TOM SELLECK — THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Tom Selleck has graced our screens for years, playing iconic roles and always with his trademark mustache. From humble beginnings to being immortalized as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was his charming nature and dashingly good looks that won the world over. Now, it seems he’s passed those good looks on to his daughter, whose questionable career in modeling coupled with her own father’s scandals have all but destroyed their relationship.

His First Love

After dating for less than a year, Tom Selleck and model Jacqueline Ray were wed on May 15, 1971. They were married for 11 years, with Selleck even adopting Ray’s son, Kevin. Though their marriage didn’t last, his hit show did, which he landed towards the end of their marriage.

Finally Famous

At the age of 35, he had finally found the perfect role. He was cast as the main lead in Magnum P.I. and his life was forever changed. Through eight seasons and 163 episodes, Selleck’s mustache, Ferrari, Hawaiian t-shirts, and all the classic elements of the show became lasting favorites of fans everywhere. But something was missing…

Last But Not Least

Selleck wanted to start a family and just seven years after Magnum P.I. ended, he married his second wife, Jillie Mack. At a 24-hour wedding chapel in Lake Tahoe, Nevada they were married in a secret ceremony and had only polaroid photos taken so no negatives could be leaked to the press. Maybe secrecy was the key because this time the marriage lasted 30 years and counting.

A Loving Father

When his daughter, Hannah, was born, Selleck’s whole life was changed. They made the decision to move to a 60-acre avocado farm outside of Hollywood so they could raise her out of the spotlight. But as she grew up, it was the spotlight that she craved.


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Young Beauty

From a young age, it was apparent that she had inherited her parent’s good looks. With her long, slender frame and beautifully defined features, she was stunning at every red carpet event she attended with her father and most likely got the modeling bug from these glamorous outings.

Modeling Career

After graduating college, she finally decided to try her hand at it and was signed as the face of Reviver, an on-the-go wipe designed to freshen up your clothing and eliminate any bad odors. Hannah jumped at the opportunity, but shocked the world with her risque photos…

A Concerned Father

A source close to the family shared how Selleck was struggling with the situation saying, “He wanted to be sure she was making the right choices. She’s had great success as an accomplished equestrienne and the photos projected a very different kind of image.” Taking a look at these photos, though. it’s not hard to see why he was concerned, but it turns out the Magnum P.I.-actor had some scandal skeletons in his closet…

A Dark Decision

Selleck’s farm, horses, home and everything he built for himself and his family was threatened a few years back when California suffered a terrible drought. The actor went from having everything to suddenly being on the brink of losing it all. All of those years in Hollywood finally caught up to him, and the once honest and upright man did the unthinkable…


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Criminal Action

Selleck hired a truck to illegally transfer around $1.4 million worth of water over district boundaries so he wouldn’t lose his farm. In 2015, he was hit with a lawsuit by the Calleguas Municipal Water District whose private investigator discovered that a tanker truck had multiple times been filled at a hydrant in another district and then driven towards Selleck’s property. So, what was the retribution for his illegal act?

Almost Getting Off Scot-Free

After stealing $1.4 million in water, Selleck only had to pay $21,000 in the settlement. The private investigator alone who uncovered his misdeeds cost the Calleguas Municipal Water District $22,000. How ironic was it that this real P.I. couldn’t foil the carefully laid plans of a man whose job it was to act the part of one. It just goes to show what lots of money, power, and expensive lawyers will get you.

Sexy Shoot

It’s no surprise then given her father’s dirty secrets that Hannah felt the need to break out on her own and set herself apart from her father

Proving A Point

There’s no doubt that Hannah has the physique and perfectly toned body for the industry, but with these photos being so far outside her usual “good girl” image, it seems like she’s trying to prove a point.


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Family Drama

In a Lady Gaga inspired move, she was also photographed posing with meat hanging out of her mouth…something very out of character for her.

Broken Relationship

Since birth, Hannah’s meant the world to her father, and he would do anything to protect her. Her brief stint with modeling, however, may have been the result of her own father’s scandals and the damaging effect it had on their relationship.

No Harm, No Foul

Despite this blight on his character and reputation, Selleck has continued to have an unaltered career. He’s portrayed Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the hit show Blue Bloods since 2010. When asked why he wanted to leave Magnum, Selleck replied, “Magnum, P.I. went to 163 shows and we still had ground to cover…I was tired from it because I was in every shot.”

Never A Bad Word

Despite being overworked on Magnum P.I., his co-star, Larry Manetti, gushed about Selleck in his memoir. According to Manetti, there was nothing subpar about Selleck’s work ethic, attitude, charity work, or loyalty to the cast and crew. So when he received a bonus for finishing the show, it’s no surprise what he spent it on…


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Thinking Of Others

Selleck received a $350,000 bonus from Universal Studios during the final season of the show. He immediately used that money to buy lavish gifts for others such as Rolex watches and even a Porsche, but the most touching gesture was when he gave each member of the cast and crew a $1,000 bonus as a symbol of his gratitude

Box Office Smash

That $350,000 was nothing to Selleck, though. Only a year prior, he had starred in the comedy film Three Men and a Baby. After the film launched him to stardom, it went on to gross over $170 million in the States and secure the status of the biggest box office hit of the year. But it was his role in a certain hit tv show that launched his career even further…

Friends

Friends fans will remember him as the handsome Dr. Richard Burke, third best guest character on the show and one of the top two fan favorites out of all of Monica’s boyfriends. Despite only being on the show for a total of 10 episodes, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

A Coninued Legacy

The Magnum P.I. legacy will continue to live on thanks to a spin-off show that’s in the works. Eva Longoria will spearhead the sequel as executive producer. The all-female cast will be a wonderfully fresh, modern take on the original and complement the storyline of Lily, Magnum’s daughter, as she travels to Hawaii to follow in her father’s footsteps.


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Charitable In Every Way

Now, Tom Selleck may be tall, dark and insanely talented, but he’s also an avid philanthropist. To name just a few of his endeavors, he’s a board member for The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics, spokesman for the National Fatherhood Initiative, committee member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and active part of the Student/Sponsor Partnership Program in New York City.

Did You Know?

In addition to being the very first celebrity guest on The View back in 1997, he was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in 2000. His iconic Hawaiian shirt can currently be found in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The Beginning

Tom Selleck was born in Detroit to two loving parents. When they relocated to California, Selleck started out as a model and got his first break on the ’60s show, The Dating Game. He was so much of an instant sensation that Pepsi seized the opportunity to have him in one of their commercials, the first in a long line of commercials he would go on to do in his career.