NCIS: Hawai’i star Vanessa Lachey and husband Nick Lachey may be at the top.

We’re not here to pick favorites or tell anyone there family isn’t cute. But just take a look at the photo Lachey shared this Thanksgiving.

It’s not necessarily a classic fall photo with falling leaves and autumn colors, but just an all-around family classic. My mother would’ve given anything to get my fam to make something like that happen.

“BEYOND Thankful & Grateful for my family,” the NCIS: Hawai’i star captioned. “Especially my husband. Thank You, Baby, for this life we have created…(from scratch).”

We can’t blame Lachey for throwing on the “from scratch,” we’d be proud of that family and those careers too. Nick Lachey was a star member of 90s boy band 98 degrees, while Vanessa has culminated an impressive entertainment career into her new starring role as Jane Tennant on NCIS: Hawai’i.

The show is only 7 episodes in, but all signs point towards another successful spinoff for the franchise. Put it this way: NCIS: Hawai’i had a down week earlier in October and still cracked 5.4 million viewers. So things seem to be pretty good.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Opens Up on Being a Mom

There’s no question that Vanessa Lachey is proud of her career, but if you ask the woman herself, it’s being a mom that’s most important. The NCIS: Hawai’i star opened up about her relationship with her kids recently for PEOPLE.

Lachey never had her birth mom in her life. While she’s open to repairing her relationship, it seems her first priority is not replicating those same mistakes.

“I’ve never really talked about the fact that my mother isn’t in my life,” Lachey said. “But it doesn’t mean I can’t be a great mom,” she said. “One I had three kids, I went through understanding myself as a mother. I already felt like I understood myself as a woman, then as a minority woman, and then as a wife and as a friend, and now as a mother.”

It’s a brutally tough situation, but you can’t help but commend Lachey for keeping her focus on what matters. It’s that mentality that allows her to not only succeed but to be a good mother for her children.

“I felt that I was confident and comfortable enough to say ‘yes I did not have a mom helping to raise me and pass down lessons but that’s okay because look what I’ve done for my family,'” she said.

“You too can write your own destiny,”