Jacqueline Ray is a 68-year-old TV actress who is best known for her role as Lisa in the American crime drama television series Magnum P.I. The series was an overnight success and ran eight years (from 1980 to 1988) on the CBS network.
Jacqueline Ray, who is the star of yesteryear, also appeared in the 1967 American comedy “In Like Flint” as Denise Belfort. Ray was all in limelight then for marrying fellow actor and film producer Tom Selleck who played the lead private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum P.I. So, what went wrong between the two? How much do we know about the events leading up to their divorce? A few theories pop up the most frequently.
Jacqueline Ray’s marriage to Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray got married in 1971, at a time when Tom Selleck was another star-in-making in the entertainment industry. Tom Selleck, who was a struggling actor back then, would later go on to star in a number of successful TV series and films.
Tom Selleck was married to the hotshot model and actress Jacqueline Ray for over a decade. The two wedlocked in 1971 and divorced in 1982. While married to Ray, Selleck even adopted her son — who he remains a father figure to. Since 1987, Tom has been happily married to Jillie Mack who appeared in Frasier, Magnum P.I., Hooperman, and Tales From the Dark Side.
Jacqueline Ray’s divorce
Tom Selleck and Jacqueline Ray divorced after 11 years of a successful marriage. According to reports and rumors, Tom was already a star by then, but with the rising stardom, Jacqueline Ray could not “handle the attention Tom Selleck was getting from female fans.”
Before marrying Tom Selleck, Jacqueline Ray was previously married to a man named Shepard and the two had a son named Kevin. Later, Selleck adopted Kevin and he took his last name, now known as Kevin Selleck.
Asides from acting, Jacqueline Ray was a famous model and had a modeling stint in the 60s. She found more success with acting though and has starred in over ten movies and TV series.
Where is Jacqueline Ray now?
Currently, Jacqueline Ray is serving an 18-year prison sentence for hiring an assassin to kill her son-in-law. When she found out her son-in-law was abusing her daughter, instead of calling the police, she took matters into her own hands. However, this incident happened way to post Jacqueline’s divorce to Tom.
Here’s the list of Jacqueline Ray’s movies and TV shows :
- In Like Flint (1967)
- Frasier, the Sensuous Lion (1973)
- Magnum P.I (1980)
- Beyond The Universe (1981)
- Dallas (1983)
- Matt Houston (1983)
- The New Mike Hammer (1984)