Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Celebrate 35 Years of Marriage: A Heartwarming Milestone in the Life of a Hollywood Power Couple
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have hit yet another significant milestone in their relationship as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.
The couple marked the occasion by sharing a heartwarming photo on their social media platforms, in which Hanks can be seen presenting Wilson with a cake.
The image was posted on Sunday, and Wilson shared it on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Wilson wrote in the photo’s caption, “35 years of marriage. April 30, 1988.
Love is everything.” The picture shows Hanks, 66 years old, looking lovingly at his wife while holding a cake adorned with yellow frosted flowers and the words “Happy Anniversary” on top. Wilson, also 66 years old, sits beside him with a big smile, her hand resting on her cheek.
The couple met in 1981 on the ABC sitcom “Bosom Buddies” set and were initially just friends. At the time, Hanks was married to his college sweetheart Samantha Lewes. However, they went public with their relationship in 1986 and married two years later in 1988.
They have two children together, Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks, and Wilson is also a stepmother to Hanks’ older children, Colin (45) and Elizabeth (40).
Wilson spoke to PEOPLE in December about slowing down her career when her children were young and supporting her husband’s career. She said, “I slowed down my work because I wanted to be the mom there when they got home, drove the carpool, and did everything.
Tom was also working a lot, so that we would travel with him. My kids would have been affected if we were working and not at home. So I wouldn’t call slowing down my career a sacrifice, and I would call it a choice.”
Throughout their relationship, Hanks and Wilson have always supported each other’s careers. Despite Hanks’ fame, Wilson said she never felt anything but happiness for him.
“Tom and I have always supported each other and what we do,” she said. “I remember doing press junkets back in the day, and interviewers would say to me, ‘Gosh, it must be so difficult to be with someone so famous.’
I would think, ‘Why are they saying that?’ Then I realized the question was more about them and how they would feel in that situation than me.”
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