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Jacqueline Ray – Tom Selleck’s ex-wife, bio, career, net worth

Who is Jacqueline Ray?

Jacqueline Ray is a famous actress who has acted in several movies, and TV shows In Like Flint, Killings of Outpost Zeta, Magnum P. I, and so on.

Jacqueline is a name of Hebrew origin that means “holder of the wheel” or “supplanter.” It also means “May God protect.”

She’s the ex-wife of Tom Selleck and the mother of Kevin Selleck.

Jacqueline Ray quick facts

Full nameJacqueline Mary Ray Selleck
BirthdateJuly 17, 1952
Age70 years old
BirthplaceBurbank, California, USA
HoroscopeCancer
ProfessionModel and Actress
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseClarence Barry Witmer (1991- )

Tom Selleck (1971-1982)

Unknown man
ChildrenKevin Selleck

Umeko Ray
SalaryN/A
Net worth$5 million
EthnicityNative American
NationalityAmerican
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Waist size24 inch
Bra size36 inch
Hip size36 inch

Jacqueline Ray interesting facts

1. Jacqueline Ray wanted to become a model since her teenage years

Jacqueline was born in Burbanks, California, United States. She was gorgeous, and she knew that. 

Thus, she wanted to become a model since she was a teenager. After getting lots of admiration, she decided to pursue a career in acting.

2. Jacqueline Ray is Tom Selleck’s first wife

Jacqueline was married to a man with the surname “Shepard” before she met Tom. 

Jacqueline and Tom started dating in 1970 and got married on May 15, 1971. 

Tom was Jacqueline’s second husband whereas, Jacqueline was Tom’s first.

3. Jacqueline Ray has married three times

As said earlier, Jacquline was first married to a man surnamed Shepard. She divorced him somewhere in 1966.

Then she was married to Tom Selleck from 1971-1982.

Finally, she has been married to Clarence Barry Witmer since 1992. Some say that she married for the fourth time with a man named Rev. Edmond Holle Plaehn.

4. Jacqueline Ray has only two children

Jacqueline has only two kids. She first had a son named Kevin Selleck. He was born to her first husband; however, her second husband, Tom Selleck, adopted him. 

Kevin is an actor and musician.

She shares a daughter named Umeko Roberts with Clarence.

5. Jacqueline played minor roles in movies

Despite being a model, she wanted to pursue a career in acting. She debuted in the movie “Like Flint.”

She got a chance to play a female lead in “Killings of Outpost Zeta.” 

After marrying Tom Selleck, she came into the limelight and even got a role in his series “Magnum P.I..”

Jacqueline Ray childhood

Jacqueline was born on July 17th, 1952. She was born and raised in Burbanks of California, USA. She grew up in an American family.

Jacqueline’s family follows Christianity. Her family was of white ethnicity.

Jackie Ray Selleck, December 1985

Jacqueline Ray was born under the sign of Cancer. It was during her teenage years that she knew that she wanted to be a model. She realized that she was beautiful, and was becoming popular in high school.

She started receiving compliments, and that pushed her to pursue a career in Hollywood.

Jacqueline Ray relationships

Since Jacqueline Ray was naturally pretty, there’s been no short of men in her life who were attracted to her like a moth is to the fire.

Even when it comes to marriage, she married thrice in her life.

Although she’s mostly known as Tom Selleck’s wife, her marriage to Tom Selleck was not the first. It might come off as a surprise but Kevin Selleck is not Tom Selleck’s biological son.

Before Tom, Jacqueline was married to whom she had a son Kevin.

She hasn’t disclosed the real name of the man or his whereabouts but looking at Kevin Selleck, he must be pretty good-looking.

The only thing known about the man who was married to Jacqueline Ray is that his last name is Shepard.

Jacqueline gave birth to their baby Kevin S. Shepard in the year 1966. They got divorced soon after that. She decided to raise her son by herself.

Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray Selleck

Jacqueline came to the attention of mainstream media because of her marriage to Tom Selleck. Tom Selleck is an American actor and producer who came to Hollywood from Detroit of Michigan.

