Love is not love which alters when it’s alteration finds … it’s an ever-fixed mark. — Shakespeare

This statement can be seen in the lives of Tom Selleck and his wife, Jillie Mack. Most Hollywood marriages can be likened to instant noodles that is mostly over when it reaches your stomach and end in messy lawsuits.

Despite the glaring fact that marriages don’t last in Hollywood, Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack, who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary recently, have managed to write a different script for their union.

Despite being in the spotlight, this couple did not allow the game and fairytale life of Hollywood to get to them or ruin their relationship. Their love for each other keeps waxing strong day after day. So, you might want to ask: “What’s the secret to having a long-lasting marriage?” Let’s take a page out of Tom’s playbook — for one, it’s family above all!

For Selleck, the family is his number one priority. When his daughter, Hannah, was born, Selleck quit the TV show, Magnum, P.I., just to focus on his family.

I quit Magnum to have a family.

His responsibility to his family reigns supreme. When it comes to decision making for his family, Tom and his wife, Jillie, put aside sentiment and make the decision that will best profit their family.
Tom Selleck’s 30-year-old marriage

It’s true that no marriage can survive this long without misunderstanding. Tom and Jillie sure must have had their own share of misunderstandings here and there, but they didn’t let it affect the most important thing in their lives — their family. They stuck together against all odds.

For most people in the showbiz world of Hollywood, it’s kinda hard to differentiate their fantasy from reality, but Tom Selleck is an exception. Once the acting is done and over with, Tom takes off his mask and heads straight home to be a loving husband and doting father to his kids, Kevin and Hannah Selleck.

Apart from putting family first, Tom Selleck has a strong belief system. He believes in God and strongly thinks that’s another factor to having a long, lasting and fulfilling marriage.

We wish them continued bliss in the marriage and hope you picked up one or two things you can apply in your marriage as well.