“I’ve never felt more at home than I do in Hawaii,” the NCIS Hawai’i star, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly on Friday, March 11. “Honestly, I constantly tell [Nick] how lucky I feel that we get to be here as a family. I feel like I’m meant to be an Air Force brat, like, traveling all around the world. I’ve never really felt like I was home until here.”
The actress, who shares Camden, 9, Brooklyn, 7, and Phoenix, 5, with her Love Is Blind cohost, 48, noted that she still has to “pinch” herself.
“[One of our sons’] T-ball practices was last night, and I’m like, ‘The mountains are surrounding us,’” the former Total Request Live host gushed. “It’s beautiful. The kids are, like, out playing.”
Vanessa went on to admit that the “only downside” to living in Hawaii is waking up early for her “sports nut” kids’ games.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi