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NCIS fans believed there could be a possible romance brewing between Agent Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) and Jack Sloane (Maria Bello). However, as it has been confirmed the actress will be leaving in the next season, it now seems unlikely that they’ll get together. This wouldn’t be the first time Gibbs has been unlucky in love though with four marriages under his belt. So who are they? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Gibbs’ ex-wives.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from NCIS.
Who are Gibbs’ four ex-wives?
Gibbs’ first wife was Shannon Fielding (Darby Stanchfield) who he met on a train platform in 1976 just as he was being deployed by the Marines.
They continued to talk while he was away and in April 1982 they got married and had daughter Kelly (Mary Mouser) two years later.
Sadly, both Shannon and Kelly were murdered by Mexican drug dealer Pedro Hernandez (Thomas Rosales, Jr) after they witnessed the murder of a marine where Gibbs was based.
Hernandez shot the agent who was driving mother and daughter in a minivan and they were killed when the vehicle crashed.
The second Mrs Gibbs was Diane Sterling (Melinda McGraw) who he married years after the tragic deaths of his wife and daughter.
She was a criminal investigator with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and they seemed to get on like a house on fire at the start.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t too long before they got divorced as they continuously clashed with one another.
She then went on to marry Gibbs’ friend former FBI Special Agent, Tobias Fornell (Joe Spano) who she also later split up with.
Her story didn’t end well either as in season 12, when Diane turned up at a crime scene to confront Gibbs about something, she was shot dead by one of his enemies Sergei Mishnev (Alex Veadov).
After dealing with the fall out from his failed marriage to Diane, Gibbs went on to meet wife number three Rebecca Chase (Jeri Ryan).
They weren’t together too long either as she had a drink problem but their paths would sometimes cross.
As part of her alcoholic recovery programme, she made an effort to try and mend her relationship with Gibbs.
This included being honest with him and so she informed Gibbs she was going to marry her divorce attorney.
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Even though he had been married three times at this point, Gibbs hadn’t given up on love just yet.
He went on to marry Stephanie Flynn (Kathleen York) who he spent a lot of time with in Moscow while he was over there for work.
But again, their marriage was over before it even really began as they split just 14 months after tying the knot.
There could have been another Mrs Gibbs at one point though.
In season 16, episode 20, Hail and Farewell, the body of Major Ellen Wallace (Erin Cummings) is found at a construction site.
Originally it was believed she had died in the 9/11 attack but it became clear this was not the case.
The rest of the team then found out Gibbs was engaged to Ellen at one point.
He later reveals he ended their relationship as he loved Ellen and wanted to protect her from the fate of two of his ex-wives.
Opening up to Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) at Ellen’s funeral, Gibbs said: “I was trying to do the right thing for her, but she still ended up here.”
So while Gibbs might be single at the moment, there has been plenty of love in his life.
NCIS is available to watch on CBS.
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