Why Tom Selleck Shies Away From the Spotlight These Days

Michigan-born actor Tom Selleck is undoubtedly best known for his role as a private investigator “Thomas Magnum” on the 1980s television series Magnum, P.I. He’s done plenty of work since those days but has tended to remain quiet about his private life. That is, until recently when he opened up about his marriage to Jillie Joan Mack. Read on and we’ll discuss why Selleck is choosing to spend less time in the spotlight and more time on a farm these days.

Everybody Wanted Some

Tom Selleck Sighting - November 25, 1996
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Selleck’s role as the Hawaii-based private investigator Thomas Magnum catapulted him into the public eye. Fans had posters of him plastered on their walls, and everybody wanted a piece of him.

And then when 1998 rolled around, People magazine cemented Selleck as a legit heartthrob when it selected him as one of the 50 most beautiful men on the planet. He was right up there along with Denzel Washington, Sean Connery, and Mel Gibson. This was not a bad group to be a part of.

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