‘NCIS’ Alum Emily Wickersham Shares Photo of Her Adorable ‘Chanukah Party’

by Leanne Stahulak
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Yesterday, Nov. 28, Hanukkah celebrations began for all who celebrate it, which includes former “NCIS” star, Emily Wickersham.

Earlier today, Wickersham posted a cozy photo to her Instagram page that showed off her “Chanukah party,” featuring her two adorable pups. They lay on a daybed in her gorgeous living room, right in front of a warm fire.

While Wickersham prefers the term “Chanukah” over “Hanukkah,” they mean the same celebration. According to Britannica, both are technically correct, though “Chanukah” is the more traditional saying while “Hanukkah” is more widely used.

Either way, both terms refer to an eight-day celebration involving the light of a menorah. The “NCIS” alum doesn’t appear to have a menorah in her Instagram picture, but she does have an emoji for it in her caption.

According to Soap Hub, Wickersham’s mother comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish background that includes Russia and Austria-Hungary. Her dad, on the other hand, is of German and Swedish descent.

‘NCIS’ Alum Emily Wickersham Posts Gorgeous Portrait of Herself Created by Friend

In just a few weeks, “NCIS” alum Emily Wickersham should give birth to her first child. She announced her pregnancy back in July, a few months after departing from the show (to the immense disappointment of fans). When she announced the pregnancy, Wickersham posted an adorable poolside pic in a bikini that showed off her baby bump.

“my mom taking a photo of a future mom with a baby boy on the way!” Wickersham captioned the original post. Look carefully at this picture now, and compare it to an artistic rendering of the photo done by one of the “NCIS” alum’s friends.

Wickersham posted the black and white portrait earlier this month. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and Wickersham will likely treasure it forever. Especially since a close friend of hers, Langley, Fox, created it for her.

“By my very talented friend @langleyfox. Thank you! This is amazing,” the “NCIS” star captioned her recent post. Fox later commented on the photo, “My muse!” Per Fox’s Instagram page, she prefers pencil drawings.

Several celebrities commented on the portrait post earlier with words of encouragement and congratulations for Wickersham.

“The best” a musical artist named Edei said. Author Aliza Sokolow wrote, “beautiful mama” on Wickersham’s post.

Gillian Laub commented, “Oh my goodness…you’re having a baby?!? This is wonderful!!!!!”

Even Wickersham’s mother, Amy, soon chimed in with several clapping hands and heart emojis. This baby will have no shortage of love from Wickersham, her partner James Badge Dale, Amy Wickersham, and all of the “NCIS” alum’s fans.