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NCIS star Michael Weatherly shares incredibly rare clip of children in festive post

Michael Weatherly shared clips of his children, Olivia and Liam

Michael Weatherly with his partner and two children
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
25 December 2023
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NCIS star Michael Weatherly has wished his followers a very Merry Christmas - while annoying his children! The actor was in the full Christmas spirit in the video while sporting a red and white Santa Claus outfit. 

Filming himself with his two youngest children, Olivia and Liam, he proclaimed "Merry Christmas!" before moving the camera to reveal his son and daughter. While Liam looked bashful and moved away from the camera, laughing, Olivia gave her dad a big smile. 

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The star also gave his fans a glimpse of how the family had been celebrating Christmas, revealing that his children had been partaking in some arts and crafts and that he was enjoying a glass of white wine in front of an open fire ahead of the big day! 

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His fans were quick to reply, with one writing: "Merry Christmas to you and your family Micheal Weatherly," while another person added: "Wishing for you and your beautiful family a very blessed and Merry Christmas." A third fan wrote: "Thank you for this wonderful gift! Merry Christmas to your family and you." 

It has been a busy time for Michael, who confirmed that he would be bringing out a music album for Christmas this year. Discussing the news on X, he wrote: "There is a full album (quaint term) coming this Christmas… this is my first release… a song about Icarus and a world on the precipice. 'Wings of Wax & Wood' is where the adventure continues…"

Michael Weatherly and daughter Olivia© @M_Weatherly
Michael Weatherly and daughter Olivia

The star has released songs before including 'Bitter and Blue' and 'Under the Sun', which were released in 2009 and 2013 respectively - and were both used in the NCIS soundtrack.

Michael left the show back in 2016, but has often hinted about his return, with it even being reported that he was in talks for a spin-off in early 2023. 

Speaking about walking away from the hit drama following Cote de Pablo’s exit to TVLine, he explained: "[Tony and Ziva’s] great dynamic, the badinage and sparring and flirting between those two characters and how they would swing from siblings to near lovers and back to buddies, that was gone. Then I got to the point where I felt I'd stayed at the party for too long."

Michael Weatherly in NCIS © CBS
Michael Weatherly in NCIS

Cote also opened up about her exit, explaining: "Unfortunately because of political things and scripts not being good enough, I chose not to [return to NCIS]. Look, I love this character! I worked for eight years crafting Ziva and when I felt like the character wasn't being treated with the respect she deserved.

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"They were going to send [Ziva] back to Israel and make her an unfortunate, miserable woman. I didn't think it was fair. I told them until someone can write something really fantastic for Ziva I won't come back."

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