Tom Selleck Confirms Rumors: Why His First Marriage Didn’t Last

Tom Selleck, best known for his appearances on “Magnum, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods,” is a dedicated family man. His long-term marriage to Jillie Mack, which began in 1987, illustrates his preference for family over fame. Selleck departed “Magnum, P.I.” in 1988 to focus on raising a family. He respects privacy while publicly expressing his love for his wife and children. Despite his great dedication, Selleck’s first marriage to Jacqueline Ray dissolved in 1979, nearly a decade later, leaving him deeply distraught.

Tom Selleck Silences Divorce Rumors Amid ‘Magnum P.I.’ Fame!

Tom Selleck quashed rumors about his divorce. Speculation swirled that his skyrocketing fame during “Magnum P.I.” caused his split from Jacqueline Ray in the early ’80s. Reports suggested Selleck’s charm led to infidelity in Hawaii while filming, prompting Ray to file for divorce. However, Selleck refuted these claims in a 1982 People cover story, revealing they were separated six months before “Magnum P.I.” even began. “Spouse Dumps Spouse After She Gives Him the Best Years of Her Life,” he quipped, debunking the sensationalism.

Jacqueline and Tom Stayed Close.

Tom Selleck and his ex-wife Jacqueline Ray remained extremely close following their divorce, with Selleck adopting Ray’s son as his own. But it wasn’t long before he rediscovered love when he met Jillie Mack in 1983 during a West End show. They were smitten by her performance and exchanged vows in a secret ceremony in 1987, adopting aliases to protect their privacy. Their love deepened, and they welcomed daughter Hannah Margaret in 1988. Selleck brags about their happy marriage, but keeps the secret of their happiness hidden.

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