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How Mark Harmon And Pam Dawber Have Stayed Happily Married For 30 Years In Hollywood

In the 1980s, these two were the "it" couple—and their marriage has lasted all these years!

In the 1980s, actors Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber were the Hollywood “it” couple.

Harmon was named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1986 and had starred in two of the decade’s hit shows, “St. Elsewhere” and “Moonlighting.”

Dawber gained fame as Mindy in the classic sitcom “Mork and Mindy” and also scored her own sitcom called “My Sister Sam.”

The couple wed in a private ceremony in 1987, at the height of their success, and have been together ever since.

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Being married for 30 years in Hollywood is like a century in the real world!

Despite the tabloid culture that has only grown more intrusive in the three decades since Harmon and Dawber tied the knot, the couple has managed to keep their personal lives largely private.

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“It’s not even a choice,” Harmon told TV Insider. “It’s who we are. We stay home. A lot. I’m not a Twitter guy or a Facebook guy. Our sons aren’t into that either. Pam and I have both made a living in this business, and still, there’s a part of that that’s just not natural.”

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Harmon’s star continued to rise in the entertainment industry, and he currently stars on the hit show “NCIS.”

Though Harmon stays off social media himself, he occasionally appears in his co-stars’ posts, like this one on Instagram from Maria Bello.

“The usual suspects… watch our new episode of NCIS tonight on CBS,” she wrote.

For her part, Dawber opted to step away from the entertainment business in order to focus on their family.

“I was in a number-one show. I had my own deal. I got to do Broadway. I got to do musical theater. I got to do cartoon voices,” Dawber told ET Online. “I did everything you can do in this business, and then I had children and it’s like, ‘I’m not going to chase this fame thing.'”

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The couple’s children followed in their famous parents’ footsteps. Sean Harmon, 29, is an actor, while his 25-year-old brother, Ty, is a screenwriter.

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Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber must be doing something right because they recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony in front of friends and family at their California home.

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Here’s to many more years of happiness for this cute couple!