10:50 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/24/2013 04:45PM
Cote de Pablo shocked NCIS fans in July when she announced that she was leaving TV's number one drama after eight seasons.
But the actress – who has played fan favorite Ziva David since the show's third season – never revealed the reason for her departure, and in a new interview with TV Guide she says she's not going to.
"As far as my decision to leave, that's a personal thing, and I'd rather leave it at that," de Pablo, 33, tells the magazine. "The idea of leaving was not something I toyed around with for a long time. It was an overwhelmingly hard thing – at times terrifying," she says.
Originally posted 11/29/2010 08:00AM
People love to talk about how their partner makes them a better person. Cote de Pablo, refreshingly enough, cherishes her boyfriend for the opposite reason.
"I'm in a long-term relationship with [actor] Diego Serrano, and I'm very happy. He's the worst influence that I have ever had in my life, and I love him for it," the NCIS actress, 31, tells Prevention magazine in its January issue, on newsstands Nov. 30.
"Every once in a while, he turns to me and goes, 'Live a little.' I'll have chicken with broccoli and he's like, 'What about the chocolate cake?' If it weren't for him, I'd be the most boring person in Los Angeles."
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