Pauley Perrette was a fan-favorite on the NCIS cast. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Byron Purvis/AdMedia
Pauley Perrette lost her cousin Wayne and took the time to look back this weekend.
NCIS fans know Pauley as the actress who played Abby Sicuto on the show for years.
At the end of NCIS Season 15, Pauley left the show and now considers herself retired from acting after returning for a short time to star in a sitcom.
In a heartbreaking video that Pauley shared today with her followers, she spoke about how her cousin Wayne was her “person” for most of their lives.
While many people might call their significant other that person, Pauley noted that for her, it was Wayne.
He passed away on March 18, 2022, and Pauley marked the day by looking back and speaking fondly about her cousin.
Pauley Perrette shares a video about her cousin Wayne
“He was everything to me. We were like twins. Everything was about us. And he would come out here to Hollywood from Tennessee and tell stories that he would only tell me about being a firefighter and being an EMT,” Pauley says in the video shared below.
“I still don’t know who I am without him,” Pauley says near the end of the video, as it sounds like she is fighting back tears.
A rough few years for Pauley Perrette
Last fall, Pauley posted about what she had been going through. It included losing her father, cousin, and other family and friends.
That’s when Pauley revealed that she had suffered a stroke and was “still so grateful” to be alive despite all the traumas.
She is truly a survivor, and she continues to receive lots of support from her fans and social media followers.
More news from Pauley and NCIS
Recently, Pauley also shared that she got hurt and used a unique method to deal with the injury. It’s something that fans can only smile about.
As for the world of NCIS, Season 20 episodes are still rolling out at CBS. The network even announced the NCIS finale date, which will arrive late in May.
In other news, NCIS: Los Angeles has been canceled, meaning the upcoming episodes will be the final ones for the 14-year drama.
A network special called Salute To NCIS: Los Angeles will air soon, sharing cast interviews and featuring people who have been gone from the show for a while. It will give fans a great look back on the franchise and the best moments from over the years.
NCIS airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.