Tom was a famous name back then in the TV, and film industry.

He was known for the roles he performed, his mustache, and most importantly his Ferrari 308 GTS.

Tom began dating Jacqueline Ray in 1970. They fell in love and decided very early that they should get married.

The following year on May 15th, 1971, they married. It was Tom’s first marriage and Jacqueline’s second.

Tom has a big heart, and he accepted all of Jacqueline as if it were his own.

He even adopted her son and gave her son his last name. From that day, Kevin Shepard came to be known as Kevin Selleck.

Tom and Jacqueline’s marriage couldn’t last long. They got divorced on August 10th, 1982.

Even though Kevin wasn’t his son, Tom wanted to be involved with his stepson even after the divorce. It shows that he bonded very well with his son while he was married to Jacqueline Ray.

Jacqueline Ray and Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck has even served his time in the military. He was the Sergeant and fulfilled his duties as a soldier in the United States.

His career in movies started with smaller movies. Small college projects and dramas learned him recognition and soon he was a known face.

His breakthrough role was the lead role of Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I. is an American crime drama that ran for 8 seasons on the CBS television network. Jacqueline has also acted in the TV series.

Tom Selleck is known for several other projects other than Magnum P.I.

His other famous role is that of Peter Mitchell in Three Men and a Baby.

He was also appreciated for playing the role of NYPP Commissioner Frank Reagen in Blue Blood. The series has been running since 2010.

He has several other notable roles under his belt like The Rockford Files, Mr. Basketball Lassiter, Las Vegas, and so on.

His role as Richard in the famous 90s sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S is still remembered. Richard was the love interest of Monica Geller played by Courtney Cox.

In his career, he has been awarded several awards and recognition. He has won two Golden Globe Awards, and three People Choice Awards.

He has also won the Emmy Awards, the most recognized award for television, in the year 1985, and Golden Globe Award in the same year.

After Jacqueline, Tom married Jillie Joan Mack on August 7th of the year 1987.

He has a daughter, Hannah from the second marriage. She was born on December 16th, 1988.

Clarence Barry Witmer and Jacqueline Ray

Jacqueline also married after her second divorce. She was married to a man named Clarence Barry Witmer on March 21, 1992. She shares a daughter named Umeko Roberts with Clarence.

Nobody knows if they’re still married.

Jacqueline Ray children

Jacqueline Ray Kevin Selleck

Jacqueline Ray raised her son by herself. When she was later married to actor Tom Selleck, Tom decided to adopt Kevin. Hence, Kevin turned from Kevin Shepard to Kevin Selleck.

Kevin is an actor and musician but he is yet to make a name. The work he got was mainly due to his parent’s network.

Kevin was interested in music from an early age. He is a fantastic drummer.

The band was called Tonic. Tonic is an American rock band. The band was formed by Emerson Hart and Jeff Russo in 1993. Emerson was the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band while Jeff Russo was the backup vocalist and lead guitarist.

They added a few members later which included Kevin Selleck as the drummer. Tonic was well known for its song Lemon Parade which was released in 1996. It got the band quite a lot of fame in the early stage of their career.

Unfortunately, he left the band due to his personal problems with the band. Kevin and the band member’s relationship went sour over the period of time.

After that, he also visited Ford Rehabilitation Center for Drug Addiction.

Kevin has also worked in movies and tv shows. His first break was in a TV show called Magnum, P.I.

Kevin appeared as a grandson in an episode in 1987. His stepfather Tom is the main lead of the show which could have been one of the reasons he was given the opportunity in the show.

He has also worked in a movie titled Scream. This movie was released in 1997. He wrote a soundtrack for the movie, Eyes of the Sand.

Kevin’s relationship with Jacqueline was fairly good. Kevin is married to Annabelle Selleck who is a designer.

Jacqueline Ray Umeko Roberts

Umeko Roberts is also known as Umeko Ray. 

Since her son lived with her ex-husband, Tom, Jacqueline, and Umeko shared a special bond.

Umeko is married to Leon Bauchum and has two children, Joseph Ava Rena, and Elijah Leon. However, Leon was abusive towards her.

