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Tom Selleck mulls over disaster with 63-acre California ranch: 'It just breaks your heart'

The Blue Bloods star shares his ranch with wife Jillie and his children

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16 April 2024
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Tom Selleck opened up in a new interview about life on his 63-acre avocado farm ranch in California's Ventura County, and how he dealt with the property being affected by droughts.

The star, 79, bought the property formerly owned by Dean Martin in 1988, but in recent years, devastating droughts have destroyed almost all of their avocado trees and 25 of their oaks, which had been standing for 100 years.

In a conversation with People, he got candid about the loss, saying: "That just breaks your heart…But with the rain we've had, the sick ones are getting better, and they're all sprouting a lot of healthy growth."

The actor is currently in the midst of filming the final season of Blue Bloods, in which he has starred as Commissioner Frank Reagan since 2010 over the course of 14 seasons, and will return home every two weeks after shooting in NYC.

5/21/95 Westlake, Calif. The Ranch Home Of Actor Tom Selleck© Getty Images
Tom opened up about life on his California avocado ranch

He described his favorite activities on the ranch as reading the morning paper and driving around on his ATV to check on the wildflowers. "I've planted them for years and they bloom in cycles."

"When it's coldest, one of them blooms and then another one comes in. I know it sounds stupid, but I just watch them grow."

Tom Selleck and Dylan Walsh are seen on the set of "Blue Bloods" on February 24, 2023 in New York City.© Getty Images
The actor returns to his home after every two weeks of filming "Blue Bloods"

What did Tom say about his wife Jillie Mack?

The Friends star also spoke fondly of his family life, his utmost priority, including his wife of nearly four decades Jillie, 66, their daughter Hannah, 35, and his son Kevin, 57, from his first marriage to Jacqueline Ray.

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Jillie Mack and Tom Selleck are seen at the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards at NATPE 2018 at the Fontainebleau Hotel on January 17, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida© Getty Images
Since 1987, Tom has been married to actress Jillie Mack

Tom said that the thing he cherished most about their relationship was "the friendship" between them, adding: "And Jillie's sense of humor." He also talked about often reading Blue Bloods scripts with his wife by his side.

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"I'm one of the last guys to see it, and I'm a good editor," he said, and shared that on the days where he had less going on, he chose "a cigar and a glass of whiskey" as "a nice way to end the day." 

Tom Selleck with his wife Jillie, daughter Hannah and son Kevin© Getty Images
The actor is a dad to daughter Hannah and son Kevin, the latter from his first marriage

"I've had a very good life, a very lucky life. I don’t know if it's what I figured I'd be doing, but it's with a lot of gratitude."

What else has the Blue Bloods star said about living on a farm?

In a 2007 Good Housekeeping interview, he spoke about finding fulfillment in life on the farm. "I live on a 63-acre avocado ranch," he said. "So I like to get outside and work on the farm, from fixing roads to clearing brush." 

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Actors Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes arrive to a screening and panel discussion of CBS's "Blue Bloods" at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2012© Getty Images
The second half of the show's final season airs this fall

"I hate going to the gym, so sweating outdoors sure beats sitting on a stationary bike staring at my navel. And I work cheaper than anyone I could hire to do it." Although he claimed not to be good at being a diligent housekeeper with his huge home.

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"I do try to pick up after myself," the Magnum P.I. star added. "We live a fairly comfortable lifestyle, though it's not as formal as some lavish houses are; we're all OK with a little bit of clutter."

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