NCIS: Hawaii’s Vanessa Lachey Tears Up Over Historic Role

'NCIS: Hawai'i' 's Vanessa Lachey

Although we’re in the middle of a historic period in TV shows and representation, history is rarely made in that sector. That’s why Vanessa Lachey’s role as the first female lead in a TV franchise is no small feat. The actress even shed a few tears of pride when she recently sat down to talk about her hit series NCIS: Hawaii.

Tears of Pride From Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa Lachey stars as Jane Tennant, the first Special Agent in charge of the fictional Naval Criminal Investigative Service in the Pearl Harbor Field Office on CBS’s NCIS: Hawaii. Although the show is only in its second season, it has quickly become a fan favorite. Ahead of the first franchise-wide crossover event that premiered on CBS, Lachey discussed the significance of her role and the future of the show.

Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant

As she walked on stage, Lachey had tears in her eyes. But they were good tears, as she later explained because she never really thought that she’d be making history with the role of Jane Tennant until it was mentioned by the talk show hosts. She went on to say that she absolutely loves being the first female lead and added a “massive thank you to CBS studios and CBS networks” for giving her the opportunity to be that.

Lachey Dropped a Hint About Wilmer Valderrama

While discussing the much-anticipated crossover, Vanessa Lachey also teased her chemistry with Wilmer Valderrama. Valderrama plays the fan-favorite Special Agent Nick Torres on NCIS, who had to team up with Lachey’s team for the crossover.

Vanessa Lachey and Wilmer Valderrama

When asked about the history of their characters and whether there was something more to their story, Vanessa Lachey hinted that both she and Valderrama brainstormed about it and “came up with this backstory.” Unfortunately for fans, they’re keeping their lips sealed about it for now. Their on-screen chemistry is undeniable, and it’s partially because the two actors have known each other for over 20 years. Who knew?

Travis Barker’s Ex-Wife Shanna Moakler Shares What They Agreed On

Travis Barker’s Ex-Wife Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler is sharing the way she feels about her ex-husband Travis Barker. The model and actress discussed family during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, following her elimination from Celebrity Big Brother earlier this week. Barker and Moakler share 22-year-old stepdaughter Atiana (whose father is famed boxer Oscar De La Hoya), as well as 18-year-old son Landon and 16-year-old daughter Alabama.

Their Kids are Her Top Priority

“My children are my top priority, and I believe Travis and I agree on that,” Moakler, 46-year-old, added. “That is possibly the sole point of agreement between us, but our children and their happiness come first. As a mother, all that counts is that the Kardashians be kind to my children. As long as people are content, and this is key.”

Moakler also addressed claims that she is “obsessed” with Travis Barker’s new relationship in the aftermath of his engagement to Kourtney Kardashian.

Moakler Is Not Obsessed with Travis Barker

“I’m really just not,” she stated. “I’m in a relationship and it’s awesome and it’s not something that is centered in my world, which is why I was so excited for this Big Brother opportunity, because I wanted the US to see me for who I was.” She then added that she wants people to see her personality and her fun side. She formed a friendship with Lamar Odom, who was married to Kourtney’s sister, Khloé Kardashian, during her time in the Big Brother house.

Aside from the rumors about Travis Barker, Moakler also talked about Odom, saying that he was a nice person and a blast to play with. She says that Odom still cares about Khloé and she thinks that’s very sweet of him. Shanna claims that Odom is aware that Travis Barker is now engaged to a Kardashian as well and this is one sort of a connection between the two.

Shanna was married to Travis Barker from 2004 to 2008, but last October the Blink-182 drummer popped the question to Kourtney. This made Moakler take a break from social media, announcing on her Instagram profile that it is “temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance.”