Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are a well known power couple in Hollywood and their lasting marriage has always appeared rock solid.
In honor of their 32nd wedding anniversary on April 30, Rita posted to Instagram declaring her love for her husband, and wishing for at least another 32 more years together. It’s beautiful to see any love shared publicly, but especially one of Hollywood’s favorite couples.
Sharing a beautiful photo of the two of them surrounded by snowy mountains, the couple are embracing side by side and have warm smiles on their faces—their love and respect for each other is apparent solely from this photo.
She then captioned the post with a moving tribute, writing: “32 years with this guy! @tomhanks Happy Anniversary, my love. Let’s go 32 more and then some!” The couple married on April 30, 1988 and have two sons together, 29-year-old Chet and Truman, who is 24. Hanks is also father to two children from a previous relationship—Colin, 42, and Elizabeth Ann, 37.
Rita, who is 63-years-old, appeared on Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show earlier in the month and revealed that Tom’s talkative character was “one of the things, when we met, that we just got along instantly,” Wilson told Clarkson.
“First of all, I love a good storyteller,” she added. “So anybody who could tell a good story, I’m down with that…I love that. He makes me laugh all the time. He’s a great storyteller.”
The couple has been a fixture in Hollywood for decades, not only for their individual work as successful actors and filmmakers but for their accolades too.
Speaking at the Outfest Legacy Awards in Los Angeles in 2015, Tom discussed his relationship with Rita and how they keep it going.
As detailed by People magazine, Hanks joked that he “still can’t believe my wife goes out with me.” He added: “If we were in high school and I was just funny, I’d never have the courage to talk to her…I wish there was a secret, you know; we just like each other. You start there.” Very wise words from a couple whose marriage is in it’s fourth decade!
In the same interview he suggested that “no one should get married before they’re 30,” before adding: “They say it must be hard work—no, it’s not. Every now and again, you know, you gotta get over some stuff, but life is one damn thing after another and it’s actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it.”
Well, it’s clear from both of their discussions on marriage that Rita and Tom have a very healthy idea of what makes it work and clearly that shows in their 32-year-long union. Congratulations and all the best to them!
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