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For “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg, he and Tom Selleck have a father-son type relationship.

The long-running crime drama will air the first 10 episodes of the fourteenth (and final season) on February 16. The final eight episodes are expected in the fall.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Wahlberg admitted that over the past 14 years working with Selleck, their relationship has become deeper than just co-starring.

Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Selleck

Donnie Wahlberg sees Tom Selleck as a father figure. (Getty Images)

“Tom Selleck, I call him Dad,” he said. “At first he was a little taken aback during the first or second season, he was like, ‘Oh, hi, Donnie.’ Now it’s like we’ve gotten really close.”

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Wahlberg explained that Selleck joined in on the father-son dynamic and calls him “son.”

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“He literally said, ‘Oh, hey, son, how are you doing today?'” Wahlberg said. “It’s like we’ve become a real family, and it will be very difficult not to be with them anymore, but I’m sure we’ll stay connected after the cameras stop rolling.”

Donnie not only formed a close relationship with Tom. She told Fox News Digital that over the past 14 years, the cast has become “a real family.”

Donnie Wahlberg on Blue Bloods

Donnie Wahlberg plays Danny Reagan in the series “Blue Bloods.” (CBS)

“The cast and crew – there’s something about coming to work every day in New York with this crew that we have, many of whom have been here for the full 14 years,” Wahlberg said. “They’re just amazing to work with. The cast is phenomenal. They’re like a real family.”

Wahlberg referenced the dinner scenes shown in “Blue Bloods” and how much viewers enjoyed them.

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“Those dinner scenes that mean so much to the viewers actually mean a lot to the cast, too,” he said. “Sitting down with the cast every week, it’s like the family gets together once a week to catch up, talk about things, talk about what’s going on in their lives, what’s going on in the world and the cast of the program. comes to do the same.”

It’s hard for Wahlberg to think about not filming with the cast and crew of “Blue Bloods” again.

Blue Blood Cast

“Blue Bloods” will air the first 10 episodes of the 14th and final season on February 16. The final eight episodes are expected in the fall. (David Giesbrecht/CBS)

“We’ve been through so much together that the thought of not coming to work with the people I’ve worked with for so long is going to hit my heart sometime soon,” Donnie said.

He continued, “I’m really enjoying the ride right now and trying not to get there emotionally.”

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Wahlberg told Fox News Digital what it’s like to work closely with an “icon” like Selleck.

Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck red carpet

Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck have worked together on “Blue Bloods” for the past 14 years. (Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

“Tom, you know, in many ways, he’s an icon. First of all, when you think about television and how many people have had two series, two television series, with this level of success, t“There have been very few people in the history of television who have had two long-running, highly successful television shows,” Wahlberg said. “You can probably count them on one hand, and Tom Selleck is one of them.”

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Selleck first starred in “Magnum, P.I.” and won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his role as Thomas Magnum for eight seasons. The drama series aired from 1980 to 1988. Tom appeared as Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner, in all 14 seasons of “Blue Bloods.”

Tom Selleck at Magnum PI

Tom Selleck appears as private investigator Thomas Magnum in “Magnum, P.I.” (CBS Photo Archive)

Tom Selleck holding a dog at Magnum PI

Tom Selleck starred in the crime drama “Magnum, PI” from 1980 to 1988. (CBS Photo Archive)

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“Blue Bloods” first aired in September 2010. In addition to Wahlberg and Selleck, the cast includes Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan, Andrew Terraciano and Abigail Hawk.

By Sam