Actor Tom Selleck and his longtime wife Jillie Mack have enjoyed a long-standing relationship and successful careers. However, rather than talking about the city wedding, they made an unpopular choice.
Tom Selleck has all the charms and thrills of a top actor, but the “Blue Bloods” star probably deserves an award for keeping the biggest news of his life a secret without giving his fans a clue.
Most celebrities look forward to the day when they walk down the aisle with the love of their life. Usually this turns out to be a big publicity stunt for these stars as most magazines and newspapers feature them on their covers, but Selleck doesn’t appear to be that type of celebrity.
The 76-year-old actor and his wife Jillie Mack tied the knot in 1987, a few years after the actor’s first marriage ended. His marriage to Mack came as a shock to the actor’s fans, who claimed they didn’t see it coming.
Their romance had started a few years before the wedding, but the two stars made sure to keep their big day out of the public eye. The couple went so far as to use aliases to guarantee premium secrecy.
Selleck’s brother helped the couple plan a secret wedding ceremony. Details of the wedding have been kept under wraps, and the couple used aliases like Tom Jenkins and Suzie Mark when planning the occasion.
The priest leading the ceremony had no idea who he was at the wedding until moments before the event. To prevent leaks of images from the event, Polaroid cameras were used.
The actor noted that living his life outside of Hollywood helps him maintain his sanity.
Selleck and his wife arrived at the scene casually and changed to their wedding attire in separate rooms. The occasion was intimate and touching for the lovers who exchanged their vows in front of a close family.
It was almost a month after the wedding that we learned that the famous actor had walked down the aisle for the second time. After an initial denial, Selleck’s publicist confirmed the news but gave no further details.
The couple welcomed their first child together a year after their private ceremony in Lake Tahoe. After becoming a dad, Selleck took time off from his career to focus on his family, and it’s a decision he doesn’t regret.
The couple have been together for nearly four decades and they’ve made sure to put their families before their careers. The couple moved their family on a ranch in Ventura County, Calif., to raise their daughter away from Hollywood.
Finding a balance between work and family has been one of Selleck’s most valuable skills. The actor noted that living his life outside of Hollywood helps him maintain his sanity.
Selleck and Mack first crossed paths when she starred in the West End production of “Cats” in 1984. The actor was would have charmed by her performance and wanted to meet her. After their first dinner, the lovebirds realized they had butterflies for each other, and the rest, they say, is history.