Jacqueline Ray career

Jacqueline Ray’s career started in her teenage years. Being a naturally beautiful woman, she had no short of offers from magazines and modeling agencies.

She appeared in several covers of the magazine before she came to Los Angeles to pursue her career in Hollywood.

Jacqueline Ray with Tom Selleck

In 1967 she debuted in the movie In Like Flint. The movie was an action-comedy directed by Gordon Douglas.

In Like Flint is the story of a superspy named Derek Flint. In the movie, Jacqueline played the role of Denise.

She was also given roles in several other movies like the 1967 family adventure ‘The Gnome-mobile.” In that movie, she was given the role of a gnome maiden.

In 1973, she was in a comedy film titled, ‘ Fraiser, the sensuous Lion.”

Although she played a lot of roles in movies she didn’t play the lead role in any of those movies until 1980.

In, ‘Killings of Outpost Zeta’, she finally got the opportunity to play the first female lead.

In 1981, she was seen in a science fiction film ‘Beyond Universe’. But none of them were life-changing roles to her but appearing in Magnum P.I. which had Tom Selleck as the lead male role.

She appeared in two different roles in the series. First was a guest appearance in season one, it was during 1981 and nobody really noticed much about her.

She received fame when she appeared in the third season in a role. She was cast as Ms. Roebuck. The role gained her small fame and momentum to make something of herself in the industry.

She went on to do other roles in the latter days. In 1983, she played in the CBS soap opera, ‘Dallas.”

There are several other roles she did in her career. One of the popular ones is her role as a dancer in the third season of Nickelodeon’s teen sitcom “Unfabulous.” This was during 2007.

Jacqueline Ray movies

Film/ Series TitleYearRole
Unfabulous (TV Series)2007Dancer
The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)1984Dr. Marcia Forrest
Matt Houston (TV Series)1983Margot
Dallas (TV Series)1983Marie Walker
Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)1981-1983Ms. Roebuck / Lisa
Beyond the Universe1981
The Killings at Outpost Zeta1980Linda 
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)1973Model
Frasier, the Sensuous Lion1973Jacki Ray
The Gnome-Mobile1967Gnome Maiden
In Like Flint1967Denise

Jacqueline Ray prison

There are a lot of rumors all over the internet that she’s serving jail time for trying to murder her son-in-law. But it is completely false.

The accused person is Jacqueline Rea and not the actress. Jacqueline Ray and Jacqueline Rea are two different people.

Jacqueline Ray net worth

Jacqueline has garnered all her net worth because of her work mainly in Hollywood. She might have received some amount from the divorce but still, most of her money comes from the movies.

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Her ex-husband has a net worth of $45 million.

Jacqueline Ray 2021

After the divorce from Tom Selleck in August 1982, Jacqueline moved on. 

She married a man named Clarence Barry Witmer in 1992 and co-parented Kevin with her ex-husband, Tom.

Even after the divorce, she kept playing on several T.V. series such as Matt Houston, The New Mike Hammer, and Unfabulous. 

Currently, she is staying out of the limelight and enjoying her time with the family. Some say that she married for the fourth time with a man named Rev. Edmond Holle Plaehn.

Jacqueline Ray F.A.Qs

How old is Jacqueline Ray?

Born on July 17, 1952, Jacqueline Ray is currently 70 years old.

Who was Tom Selleck’s first wife?

Jacqueline Mary Ray Selleck was Tom Selleck’s first wife. They started dating in 1970 and got married on May 15, 1971. 

What happened to Tom Selleck’s first marriage?

Tom Selleck’s first marriage turned sour after 11 years. Thus, Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray divorced.

How long has Tom Selleck been married?

Tom Selleck was married to Jacqueline Ray for 11 years. 

After the divorce, he married Jillie Mack, and they have been married since 1987. 

Is Jacqueline Ray Jacqueline Bisset?

Many people have mistaken Jacqueline Ray for Jacqueline Bisset. Yes, they both are actors, but they are not the same person. 

Jacqueline Bisset is an English actress who has played lead roles in many movies whereas, Jacqueline Ray has played only minor roles.

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