Did you know that NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah enjoys watching a specific type of video to lift her spirits?
She watches videos of military personnel hugging their families after being separated from them for an extended period of time. Outsiders, you’d have to have a steel heart not to cry while watching these clips.
Ruah took a break from NCIS: Los Angeles to share some of these clips for a different CBS show. It’s called The Best Stay-At-Home Videos. The show is hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The holiday season is the focus of Friday’s episode. As a result, Ruah’s videos are all about the joy these families experience when they see their loved ones.
They make her cry every time, she claims. But she’s also channeling her own feelings about her husband’s former career.
“First and foremost, my husband was in the military, (he’s) former military,” Ruah explained to Cedric the Entertainer. “He was a Navy SEAL,” Cedric interjected.
“I remember waiting for him for a month or two at times,” Ruah continued. And I recall how it felt to welcome him home. “I watch these videos of military personnel returning home to their families, and it’s so joyful and (filled with) so much love that I can’t help but cry.”
On NCIS: Los Angeles, Ruah plays Kensi Blye. The series’ agents investigate cr1mes committed by or against Naval personnel or Marines. Kensi’s late father was a former Marine in the series.
In real life, she is married to David Paul Olsen, with whom she has two children. Ruah’s husband also appears on NCIS: Los Angeles as a stunt double. And he gets to stand in for his wife’s on-screen husband, Marty Deeks, played by Eric Christian Olsen. You’ve probably noticed that each of the men has the same surname. This is due to the fact that David is Eric’s older brother.
On NCIS: Los Angeles, Deeks and Kensi are referred to as Densi. Because every cute TV couple is deserving of their own social media hashtag.
Ruah told Cedric the Entertainer that the videos she gathered for his show were “all special to me.”
“We live in a very complicated world, and every now and then we get these very genuine, human moments,” the NCIS: Los Angeles star explained.
She stated that the videos are “all special to me because they are all about military families and military personnel being reunited with their family members.” That’s something we can all relate to, reuniting with someone we love, especially now, don’t you think? “Everyone knows what it’s like to get that hug when they haven’t seen their family members in a long time.”
NCIS: Los Angeles is currently on hiatus for the holidays. The show will return on January 2nd with an episode titled Lost Soldier Down. Ruah was in charge of it. So stay tuned to Outsider for more information.
Check out the CBS sneak peek of Ruah’s appearance on the video show, as well.
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