Tom Selleck has been a household name for decades now, thanks to evergreen shows like Magnum P.I. and Friends that he has been a part of. Besides his career, this immensely talented actor has been quite lucky in his love life as well. 

Selleck has been married to his wife Jillie Mack since 1987. So, what’s the key to Sellecks’s blissful marriage? Read along to find out!

The Secret to a Successful Marriage—Balance

Despite his profession, Selleck is a private person who is not comfortable sharing his personal life with the public. We can imply his preference for a quiet life because the actor quit the hit show Magnum P.I. to live a more peaceful life with his family. 

Hannah, Tom Selleck, and Jillie Mack arrive in the premiere of 'Killers' (Source: Getty Images)

In an interview with People in 2020, the actor shared his gratefulness for the career he loved and the private life he has successfully maintained. For the actor, the balance between work and family has always been paramount. 

I’m a fairly private person. I’ve always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. I’m proud of my work, I still love what I do, and I have my family.

After all these years, the actor still values family time above all. The actor who is now appearing in the police drama Blue Bloods spends any spare time in hand with his wife, Jillie. 

The loving husband of Jillie is a father of two. His eldest son is Kevin, with his first wife, Jacqueline Ray. He has a daughter, Hannah, from his second marriage with Jillie. The actor credits his partner and children for keeping him sane. 

Selleck and Mack’s Romance

Selleck was a 38-year divorcee when he met the love of his life, Mack. Mack played Rumpleteazer in the musical Cats, and Selleck had a thing for the show. 

A dinner date between the duo eventually turned into a romance of a lifetime. 

After Mack’s contract with Cats was over, she transferred to Hawaii. Not long after, she was seen accompanying the handsome actor in events like Emmys and red carpets for various movies and shows. 

It didn’t take long for the romantic duo to realize how great they were together. They got hitched in a secret ceremony in 1987 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

To keep their marriage away from the media and tabloids, the true identity of the 80s superstar and his lady love was hidden from everyone, including the minister who was to marry them. 

The very next year, the loving duo welcomed their first daughter, Hannah. 

Selleck was so committed and serious about his relationship with Mack and his family that he backed down from his career while he was at the peak to give time to his family and marriage. 

It’s important to nurture your marriage. I think wanting time away from work has been good for that.