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Cote de Pablo Talks Leaving NCIS: "It Was Not an Easy Decision"

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While we love September issues for the fab fall fashion that fill their pages, we also can't get enough of the powerhouse stars that grace the bulked-up magazines' covers—or the juicy tidbits that they reveal in their interviews!

And in the upcoming issue of Latina magazine, which hits newsstands on Aug. 13, cover girl Cote de Pablo does just that, opening up on her decision to leave her hit television show NCIS after eight seasons.

"It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly," she confessed in an interview with the glossy. "I feel like I am leaving my family. What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is."

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But we're guessing the brunette beauty, who treasures family time and makes it a point to visit her native Chile, won't have any trouble enjoying her newfound downtime. 

"My priority is to hang out with the ones I love—my family, my loved ones," de Pablo explained when asked about why she avoided the Hollywood club circuit popular among other celebs. "And then I go back to the set."

And given the fact that she has handsome boyfriend and fellow actor Diego Serrano to come home to, we can't say we blame her for skipping the party scene!

But could a family be next for the former NCIS star now that she's taking a break from filming? It's a question she's already fielding from curious relatives.

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"The last time I was home visiting Chile, I was grilled about having kids and about whether I would baptize a child when I have one," she said.

But don't expect de Pablo to blast the news via Twitter if she does decide to start a family.

"I'm not on Facebook. I'm not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have.  And then my question to that is always, well, how much of yourself are you putting out there? If you are everywhere, then you've sacrificed the very thing that you are complaining about, which is your own privacy."

Looks like we might not be hearing much from the laid-back and lovely star until she returns to the small—or big—screen with her next project!

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