Tom Selleck has always remained tight lipped on the subject of his romance with his longtime romantic partner. But something from his past just came up yet again.
Love Strikes Twice
Having been married twice, Tom Selleck has always been fairly private about his personal life. From model Jacqueline Ray to a 30-year marriage to Jillie Mack, today, Selleck has an announcement to share.
Sacrificing For The Family
Most people would never dream of giving up their dream job, but that’s exactly what Tom Selleck did once Hannah was born. “I quit Magnum to have a family,” he said. “It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance.” Tom decided to make a conscious decision to focus on his family, rather than try to juggle work and family. But that’s not all…
Learning From Mistakes
Tom’s first marriage fell apart because of intense pressures from stardom, and he vowed to make sure that it didn’t happen again the second time around. “I’ve found it very difficult to expose my private life and live with it,” Tom said in an interview. “It’s important to nurture your marriage. I think wanting time away from work has been good for that.” He was willing to make the sacrifices of temporarily staying out of the spotlight to focus on family.
“Coffee” With Sophia Loren?
Since Tom was such a heartthrob back in the day, it’s no surprise that his wife Jillie was sometimes concerned about other women trying to steal her man. She became flustered when she found out that bombshell Sophia Loren was their neighbor! Tom explained the circumstances when he was allowed to visit Sophia: “If I was on my way to Home Depot and she was out on the driveway in her bathrobe and she said exactly these words: ‘Thomaso, would you like a cappuccino?”
With fame comes money, and sometimes loads of it. We’ve all heard of rappers and NFL stars who blow through their newfound fortunes almost as quickly as they earned them, but Tom Selleck is a lowkey guy and not interested in keeping up with the Joneses. He’s perfectly content on his ranch with his little family, although he could easily live a flashy and excessive life in front of the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi if he wanted.
Taking A Step Back
Tom is literally salt of the earth – you can find him on any given day doing the dirty work on his farm. His avocado plantation is more than 30 acres, so we’re sure there’s plenty for him to take care of. Tom explained in an interview that he gets restless if he’s sitting inside too long without something productive to do. “So I like to get outside and work on the farm, from fixing roads to clearing brush,” he said.
Tom Selleck isn’t the type to sit back, relax, and take whatever the universe has to often. He’s not exactly a “go with the flow” type of guy, and due to his military background, he’s highly disciplined and not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. That’s why he works on his marriage. “It’s important to nurture your marriage,” he said. “I think wanting time away from work has been good for that.”
Tom Selleck knows exactly how much of a bankable star he is, and how easily he could come back to his A List status in Hollywood whenever he wants. But Tom has no interest in resuming his previous superstardom. His priorities remain his daughter and wife, and he knows exactly how easy it is to get mixed up when you’re in the spotlight too long. He picks family over fame ,and we definitely don’t see that changing any time soon!
Still Going Strong
In an interview with the New York Daily News, Tom explained how his marriage has lasted so long: “Jillie and I have a pretty good partnership. We don’t do anything or make any decisions without consulting each other,” he said. “And if one of us makes a decision involving Hannah, the other parent completely supports that position, even if you disagree.” Good, solid tips from a man with more than 30 years of wedded bliss under his belt!
Helping Today’s Youth
Tom isn’t the type of guy to stay in his private paradise and look down on the peasants from his ivory tower. He is very concerned about what today’s generation of youngsters are turning out like, so he founded his own charity based off his own personal mission, which he named “Character Counts!” Tom Selleck said, “I work with exceptional kids, gang kids, deprived kids, enriched kids and they all have an astounding sense of entitlement.” Time for a reality check!
Tom Selleck had, by all definitions, an idyllic childhood. So he wants to pay it forward and make sure that the youth of today get exposure to the same proper values that he did while growing up in the 1950s. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to loving and involved parents, who set high standards for their four children. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley in California and has always stayed true to his humble roots.
Tom Of All Trades
Tom was always exceptional, even before he made his name in show business. He studied business administration at the prestigious University Of Southern California, where a basketball scholarship – due to his athletic prowess – paid the way for his studies. He worked as a professional model to earn cash on the side, and from there was introduced to an acting coach who encouraged him to try his luck in the entertainment industry. After graduation, he studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Star In The Making
Everything was coming up roses for Tom Selleck at first. Despite never being one to chase fame, stardom seemed to find him easily, and the camera loved him right away. After his success modeling, he impressed agents who came to watch classes at his theater school and he quickly earned gigs in commercials. After an appearance on The Dating Game, Tom was approached by an eager 20th Century Fox executive for a deal. But the tides shifted…