Jacqueline Mary Ray is a former American model and actress, who gained more public attention as the first wife of famous actor Tom Selleck.
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Early life and educational background
No information about Jacqueline’s childhood is publicly available except that she was born on July 17, 1952 in Burbank, California, USA; her zodiac sign is Cancer, her birthstone is Ruby and she is an American national. She was able to enroll from high school, but had no college education. She is very closed when it comes to her parents or if she had siblings. She likes to separate her private life from her public persona.
Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray1970(1° marriage per person)
Modeling as a teenager was Jacqueline’s first exposure to the spotlight. Although she could model top brands and was on the cover of magazines in the 80’s, she never made it to the top. She then started looking for acting roles in Hollywood but again ended up with meager results until she was cast in the movie “In Like Flint” released in March 1967, an action comedy starring James Coburn and directed by Gordon Douglas. Her performance was good enough to get noticed by other producers, and it opened doors to better roles.
Her most notable movies were sci-fi thrillers: “The Killings at Outpost Zeta” with Jackson Boswick in 1980, which gave her her first starring role; and “Beyond the Universe” with David Ladd in 1981. Both films were directed by Robert Emenegger and Allan Sandle.
She also worked in several popular TV series in the 1980s, such as “Dallas” and “Magnum PI”. ”, aired in 2007, top billed by Emma Roberts.
Jacqueline has been married three times – her first marriage was so low key that apart from his last name, Sheppard, no one knew who her first husband really was.
They had a son named Kevin, who was born in 1966 before divorcing.
Her marriage to Tom Selleck
She found another chance at love with the famous actor-producer Tom Selleck – she started dating him in 1970, and after a year they got married on May 15, 1971. He decided to adopt her only son and even give him his last name to use. Tom was still a struggling actor when they met, and she supported him in pursuing his acting career. They were together for 11 years but ended in divorce on August 10, 1982, just two years after he became famous.
No official statement was released explaining the decision, as most celebrities do when they break up, but Hollywood insiders attribute the fallout to his rising popularity and “celebrity lifestyle” when he was shooting for “Magnum PI.” in Hawaii. Tom commented on it during one Interview with Pens and Patron in September 2019 about learning from past mistakes – ‘I found it very difficult to expose and live with my private life.’ He went on to say that he saw what stardom did to his previous relationship in the ’80s, and doesn’t want his new family to suffer the same fate.
Who is Tom Selleck?
Tom is an American actor, producer and is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is best known to the baby boomer generation as Thomas Magnum, a charming, savvy private investigator on the hit television series “Magnum, PI,” which aired from 1980 to 1988. Generation X would probably know him as Dr. Richard Burke, Monica’s much older boyfriend on the hugely popular TV sitcom ‘Friends’. Today’s millennials would recognize him as NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan in “Blue Bloods,” which aired in 2010. While much more visible on television, he has also appeared in over 40 films. When he’s not filming, he stays on his avocado farm with his wife of 33 years, Jillie Joan Mack, and only daughter named Hannah.
It took Jacqueline a third try to find her perfect match – she married Clarence Barry Witmer in March 1992. After a very public failure with her second marriage, this time she kept the relationship private. Apart from the fact that they are still together, little else is known about them.
Jacqueline has an only son from her first marriage, who took his adoptive father’s surname and is now known as Kevin Selleck. At the age of 22, his parents committed him to the Betty Ford Center because of an alcohol problem; after the rehab period, he was able to pursue other interests such as making music and composing.
He was previously the drummer for the rock band Tonic. The album his band made went platinum and he was ecstatic, but it was short-lived as he left the band after an argument with another member. He also tried his hand at acting by appearing in “Magnum PI” and “Scream 2” with the help of his stepfather Tom.
In between, Kevin continued to run into issues such as maxing out his credit cards and getting more unpaid bills. At the moment, he is out of the public eye, and the last reported about him was that he is married to Anabella, who was a cloakroom assistant on the TV series “All Saints”, and they have six children.
Rumors, fake news and interesting facts
Some online sites claim that Jacqueline was involved in a crime by hiring a hitman to kill her son-in-law and that she is currently serving an 18-year prison sentence – this is fake news and totally untrue. While a true crime was committed and someone was sent to prison, the convicted woman is not the actress, but unfortunately share the same name, which caused confusion. She has no daughter by her third husband, and therefore no son-in-law. The real perpetrator was an African American woman and that alone should have stopped other celebrity sites from making this huge mistake.
Jacqueline is 1.7m tall and has a slim body with the right curves as expected from models like her. Since her last appearance on TV in 2007, she has maintained her figure and has aged gracefully.
Wealth and salary
She started modeling in the 1960s before venturing into acting. Sources estimates her net worth as of early 2020 to be around $5 million.