"I get a lot of tips from my wife, who just happens to be a supermodel," O'Connell, 36, said of his wife of three years, Rebecca Romijn, 37. "She tells me to pick a point in the lens and really focus on it."
O'Connell, who costars with Jim Belushi on CBS's The Defenders, recently put Romijn's tips to use while posing for the cover of VEGAS magazine.
"It's almost like having my own personal America's Next Top Model tutor," he said at a party Saturday at the Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge at Ariato in Las Vegas celebrate his issue launch, with his "tutor" by his side.
O'Connell's education, however, was placed on hold while the couple celebrated time away from their 21-month-old twin daughters, Dolly and Charlie, who were being watched by Romijn's sister.
"This is like our night off," O'Connell said, adding that he really knows more about parenting than modeling. "I've learned just not to get mad – to ignore the behavior but not the child."