Tom Selleck’s real family life is a far cry from his Blue Bloods clan, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Selleck, 71, has stood by his stepson Kevin, 48, through addiction, a failed music career and financial problems — but it may not be enough anymore!
“No matter what Tom’s done for him, Kevin can’t find his way,” an insider revealed to Radar, noting that the actor was only married to his mom Jacqueline Ray from 1971 to 1982.
“Kevin thought the world of Tom,” the insider said of the duo's relationship. “He was a movie star — his hero!”
But, Kevin’s troubles began when he was just 15-years-old.
“He said his mother was close to sending him to a boarding school after undisciplined years in junior high school,” the journalist reported.
Regardless, he went on to play volleyball at the University of Southern California — just like his stepdad. Selleck was known for attending his games.
“He tries to get to as many matches as he can,” Kevin told the Daily Trojan newspaper at the time.
In another setback, he ended up suffering from injuries that ended his career. He was later admitted to the Betty Ford Center for a drinking problem when he was just 22-years-old.
He started a band, Tonic, after rehab — but that didn't last long.
“Kevin was stoked,” an insider said of when their debut album went platinum. “Things seemed to be breaking his way.”
He left the band after a fight with his fellow band members to start a new group. That band failed as well, and insiders noted, “he had trouble re-launching his career.” His former partner, Mark Naron, added that “he dropped off the face of the music scene.”
His troubles worsened in 2011 when a credit card company obtained a $6,000 judgment for an unpaid bill.
“Things can’t seem to get on track for Kevin,” the insider said.
“Tom’s tried money, advice and letting Kevin find his own way,” the source added. “Nothing seems to work.”
A Radar reporter went to Kevin’s home and found it in shambles with a broken front door. Toys and garbage littered the porch.
A woman who answered the damaged door said, “No, thank you,” when the reporter asked to see him — and a man answering Kevin’s phone repeatedly hung up.
A rep for Selleck said Kevin “is a very hard working family man with six children” and the “struggles he had in his youth are far behind him.”
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