‘NCIS: Hawaii’ Star Vanessa Lachey Goes Horseback Riding in New ‘Sunday Funday’ Pic

by Emily Morgan

A few days after CBS announced that Vanessa Lachey would become the first female lead in the “NCIS” franchise, she posted an adorable family photo on Instagram. On Sunday, the 40-year-old actress posted a heartwarming photo of herself and one of her daughters going horseback riding. “Our” Sunday Funday!” she wrote in the caption, adding the hashtag #MyGirl.

There’s no doubt that it will be a very busy 2021 for the Lachey family. Vanessa Lachey and her husband Nick are parents to three young children. Additionally, they currently co-host the Netflix show, “Love Is Blind.” Their son Camden arrived one year after they tied the knot in 2011. In 2015, they then welcomed their daughter whom they named Brooklyn. The following year they had their son, Phoenix.

Vanessa Lachey on Joining ‘NCIS: Hawaii’

During an interview from 2020, the “Call Me Kat” star revealed that she and her husband have no intention of having more children. “[The kids are] 7, 5, 3, and no más,” she said at the time. “The shop is closed.”

She also added, “I never want to disrespect the intensity and the blessing of getting pregnant. I understand how hard it is for some people and how some people can’t even adopt without having a lot of difficulty, and we’ve been very blessed and lucky to have three beautiful healthy, crazy beautiful kids. So in my mind, and in my pocketbook, no, but in my heart, if we had another …”

Now it looks like Vanessa Lachey will put all of her energy into her career. She’s gearing up to play the lead role in the upcoming spinoff, “NCIS: Hawaii.” Lachey will take on the role of Jane Tennant, who will also be the first woman of the Special Agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor.

“A woman in a male-dominated profession, she’s thrived in a system that’s pushed back every step of the way through equal parts confidence and strategy,” according to her character’s description. “She’s also a mother raising her children mostly on her own and has to balance her duty to her kids and her country.”

On Friday, Lachey couldn’t contain her excitement, writing on social media, “Honored is an understatement! To join the NCIS franchise as the first female lead and to do it on the Beautiful Islands of Hawai’i… I still can’t believe it! Thank You CBS for believing in me! Now let’s get to work! #NCISHawaii.”