Because of his stardom, it became particularly difficult for Tom to socialize with any other women. Jillie even felt pretty apprehensive to find out that Sophia Loren, a well-known Italian actress, moved in as their neighbor at one point.
Tom humorously shared, “If I was on my way to Home Depot and she was out on the driveway in her bathrobe and she said exactly these words: ‘Thomaso, would you like a cappuccino?’ I could go in.” We totally don’t blame her, though! Jealousy is absolutely natural.
After some evaluating, the Selleck family decided to move to Ventura, California, and make a 65-acre ranch their new home.
Tom and Jillie believed that it would be the perfect place for their lovely family to grow together. “We both thought it was the best environment for [Hannah] to grow up,” Jillie added. It definitely paid off as we see Hannah growing to be an equestrian star!
Keeping It Private
We live and we learn. Tom definitely learned his lessons in dealing with fame and relationships in the past and he fully intends to never let that destroy his family. He even admitted that he's found it very difficult to expose his private life and live with it.
He added, “It’s important to nurture your marriage. I think wanting time away from work has been good for that.” Good on you, Tom!
The Personal Code
Despite the way he portrays himself with his roles, Tom Selleck actually had a solidified personal code of ethics. In fact, he’s quite the religious person himself! He's said that he tries very hard to conduct himself in an ethical way because that’s important to his stability now.
“We’re a culture that’s so centered on the individual. The culture says that basically nothing is more important than the way you feel.” Truly an honorable man.
Tom has always had a soft spot in supporting and helping today’s youth. This inspiration probably came from his own childhood, growing up with a balanced upbringing in Detroit, Michigan.
At a young age, he was already given much responsibility and independence to take care of himself and find his place in the world. The Sellecks eventually moved to the state of California to start afresh with the kids.