Is Tom Selleck Gay? Married Jillie Mack With Crazy Net Worth

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The signature mustache and sexy macho bravado that is Tom Selleck has kept everyone who adores him enamored for years. The American actor/producer, who turned 75 on January 29, 2020, is now believed to have a net worth of $45 million.

When he exploded on to the scene in 1980 as Magnum P.I. he stole the hearts weekly of many, many women. And men?

Tom Selleck starred as Thomas Sullivan Magnum in Magnum, P.I., is American crime drama television series that ran from 1980 to 1988Tom Selleck starred as Thomas Sullivan Magnum in Magnum, P.I., is American crime drama television series that ran from 1980 to 1988

There was a time when the whispers ran wild….is he gay? Could he be? If that was the truth, and it was confirmed it could have meant an end to his career in the mid-1990s.

Debunking that myth became the sole focus of the actor, and confirming that he was neither homosexual nor homophobic proved to be a little more difficult for Tom than imagined.

Pictured in 1997, Tom Selleck married Jillie Joan Mack on August 7, 1987Pictured in 1997, Tom Selleck married Jillie Joan Mack on August 7, 1987

Selleck landed on the scene in the 1980s in his breakout role as Thomas Magnum in the wildly popular TV show Magnum P.I., and from there he went on to star in such popular movies as “Three Men and a Baby,” and “Mr. Baseball.”

The rumors started about his sexual orientation the second he became popular, but really intensified when an anonymous poster featured him, along with a few others, claiming they were gay.

These anonymous posters were distributed all around New York City by a well- known at the time gay activist group and then subsequently caught the attention of a popular tabloid magazine, “The Globe.”

Tom Selleck with his wife Jillie Mack and his daughter Hannah Margaret Selleck at the 2000 Emmy AwardsTom Selleck with his wife Jillie Mack and his daughter Hannah Margaret Selleck at the 2000 Emmy Awards

The magazine published the pictures of these posters to its million-plus audience, along with a headline definitively claiming that the actor, was indeed, gay.

This infuriated Selleck who had been battling these rumors for years that he felt were totally unfounded and without merit.

Selleck went on to sue The Globe, a choice he felt he had to make in order to clear his name and keep his career intact.

Tom Selleck with his wife Jillie Mack and his daughter Hannah Margaret Selleck at the 2004 Emmy AwardsTom Selleck with his wife Jillie Mack and his daughter Hannah Margaret Selleck at the 2004 Emmy Awards

At the time, Selleck was concerned that suing the tabloid would add more fuel to the fire and give more life to the scandal, but he erred on the side of the truth, which he demanded to be printed as a retraction.

”I thought suing the tabloid was right,” Selleck told Entertainment Weekly in 1991 on the Chicago set of his new movie, Folks.

”I didn’t think in terms of giving them more publicity. There is a very important issue here about how people lie. If truth and justice can still be used in the same sentence — and I think they still can — then this thing will work itself out just fine.”

Is Tom Selleck still married?

The actor, twice married, was first wed to Jacqueline Ray (1971-1982), who also starred in the Magnum P.I. series. They married prior to his breakout role in P.I.

Although they did not have any children of their own, Selleck adopted Jacqueline’s son from a previous marriage, Kevin.

They were reported to divorce due to the stress of the star’s overnight fame and the overwhelming female attention Tom attracted from adoring fans.

A fan carrying a signed photo of Tom Selleck at PaleyFest NY 2014A fan carrying a signed photo of Tom Selleck at PaleyFest NY 2014

Tom went on to marry Jillie Mack, an English born actress, who also had a part in Magnum P.I.

He fell for her while in London, filming his movie, “Lassiter.” At the time, Mack was appearing in the Broadway hit, “Cat’s,” which Selleck kept returning to nightly to watch Mack perform.

Not long after, she was seen by his side at movie premieres and award ceremonies, and soon after they were married in a very secret ceremony in 1987. They are still married to this day and have one daughter, Hannah.

Actor-producer Tom Selleck and wife-actress Jillie Mack attend the CBS' 'The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special'Actor-producer Tom Selleck and wife-actress Jillie Mack attend the CBS’ ‘The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special’ at CBS Television City on October 4, 2017, in Los Angeles, California

Selleck’s lawsuit against The Globe would prove to be successful. According to The Los Angeles Times, the magazine reportedly settled the $20 million lawsuit with Tom for an undisclosed amount.

The magazine did end up printing a retraction, which stated “the Globe did not intend to express or imply that Tom Selleck is or was ever a homosexual.”

Tom Selleck's 12-second kiss with Kevin Kline in In & Out, a 1997 American comedy film, in which he plays gay on-camera entertainment reporter Peter MalloyTom Selleck’s 12-second kiss with Kevin Kline in In & Out, a 1997 American comedy film, in which he plays gay on-camera entertainment reporter Peter Malloy

Tom Selleck continues to this day captivating his audience as New York City Police Commissioner, Frank Reagan, in the hit TV series, “Blue Bloods.”

“I don’t think there is an end point,” Tom told People in a May 2020 interview about the American police procedural drama television series. “I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older.”

Blue Bloods stars Tom Selleck as New York City Police Commissioner Frank ReaganBlue Bloods stars Tom Selleck as New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan

“There is an evolution. It started out as a character-driven show and it’s even more than that now. When you get to a point like this, and we certainly had it on [Magnum P.I.], the audience is really inside the main characters’ heads,” he added, referencing the 1980s series that made him a star.

Magnum, P.I. (CBS) Season 2 1981-1982: John Hillerman (as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III/Elmo/Father Patty McGinnis), Tom Selleck (as Thomas Sullivan Magnum III)Magnum, P.I. (CBS) Season 2 1981-1982: John Hillerman (as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III/Elmo/Father Patty McGinnis), Tom Selleck (as Thomas Sullivan Magnum III)

Although Selleck is 30 plus years post his Magnum P.I. days, he continues to exude an appeal than few have been able to duplicate, and his fans no doubt continue to appreciate.

Tom Selleck Facts

Net Worth:$45 million
Full Name:Thomas William Selleck
Born:January 29, 1945, in Detroit, MI
Dating/Husband:Jillie Mack (m. 1987), Jacqueline Ray (m. 1971–1982)
Kids:Hannah Margaret Selleck and Kevin Selleck
Weight:194 lbs / 88 kg
Feet/Shoe Size:13 (US)
Height:6’4″ (193 cm)
Nationality:American
Source of Wealth:Film and Television
Ethnicity/Race:English, Scottish, Irish, and German
Credit: Michael Carpenter / WENN / FayesVision

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