Get to Know Tom Selleck's Equestrian Daughter Hannah

Selleck (center) with daughter Hannah (left) and wife Jillie (right), in 2010.

Tom Selleck, a.k.a. the man with the world’s best mustache, is perhaps best known for his iconic roles in television shows like Magnum, P.I. and Blue Bloods, which is currently in its 14th season. But away from the spotlight, he’s also a devoted husband and dad.

Let’s dive into our favorite dapper actor’s journey into fatherhood and introduce you to his impressive daughter and son.

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How many children does Tom Selleck have?

Tom Selleck has two kids: a son named Kevin Shepard, whom he adopted during his marriage to Kevin's mother, Jacqueline Ray, and a daughter named Hannah Margaret Selleck, whom he welcomed with second (and current) wife Jillie Mack.

Who is the mother of Tom Selleck's son?

Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray<p>Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images</p>
Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray

Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Selleck's first marriage was to model Jacqueline Ray. During their marriage, which lasted from 1971 to 1982, Selleck adopted her son from a previous relationship, Kevin Shepard.

Who is the mother of Tom Selleck's daughter?

Tom Selleck shares daughter Hannah with his wife of nearly 40 years, Jillie Mack. The actor met Mack in 1984 when she was starring in the musical Cats in London’s West End.

He explained to AARP that he'd met Mack backstage at the show, but had a hard time building up the confidence to actually ask her out on a date. "She looked pretty good in a leotard," he cracked. "She had to go on [stage]. I was hemming and hawing, and she finally asked, 'Do you want to meet for a cocktail?'"

Mack admitted she had no idea who Selleck was, telling the outlet, "My television had been stolen three months before. I'd never heard of him."

Mack's agent told PEOPLE, “They had dinner one night and it went on from there.” When Mack's contract ended, she followed Selleck across the pond.

Selleck and Mack tied the knot in secret Aug. 7, 1987 (though he says it's 1988). He explained to AARP that they only allowed Polaroid photos at the wedding to avoid any pictures being sold to the press, noting, "We wanted some dignity."

Who is Tom Selleck's son?

Kevin Shepard

Kevin, born in 1966, was the drummer for the band Tonic from 1993 to 1996. He lives a private life out of the spotlight, so little is known about him today.

Who is Tom Selleck's daughter?

Hannah Margaret Selleck

Born Dec. 16, 1988, Hannah grew up on a ranch in Ventura County, California with her parents. From a young age, she showed a passion for all things horses, and even started entering competitions when she was 10.

She went on to attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2011, where she studied communication. Although she tried for a career in PR and communications, her love of horses ultimately won out.

“When I finished college, I thought I might want a career that would support me to ride at a high level as an amateur," she told The Hollywood Reporter, "I got a job at a public relations firm—as an internship—and I worked there for a bit, maybe six months, in Beverly Hills."

"That was the first time that I had been away from the horses, and I was miserable," she continued. "I was only able to ride on the weekends, and that was a huge shock. After that, I realized I have to do the horses, so I quit the PR job."

She then dedicated herself to riding and even opened Descanso Farm, a boutique breeding and training operation for high-end horses.

She’s also into holistic healing, including meditation and yoga.

“I have always been a very mentally strong rider,” she told Modern Luxury Palm Beach. “I have always thought you can just push through everything—so it was shifting my thinking that restorative yoga is just as important as my cardio. That shift is a good thing for sure."

The shift came after a major fall in 2018 shattered her tibia and fibula, ushering in a difficult period of recovery, at which point she also started working with an energy healer.

"We worked on a lot of guided meditations and visualizations,” she told Modern Luxury Palm Beach. “My visualization was imagining myself and my horse in a protective white light, and that we were protected over the jumps, the whole course."

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What is Tom Selleck's daughter famous for?

Unlike her parents, Hannah Selleck is not an actress. Instead, she has gained recognition as a professional equestrian and show jumper.

What does Tom Selleck's daughter do for a living?

Hannah Selleck is a professional equestrian. She founded Descanso Farm, a boutique breeding and training operation focused on producing high-caliber horses within the United States.

She has also done some modeling in the past, including for Adidas.

Does Tom Selleck's daughter ride horses?

Yes, Hannah Selleck has been riding horses since a very young age. She was in the saddle by the age of 4 and started competing at the age of 10.

As a junior rider, Hannah Selleck achieved remarkable success in equestrian competitions. She claimed silver team medals at the prestigious 2005 Prix des States Junior Jumper National Championship and the 2006 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. In 2007, she was the reserve champion at the USEF Hunt Medal Finals. The following year, 2008, proved to be a banner one for Hannah, as she won the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West. At that year's NAJYRC in Parker, Colorado, she took home individual and team gold medals, along with a style of riding award.

Now an adult, Hannah maintains her passion for the sport, actively competing in show jumping events.

"I started riding when I was 4 years old. I grew up on a ranch and was lucky to have some lovely ranch horses," Hannah has said. "My dad knew how to ride; he had learned to ride for Western movies. He is a good horseman."

Did Tom Selleck quit acting to be a dad?

According to Selleck himself, he quit the show Magnum P.I. to have a family. He wanted to prioritize his family life and provide a good environment for his daughter to grow up in.

Selleck bought a 65-acre ranch in Ventura County, California, and became a full-time dad. “I quit Magnum to have a family… 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,” Selleck told People in 2012. He added he and Mack “both thought it was the best environment for [Hannah] to grow up.”

He has also said he needed a break from acting. "I knew intellectually what it would mean in terms of being a public person, but until you've lived it, there's no way to understand it," he said. "I had a feeling of, 'I don't think I'm cut out for this.'"

Where did Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack raise their daughter?

Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack raised their daughter, Hannah Selleck, on a ranch in Ventura County, California. That's where Hannah's passion for horses began.

“There happened to be a local stable very close by," she told Equestrian Living.  "That’s where I dove in along with other activities, but the riding just seemed to be a fit,” she said.

“Because [my parents are] both artists, they believe in the idea that you have to be very passionate about what you do to be successful," she added. "They encouraged me to be passionate about it and immersed in it, and from there it was kind of on me how much I wanted it. They always let me take the lead. If I wanted to move barns or trainers, that was my decision.”

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