Who Is Tom Selleck’s Wife? All About Jillie Mack

Tom Selleck has been married to his wife, Jillie Mack, for over three decades
Before he was Frank Reagan on Blue Bloods, Selleck was the titular character on the ’80s TV series Magnum, P.I. The hit show was the launching pad for Selleck’s career, but it also led him to temporarily leave the entertainment industry.
Selleck met Mack at the height of his fame while she was performing in the musical Cats. The pair married in 1987, and soon after, he quit Magnum, P.I. so they could start a family together and live a quieter life on a ranch in Ventura, California.
“I’m a fairly private person,” the actor later told PEOPLE in 2020. “And I’ve always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. It’s always about them.”
He eventually returned to acting, but his focus has always been on Mack and his children.
So, who is Tom Selleck’s wife? Here’s everything to know about Jillie Mack and her decade-long relationship with the actor.

She played Rumpleteazer in Cats in the early ’80s

Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack during 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, United States
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Mack spent her mid-20s starring in the West End musical Cats as Rumpleteazer. The musical wasn’t just an impressive milestone on Mack’s résumé; it also brought her to Selleck.
In 1983, Selleck was in London filming Lassiter and spent his afternoons seeing Cats — an after-work activity his costar Jane Seymour found odd. “He kept telling me how great Cats was,” Seymour told PEOPLE in 1984. “I thought it was good, but I couldn’t see going back a dozen times.”
Mack’s agent told PEOPLE, “They had dinner one night and it went on from there.” When her contract with the musical was up, Mack moved to the U.S. to continue her relationship with the actor.

She and Selleck planned their 1987 wedding under fake names

Tom Selleck and wife, Jillie Mack during 8th Anniversary of the Grand Havana Room and the Premiere of James Orr’s Documentaries on the Fuente Family – Arrivals at The Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills, California, United States
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On Aug. July 1987, the couple tied the knot at a Victorian-style, open-all-hours wedding chapel near Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Only a handful of family members were present at the couple’s secret wedding, including Selleck’s brother, Bob, who arranged everything with fake names in hopes of throwing off the public and the media. Even the minister left in the dark; they were expecting a “Tom Jenkins” and a “Suzie Mark.”
A local Nevada paper ran a story about the celebrity couple’s nuptials a month later, alerting the world of their private ceremony.
“They were both nervous, like any other couple about to get married,” the chapel’s pastor recalled of Selleck and Mack’s big day. “He was very concerned that the service be heartfelt, very concerned for her that the service be meaningful. He is a very warm, caring man.”
Prior to his marriage with Mack, Selleck was married to actress Jacqueline Ray for 11 years; the pair finalized their divorce in 1982.
Their daughter is a professional equestrian
Hannah Selleck, Actor Tom Selleck and wife Jillie Mack arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Killers” held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 1, 2010 in Hollywood, California
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The couple welcomed daughter Hannah Margaret Selleck on Dec. 16, 1988. Hannah spent most of her childhood on their family ranch, where she learned how to take care of horses. “We both thought it was the best environment for her to grow up,” Mack told PEOPLE in 2012. Selleck added that their country lifestyle had a positive influence on Hannah’s maturity as well.

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