Daniela Ruah, one of the stars of NCIS: Los Angeles, posted a social media love letter to her husband in celebration of Father’s Day.
The two are parents to two children. And Ruah talked up all the qualities that make her husband such a great dad.
“I tell you often, but I’ll say it to the world today,” the NCIS: Los Angeles star wrote. “You are the dad who listens to his kids, who encourages their sense of adventure, who speaks openly about his passions and fears and talks them through their own. You’re the dad who gives them structure, builds on their strengths and inspires them to work on what is challenging.
“You teach them mental and spiritual strength but also how to throw a good punch. You elevate their humility and self esteem. (And) you encourage ME to take risks and think outside the box, and River and Sierra see that- We love you so much dada, today we celebrate you for who you are to this family. Simply the best!! Happy Father’s Day!”
NCIS: Los Angeles Star Met Her Husband on Set
“Dada” is David Olsen, who coincidentally, is a stunt double on NCIS: Los Angeles. The two met on set. David Olsen is the older brother of Ruah’s TV husband. Ruah plays Kensi. Her husband is Deeks portrayed by Eric Christian Olsen. David is his on-set double.
Ruah and David Olsen are the parents of a son named River and a daughter, Sierra. The couple was married in 2014.
Ruah has spent the past month in Portugal, directing a movie there. The 37-year-old was born in Boston. But both her parents are from Portugal and they moved back there when Ruah was 5. She usually posts on Instagram in both English and Portuguese.
Two weeks ago, David and the couple’s two children flew to Portugal. Ruah posted: “After 3 weeks of work in Portugal, daddy finally arrived with the cubs.”
On NCIS: Los Angeles, Ruah, as Kensi, wants children, but she and Deeks have yet to become parents. However, that could change in season 13. Show runner Scott Gemmill told TVInsider that writers are discussing whether to include a pregnancy or adoption for the on-screen couple. The problem is whether or not it’s credible to give a couple of married agents a baby.
“That’s been a big dilemma for us as writers, because you don’t want to do something that makes your characters look negligent,” Gemmill said.
“Would it be a wise decision to have a child when both of you are putting your lives in jeopardy every day? That’s a legitimate concern for the two of them and something that we will have to explore as we move forward. Whether Kensi is able to get pregnant or whether it’s going to be an adoption, that’s a tricky one because you want them to be happy, but you also don’t want them to look irresponsible.”