Actress Jacqueline Ray is well-known for the movie In Like Flint (2006), but the world recognizes her better as the former wife of renowned American actor and film producer, Tom Selleck.
American native Jacqueline has gained success in her professional career; however, her personal life is filled with endless struggle. From multiple failed marriages to being handcuffed, Jacqueline’s real family life is a far cry from her professional life.
A Short Wiki-Bio
Jacqueline was born in Burbank, California, USA, as Jacqueline Mary Ray. Jacqueline, who stands at a splendid height of around 5 feet 7 inches, belongs to white ethnicity.
Besides In Like Flint, Jacqueline Ray has also starred in many other movies such as 'The Killings at Outpost Zelda' (1980), and 'Beyond The Universe' (1981), etc.
Jacqueline’s Multiple Failed Marriages
Jacqueline was first married to her former husband, Shephard; and they welcomed their child Kevin in the year 1966. However, their relationship could not survive for a long and ended in divorce. Although some information remains known, the wedding date, as well as the reason for their divorce, remain confined.
Jacqueline did not have to stay single for a long time after the divorce, as she soon found her love in the famous actor Tom Selleck, who has a net worth of $45 million.
Although it remains confined as to how they first crossed paths, it is known that they started dating each other in the year 1970.
Jacqueline Ray and Tom Selleck on their wedding date (Source: Liverampup)
The pair decided to get married after dating each other for one year and exchanged their wedding vows on 15 May 1971. However, after eleven years of their marriage, the duo decided to get apart and got divorced on 10 August 1982.
According to radar online, Jacqueline blamed Tom’s hit movie Magnum P.I for destroying their married life. As per her, Tom went to Hawaii for the movie and started dating Hawaiian beauties. An insider even quoted:
“Tom is a very charming guy. He fell in love with the island and with the island girls.”
And when Jacqueline saw Tom and his bevy babes on the news, she got devasted and filed for divorce.
Despite going through the divorce with Jacqueline, Tom adopted Jacqueline's’ son, Kevin from her first marriage. Tom even gave him his surname and nurtured him with love and care.
Again after her two failed marriages, Jacqueline was married for the third time with Clarence Barry Witmer on March 1992 and shares a daughter named Umeko. Apart from that, all the other information regarding their relationship remain confined.
A Pile of Controversy
In 2004, Jacqueline Ray was arrested by the police for hiring a stranger to murder her son-in-law. According to Dailymail magazine on 24 February 2014, she claimed that she was afraid for her daughter Umeko, who was suffering abuse and violence from her husband, Leon Baucham.
She later disclosed that she paid the hitman a total amount of $12,000 to kill her son-in-law. The court sentenced twenty-nine years in prison to the accused and Jacqueline was sentenced to eighteen years in prison in 2014.
Umeko also admitted that she was just trying to protect her and her children and added that her mother is not an evil person.
During her sentence hearing, Jacqueline did not talk much but only said she was sorry. She stated:
“It is my hope with my sentencing here today, with God’s mercy, everyone would someday forgive me.”