Tom Selleck is one of the finest actors in the time of 1980s and he is still popular. With a great mustache on his face, he looks like a bold guy.
But sadly, there is a rumor throughout his career saying he is homosexual and homophobe, only with little evidence or just from some movie scene where Tom Selleck acts like a gay for a second.
Tom Selleck Family
Tom Selleck was born in 1940 in Detroit and till now he has been married twice.
Whereas his first marriage happened with a model Jacqueline Ray in 1971 but sadly the marriage lasted for only 11 years and in 1982 they divorce. From this relation, Tom has a son named Kevin Selleck.
Later Tom married Jillie Mack in 1987, this time the couple was blessed with a daughter Hannah Margaret Selleck.
His career boom when he played a role in the CBS crime drama Magnum P.I. This series ran for 8 years from 1980 to 1988 and from his series he also got nominated for The Best Actor role.
In seven times nomination, he win one award in 1985.
Selleck has appeared on box office hit movies named “Three Men and a Baby“. Tom’s acting journey has not ended till now still, he has been playing a role as a Frank Regan in “Blue Bloods”.
Tom Selleck vs The Globe
In the early 90s, there was some legal battle between The Globe and Tom Selleck.
The Globe started to post about Tom Selleck’s sexuality stating him as gay. In 1991 there was a gay rights campaign all over the US and many news companies were supporting this act. At that time, The Globe company started to publish place cards with a photo of celebrities who were homosexual or bisexual.
But in Placards, there was a photo of Tom Selleck with the words written “absolutely queer”. So, this was an actual reason which cause a legal battle between Tom Selleck and The Globe.
Suing The Globe
Tom Selleck filed a lawsuit with, a 16-page complaint that claimed about the injury that Tom Selleck faced on his name, which also injure his family’s reputation, relationship, and many more legal terms.
The lawsuit was $20 million, but the case was settled down in August 1991 with the undisclosed amount of sum.
Tom’s First Gay Character Movie Role
Tom has played the role of gay in the movie named In & Out which was released in 1997.
In the movie scene, Tom Selleck played the role of a closeted TV reporter who was gay and was hiding the truth about his sexuality from the world for a long time.
“Because I had sued several tabloids for falsely saying I was gay, people were saying I was anti-gay,” Selleck said in a 2015 issue of TV Guide. “Playing the role ended both those rumors.”
“I don’t know where it comes from,” he told TV Guide, when he was asked about the rumors about being gay. “I guess some folks who are gay want me to be gay. That’s fine with me. You haven’t made it until people want to make up things about you.”