In today’s world of change and instinctive decisions, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the commitment of couples that stand the test of time.
Well-loved actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson certainly fall into this category.
Over a period of three decades, Hanks and Wilson have supported each other through thick and thin, raised children and continued to bring happiness and warmth to the world.
When her 30th anniversary came around, Rita decided to pay tribute to her husband the best way she knew how.
Before they were a Hollywood A-list couple, Tom and Rita were just two ordinary souls who found love in each other.
Hanks himself had recently divorced his first wife, Samantha Lewe, and was worried about getting serious with another woman.
In an interview with the “Sooo Many White Guys” podcast, Hanks revealed how he felt about Rita the first time he met her:
“I will say that from the beginning, I thought there was something great about her. I met her and thought ‘Oh Lord’…here she’s cooking herself something.”
Fast forward the clock 31 years and your love for each other will remain as strong as ever.
To testify to her lasting relationship last year, Rita shared a cardboard cutout from her wedding day, with her and Tom standing side by side as they are now.
On Instagram, she wrote the caption: “April 30, 1988-April 30, 2018. Thirty thirty golden anniversary.
Tom recently told PEOPLE magazine that the couple can’t really vouch for their longevity with any kind of secret.
“I wish there was a secret, you know. We just like each other. You start there… I still can’t believe my wife is going out with me. If we were in high school and I was funny, I would never have the courage to talk to her…
“They say it must be hard work. No, it’s not. Every once in a while you have to get over some things, but life is one damn thing after another and it’s actually nicer to be able to go home with someone you like spending time with so you can do it.”
“We got married, we got engaged to each other, we love each other and we work hard on our relationship… We not only love each other, we really like each other and we like being together, we support each other and keep the communication channels open. That’s always important.”
One of the most difficult moments in their relationship was when Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
Fortunately, doctors discovered it early and Wilson was able to undergo treatment. Of course, Tom Hanks was there for her every step of the way.
It’s great to know that her marriage has lasted and stood the test of time. I wish you many more years of happiness!
How good is it to see a down-to-earth Hollywood couple who haven’t let fame keep them apart over the years?
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