‘NCIS’: Who Is Maria Bello’s Fiancée Dominique Crenn?

NCIS star Maria Bello recently announced she is engaged to be married to Dominique Crenn. Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about Bello’s soon-to-be wife.

Maria Bello’s movies and TV shows

NCIS star Maria Bello with chef Dominique Crenn |  Clint Spaulding/Getty Images for Bloomberg
NCIS star Maria Bello with chef Dominique Crenn | Clint Spaulding/Getty Images for Bloomberg

Maria Bello made her acting debut in the 1992 movie Maintenance, in which she played the character Eddie. After that, she played a former film student in a 1995 episode of the television series Misery Loves Company titled “That Book by Nabokov.”

Bello starred in her first television series as a cast regular when she joined the show Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She played the role of Mrs. Smith from 1996 to 1997. The following year, she joined the cast of ER as Dr. Anna Del Amico from 1997 to 1998. Bello’s other acting roles include appearances in Coyote Ugly, Thank You for Smoking, and Grownups 2. She joined NCIS as Jack Sloane in 2017.

Who is Maria Bello’s fiancée Dominique Crenn?

Dominique Crenn is a chef and owner of Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, and Bar Crenn. In 2018, Crenn made history when she became the first woman in the United States to receive three stars from the Michelin Guide for her restaurant Atelier Crenn. This is the highest rating offered. The guide’s description of Crenn’s work and restaurant says it all:

At the hands of accomplished Chef Dominique Crenn, guests have rightly come to expect a thrilling meal at her singular atelier, replete with lustrous combinations, a keen understanding of flavors, and an impeccable sense of grace.

Another exclusive hallmark of dining here is the deeply hospitable and exemplary staff. They appear to virtually float in and out of the kitchen, which in turn prides itself on a sense of poetry expressed figuratively through dishes and quite literally via the actual poem composed by Chef Crenn to her father—it’s even etched into marble and on full display.

Michelin Guide

Maria Bello’s engagement announcement

Maria Bello and Dominique Crenn | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage
Maria Bello and Dominique Crenn | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Bello announced her engagement during a 2020 Oscars interview with Entertainment Tonight correspondent Lauren Zima. “We’re pretty happy, considering that we just got engaged,” Bello told Zima. “So, this is sort of our fun time out in Hollywood for the first time since we’ve been engaged. It was very surprising and meant to be, but it’s about time. I’ve finally grown up enough to get married,” Bello joked. Crenn told Zima they got engaged in December 2019 in Paris.

When asked how they know this relationship is right for them, Bello says they support each other. Crenn adds their relationship is all about “love and joy.” She mentions they also take time to cook for each other.   

Maria Bello’s previous relationships

Who has Bello dated before Dominique Crenn? The NCIS actress has a son with her former boyfriend Dan McDermott. She was also in a relationship with film producer Clare Munn. In 2016, Entertainment Tonight reported Bello was dating Elijah Allan-Blitz. Back in 2013, The New York Times ran a piece Bello wrote about her sexuality titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family.”

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