Donnie Wahlberg, star of BLUE BLOODS, took to social media to pay tribute and express his love for his beloved co-star.
Blue Bloods, a CBS hit drama, followed the Reagans, an Irish Catholic family who all work in law enforcement. Donnie Wahlberg, who played Danny Reagan, took to Instagram to wish his on-screen father Tom Selleck a happy birthday.
Wahlberg captioned two photos of himself with Selleck with a moving tribute to the legendary actor.
“Happy Birthday to my TV dad, and real-life friend and father figure, Tom Selleck!” it said.
“I’m grateful to have you in my life, ‘dad,’ and feel blessed to play a small part in the amazing legacy that is your life!” Dad, I adore you! Every time, Son!”
“(ps, I know you won’t see this because you probably don’t know what @instagram is, but that’s fine because I don’t mind sharing with the world that you mean a lot to me).”
The two have shared a screen since Blue Bloods first aired in 2010, and after 12 seasons, neither actor has shown signs of slowing down.
Despite initial speculation about Selleck’s departure, the 77-year-old actor seemingly told People.com that he’d play Frank Reagan until the end of the show.
“I don’t think there’s an endpoint, I think there’s a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older,” he said.
Despite the fact that his character was offered a new role outside of the NYPD, this is exciting news for fans of the beloved police commissioner.
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However, before Frank could consider resigning, the most recent episode, titled ‘Cold Comfort,’ forced him to confront the fact that he had dirty cops in his own rank.
During the episode, Danny and Maria Beaz (Marisa Ramirez) tracked down their informant Bugs (Derek Gaines), who was trying to avoid arrest for drug possession.
He told the officers that their colleague Peter O’Neill (Lee Aaron Rosen) was involved with a gang called the D3ad Twins in order to get away with the drugs.
The allegation was proven true after Frank discovered that the majority of O’Neill’s arrests were of D3ad Twins rivals.
Later, the disgraced officer admitted that the gang would provide him with information on other cr1m1nals, but he never provided any details in return.
He also admitted to receiving payment from the gang as a thank you for apprehending their adversaries.
Despite his profuse apologies to Frank for the betrayal, Frank instructed O’Neill to direct the apologies to his family and fellow officers.
Meanwhile, Eddie (Vanessa Ray) and Badillo (Ian Quinlan) were on the hunt for those responsible for the theft of rare works from a renowned bookstore.
Fans took to Wahlberg’s Instagram comments to wish Selleck a Happy Birthday and to share their best wishes.
Lindz jay added a comment: “Two of my favorite bands from the 1980s reunited later in life and still going strong, better than ever! Tom, happy birthday!”
Jenculp went on to say, “I hope he has the best birthday yet!”