Tom Selleck ‘encourages’ his daughter’s living work

Famous American TV star Tom Selleck and his wife Jillie Mack did everything to support their only daughter Hannah in pursuing a career in equestrianism and in return, they formed the best relationship.

Tom Selleck is a veteran Hollywood idol. The talented actor has wowed fans over the years with stellar performances in films like “Three Men and a Baby” and “Three Men and a Little Lady.”

His most iconic role was when he played private investigator Thomas Magnum in the hit TV series “Magnum PI”. The series was a resounding success worldwide, and his performance earned him an Emmy Award in 1984.

Tom Selleck and his daughter, Hannah Selleck when she was a child [left] Actor Tom Selleck and his daughter Hannah arrive at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007 [right] | Photo: Getty Image instagram.com/hannahselleck

Tom considers family and fatherhood more important than his film career and with this in mind, Tom took a break to focus on his wife and raising children.

That decision turned out to be profitable as his passion, dedication, and support for their daughter made her a decorated equestrian.

Tom Selleck at CBS UpFront at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center on May 19, 2010 | Photo: Getty Images

Tom Selleck had just split from his first wife Jacqueline Ray, a model to whom he had been married for a decade when he met Jellie Mack at a performance of the musical “Cats” in the 1980s.

Mack was scheduled to perform in the musical, and as she was about to take the stage, Tom made her way backstage. Mack makes the first move and invites him out for cocktails.

Tom Selleck at Paley Media Center on October 16, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Their dating went quite smoothly and soon, they were married in a private ceremony in 1987. The actor soon resigned from his role in “Magnum PI” and a year later, the couple greeted pick up daughter Hannah. Later, Tom bought a farm and moved his family in.

Hannah grew up on a 65-acre California farm that her father bought shortly after she was born. The actor was a lover of nature and outdoor activities, and it wasn’t long before he was making an impact on his daughter.

At the age of 4, the young girl was encouraged by her parents to try a variety of activities such as skating, dancing and soccer. Growing up on a farm also meant that Hannah spent a lot of her childhood looking after horses.

Hannah Selleck attends the Pegasus World Cup 2021 Championship Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park on January 23, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images

Hannah rode her first Shetland horse, Sheba, when she was four years old. Her riding lessons continued at Foxfield Equestrian School in Westlake Village, California.

Her parents are very supportive of her passion for horses and will always cheer her on. They didn’t force her to try anything else, and she started competing in equestrianism when she was 10 years old.

By the time she was 14, Hannah was already excelling at both ballet and horseback riding. At this stage, she is asked to choose exactly which of these interests her the most. Hannah goes horse racing.

Tom and Jillie, and Hannah, made this decision together, as a family. They did not choose the homeschool route, like many other young riders, and encouraged her to stay in school.

The famous couple wanted their daughter to find something she was passionate about, but also wanted to raise her like a normal child.

Hannah attended Loyola Marymount University to be close to her coach. This allows her to cycle five or six times a week from Marina del Rey to the ranch, which takes about an hour.

After graduating from University with a degree in Communication, Hannah landed an internship at a public relations firm in Beverly Hills. While working there, she could only ride on weekends.

She felt miserable being away from the horses for so long and after six months she left the job. She took another job with her trainer and became an assistant horse trainer.

Hannah was initially interested in barrel racing and wanted to learn the ropes and become a barrel racer. Unfortunately, there were no horses available for her to train with. It wasn’t long before she shifted focus and felt the same thrill of dancing to the show.

Tom said that he would support her, but he request that she turned professional. He asked her to give up her amateur status and work for the top professionals in the sport to learn the trade.

During her equestrian career, Hannah has qualified for several major Prix level competitions and won several medals. The equestrian star finished the top 5 in St. Moritz, Switzerland; Belgium; Netherlands; and the Canadian Pacific Grand Prix at the 2015 Longines Masters in Los Angeles.

Hannah also finished second at the North American Spruce Meadows, which is one of her best at the five-star level.

Unfortunately, in 2018, Hannah broke both her fibula and tibia when her brace failed to release properly during a fall. This injury prevented her from competing for seven months, but she returned in early 2019.

She run a stable in the Hidden Valley called Descanso Ranch in partnership with her father. Apparently, Tom liked the idea of ​​growing babies and ponies, so he encouraged her to start making one.

Hannah and her father currently own a number of ponies, ranging from 4 years old to newborn. Their plan is to sell them or develop them into top horses for Hannah.


Hannah lives what some might call a gypsy life, moving from place to place to compete. Although she hopes to have a family someday, the star is currently focusing on her career.

Although her career doesn’t allow her to have much free time, Hannah makes sure to save up a little and escape to Palm Beach whenever possible.

The blonde beauty is also an ambassador for Brooke USA, a charity committed to improving the lives of horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world.

Hannah Selleck performing at the 2nd Annual Longines Masters in Los Angeles on October 3, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

She holds dual citizenship because her mother is British, and Hannah considers England her second home. She is quite close with both sides of her family.

Hannah is also planning to study an MBA at Pepperdine University, hoping it will open the door to her career outside of the ring.


Tom Selleck currently plays the New York City police commissioner in the CBS 2 series “Blue Bloods.” Tom talked about his role in “Blue Bloods” and how studio bosses asked for him He must have a mustache to play his police commissioner.

Cast disclosure he doesn’t get much response from fans because social media is very popular nowadays, and he is not computer savvy. However, he also thinks it’s important for the show to continue hosting those family dinners because fans have been looking forward to it.

Tom Selleck, mistress Hannah and wife Jillie Mack at the Special Property Lounge during the People Awards? S Choice on January 9, 2005. | Photo: Getty Images

He revealed that during filming earlier in his career; he would take the time to read to his daughter. Tom makes sure that he only reads books that portray the father as a good person.

Tom admits he wants to be remembered as a good citizen, loved by his family. He declare that family is more important to him than anything else. The actor said the most important role in his life has always been fatherhood and has nothing to do with film or television.

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