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‘NCIS: LA’ Daniela Ruah Teases Kensi and Deeks’ Journey to Parenthood

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NCIS_LA-Kensi and Deeks

“They just want a little kid to love,” Daniela Ruah says of her NCIS: Los Angeles character Kensi Blye and her husband Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), who’ve struggled with infertility. The courageous couple is now beginning the adoption process.

A case early in Season 13 involving Asian American hate crimes makes the NCIS special agents – who both had difficult childhoods – aware of the problems their new family member might face.

“Kensi and Deeks checked off [on the adoption application] that race was not an issue, but they did not think about what that might mean,” Ruah says. “You want this child to relate to their natural-born culture and fit in..

The actress is proud that the producers talked to professionals and learned about the realities of adoption. And she has personal reasons for rooting for Densi: “I know how much joy and fulfillment having children has brought my life. Kensi’s seen the most ugly, terrible criminals” – stalker Kessler (Frank Military) is still out there -“[so she and Deeks] just want love and positivity in their home life.”

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NCIS: Los Angeles, Season 13 Premiere, Sunday, October 10, 9/8c, CBS

This is a snippet from TV Guide Magazine’s 2021 Returning Favorites edition. For more inside information on the upcoming fall TV season, pick up the magazine, on newsstands now.


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