Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been together since the 1980s when they met on the TV show Bosom Buddies. On April 30, 2023, the pair celebrated 35 years of love, commitment, and devotion. Wilson wrote a touching ode to her husband in an Instagram post that came from the heart. In this piece, we’ll look at what made their marriage work and what we can learn from their story.
It was love at first sight for Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks said that he fell in love with his wife, Rita Wilson, the first time he saw her on TV, even though he didn’t seen her for years. Wilson’s first TV appearance was in 1972 on The Brady Bunch, and Hanks couldn’t help but notice how cute she was.
But they didn’t meet in person until they worked on the set of Bosom Buddies in 1981. The chemistry between them was clear from the start. Hanks was still married to Samantha Lewes, his college love. He had no idea that in 2016, he would say that he sometimes watched Wilson’s old TV shows on YouTube.
In 1984, they worked together on a movie, and their energy was off the charts. Hanks’ first marriage to Samantha Lewes ended a few years later, and he and Wilson went public with their relationship in 1986, even though Hanks’ divorce wasn’t completed until 1987. They got married in a sweet wedding on April 30, 1988.
Their first kid, Chet, was born in 1990, and their second, Truman, came along in 1995, giving them a total of 4 children. Hanks’s ex-wife, Lewes, had two kids with him: Elizabeth and Colin. Lewes died in 2002.Now 35 years strong, the couple still keeps the sparks alive.
Now 35 years strong, the couple still keeps the sparks alive.
“Love is everything,” Wilson wrote next to a picture of her and Hanks enjoying their milestone anniversary. Hanks, who is 66 years old, looks lovingly at his wife in the picture as he holds a cake with yellow iced flowers and the words “Happy Anniversary.” Wilson, who is 66, sits next to him with a smile on her face and her hand on her cheek. It’s a sweet moment that shows how much love and care the couple has for each other.
Hanks considers himself “a lucky man.”
Hanks said, “I think of my wife as my lover, and our relationship goes beyond words like wife, girlfriend, or mother.” “Who loved Jenny when I played Forrest Gump? I don’t know how I would have understood what Forrest was going through without my relationship with Rita.
Wilson is also pretty lucky, as she said, “Sometimes we’re just sitting on the couch talking or something like that…They come to me without me even asking. He always rubs my feet and back.”
Hanks said that their relationship works because they are both mature and ready to connect on a deeper level. When he married Wilson, he said he knew he would have to make some changes.
He said that luck might have influenced how they met, but that their relationship isn’t like a fairy tale. As real and solid as he is sitting there, so is their bond. He agreed that marriage could be hard but said they were in it for the long haul and would always have each other’s backs.