The ranch is where the family enjoys spending time together away from the limelight.
Tom Selleck is celebrating his wife Jillie Mack's 65th birthday on their family ranch. The pair got hitched in secret in 1987 and have been together ever since. As Mack turned 65 on Sunday, December 25, the couple's daughter Hannah Selleck filmed the festivities. She shared videos online including one of her mom blowing out her birthday candles captioning it, "HBD mama."
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The family enjoyed the celebrations on their 65-acre ranch in Ventura County, California. It's where the family enjoys spending time together away from the limelight. Tom Selleck once called the ranch "a real blessing" and said that it kept him "sane" throughout the years. In fact, the actor took time off from his work to raise his family. “I worked 90 hours a week and did a movie every break. I quit Magnum to have a family," the star of the ’80s smash hit Magnum, P.I told PEOPLE in 2012.
When the couple welcomed their first child together in 1988, Selleck made the decision to temporarily put his profession on hold. He realized that a rigorous shooting schedule would not allow him to be a dedicated parent and spouse. "It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that." The star added that it was "important to nurture your marriage.”
“My first priority,” Selleck shared, “is time with my family.” The couple also believes that Hannah’s maturity is a result of their country lifestyle. "We both thought it was the best environment for [Hannah] to grow up," Mack added.
Time away from work taught him how to bond with his daughter, Hannah. Talking to CBS Local, the Blue Bloods star recalled that while shooting for TV series and films decades ago, he chose books to read to his daughter. However, he only read those that showed the father as the good guy. “I read to her all the time when she was little, and I said ‘Hannah, I’m not going to read these to you.’ She said ‘Why daddy?’ I said because the dad’s always an idiot,” he said. In real life, Selleck chooses to be a dad who is there for his family. He still prioritizes his family and he's happy with where he is in his life right now. “I’m proud of my work, I still love what I do, and I have my family,” shared Selleck. “I’ve been enormously fortunate.”
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