His ranch became the perfect escape for him. Doing grunt work, clearing bushes, and planting about a thousand trees lets Tom Selleck stay fit better than any gym.

Tom Selleck is famous for his role in the hit series “Magnum, P. I,” which made him work so hard that he had to re-learn how to balance his work and personal life. The actor found refuge in his ranch and enjoys doing chores around it daily, and now he gets to have his six grandchildren join him.

Tom Selleck became famous when he landed the role in “Magnum, P.I.” where he starred as investigator Thomas Magnum. The series earned him several awards, including an Emmy. However, in his younger days, Selleck admitted that he got into big trouble that he regrets.

Selleck was adored for his looks, but the actor said he did not always have the confidence or a smooth tongue when it came to women, especially after he divorced his first wife. However, his second wife, Jillie Mack, became someone he could build a connection with after they met backstage at the production of London’s “Cats,” where she was a performer.

The Wiltshire, England-born actress made things easy for Selleck by making the first move. Selleck struggled to get the bravery to approach her, so instead, just before going on stage, Mack asked him to go out for a cocktail after the show. Fate was on their side, and they fell in love before marrying in 1987. Hannah was their only child, and she was brought up out of the spotlight.

Selleck now has six grandchildren from his first child and son from his first marriage, Kevin. He loves them dearly and is happiest when they visit him on his California ranch. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the star wished to see them more but had to be extra careful because his current show, “Blue Bloods,” would be nothing without him.

He loves his ranch, which he purchased after “Magnum, P.I.” wrapped in 1988. The series had consumed so much of his time that he felt the need to isolate himself to regain his sanity, so he took a break from acting and found peace in planting oak trees.

Selleck revealed in an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” that after 36 years of living on the farm, he still loves to see his trees grow. He joked and said he now has baby, teenage, and adult trees.

Selleck Took a Break from Hollywood to Be a Family Man
Selleck loved his time on “Magnum, P.I.” despite the long 90 hours he worked a week. But when the show ended, he took a break to be a present father and husband. They filmed 163 episodes of “Magnum, P.I.,” and Selleck said there would have been a lot more to shoot, but he was tired of the role because he was in every scene.

It eventually dawned on him that having a good work-life balance was something he desperately needed, despite him confessing how difficult the transition was. Ultimately, the ranch became the perfect escape for him.

Now Selleck films “Blue Bloods” every other week by traveling to New York. When he gets a break from filming the television show, he shoots a movie for about a month then he’s back to focusing on his family.

Selleck loves how his ranch contrasts his Hollywood life. After filming a movie, the media usually goes abuzz with criticisms about how good or bad the film is, and the actor shuts out all the noise by appreciating his growing trees.

As simple as planting trees sounds, Selleck loves it because it’s something tangible to watch a living plant blossom, something Hollywood does not allow one to do. Here’s a closer look at what his life is like on his land.

What Is Selleck’s Ranch Routine Like?
Early mornings on his 65-acre ranch are what Selleck adores the most. The celebrity wakes up before his wife daily to put the teakettle on so that when Mack arises she finds hot water ready for consumption.

He finds this ritual pretty romantic, and so does his wife, who has stayed with him for 36 happy years. Mack sacrificed her life in England and moved to New York for her love; over three decades later, she has no regrets.

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