Sep 21, 2015 07:07 AM EDT

Meet 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Star Chris O'Donnell's Wife Caroline Fentress [PHOTOS]

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“NCIS: Los Angeles” star Chris O’Donnell’s wife is one lucky lady. Not only is her husband the lead star of CBS’ crime drama franchise, he is also one family man that every woman’s been dreaming of having as a husband. But who is O’Donnell’s wife? Get to know Caroline Fentress! Read on.

Chris O’Donnell’s wife is Caroline Fentress, whom the actor met in college according to Zimbio. They married at the age of 27 in 1997, and around the same time he stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight despite starring alongside Al Pacino in “Scent of a Woman” and playing Batman’s junior counterpart Robin in two Batman flicks, “Batman & Robin” and “Batman Forever.”

Two years after tying the knot with the elementary schoolteacher, Chris O’Donnell’s wife Caroline gave birth to their first child, Lily Anne O’Donnell. In the same year his first daughter was born, Chris returned to filming again. His projects at the time include “Cookie’s Fortune,” “Vertical Limit” and “The Bachelor” which he produced under his own production company called George Street Films, Bio has learned.

Opening up about his downtime from the Hollywood spotlight, the “NCIS: Los Angeles” lead actor revealed in 2010 that had he pursued more big films in 1997, he would not have gotten married to his wife Caroline. “I was being offered these huge films that would have taken my career to a different level, and I decided to put on the brakes. I knew if I continued on that track, I probably wouldn’t have gotten married,” he said at the time, as quoted by People.

It’s obvious that O’Donnell did not regret his decision to marry his wife Caroline Fentress. The couple has remained to be together for 18 years now, and they continue to show their faithfulness and loyalty to each other, with Chris bringing his wife as his date on the red carpet. In March, the 44-year-old was spotted by Daily Mail with his wife after a dinner date at The Palm in Beverly Hills. Perhaps they were celebrating after Chris was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame earlier that month.

Despite his hiatus from the entertainment scene, O’Donnell managed to bounce back by starring in Arthur Miller’s “The Man Who Had All The Luck” and guest-starring on shows like “The Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Two and A Half Men.” In 2009, he finally got his long-term small screen gig after landing the role as G. Callen in CBS’ “NCIS” spinoff series “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Chris O’Donnell and wife Caroline Fentress are parents to five children: Lily Anne, Christopher Eugene, Charles McHugh, Finley and Maeve Frances. When he is not filming for the long-running TV series, Chris spends time with his wife and kids as proven by the many photos he shares on his Instagram.

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