‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Speaks on Being ‘Retired,’ Recent Lifestyle Changes

by Shelby Scott

Abby Sciuto actress and “NCIS” alum Pauley Perrette hasn’t appeared on the series since her shocking departure in season 15. Now, several seasons later, she, like her on-screen character, remains active in various philanthropic and humanitarian organizations and non-profits. And after making an appearance at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in support of a friend, the “NCIS” icon is boasting of her “retirement.” She also detailed her most recent lifestyle changes for fans.

Photos capture Pauley Perrette donning a bright, striped spring dress paired with equally bright pink and yellow hair. They also put a highlight on the star’s light green eyes, shiny pink lipstick, and glowing aura.

In her Tweet, the “NCIS” alum quipped, “I actually left my house. Crazy.” Pauley Perrette further boasted of her friend Lori L. Jean’s accomplishments after celebrating her retirement party, sharing, “She’s one of my philanthropist mentors. Proud to be at her honor ceremony.”

In addition to sharing her latest exploits, Pauley Perrette boasted of her latest achievements and we couldn’t be happier for the “NCIS” star.

“YES,” she exclaimed, “my skin is amazing! Looks like a filter or something!! But it’s not.”

Instead, she shared she follows a vegetarian diet, she’s quit smoking, and she incorporates various healthy fruits into her daily routine.

“But mostly,” she boasted, “I’M [RETIRED], Love y’all.”

‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray Shares Thoughts on Mark Harmon’s Departure

Pauley Perrette isn’t the only “NCIS” star to leave after many successful seasons. As we all know, “NCIS” star Mark Harmon changed the course of the hit procedural drama when he departed the show late last year. And now, months after his historic retirement from the series, current star, Sean Murray, is speaking out about how Harmon’s iconic character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, and his absence has affected the show and how the cast has navigated some significant changes.

“Parker came in a very different character than Gibbs,” Murray said. He further explained that in Mark Harmon’s absence, “Anyone who comes in is going to have to live up to a lot of expectations.

Of Mark Harmon’s/Gibbs’ replacement Alden Parker (played by Gary Cole), the “NCIS” actor said, “I think we have something different going on. Instead of family structure with a paternal figure, [we’ve] got something where it’s more equal.”

For nearly 20 seasons, “NCIS” writers wrote Mark Harmon’s character in a way that always boasted paternal instincts and habits. And it likely comes from the character’s backstory. However, Gary Cole’s character is much different and, in the end, it’s entirely altered the dynamic of the “NCIS” team.

With the entire “NCIS” franchise renewed for a whole new season this fall, it will definitely be interesting to see how Agent Parker’s relationship further develops with the team.