Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for 34 years and it goes without saying that they love each other a lot. Most recently, they have once again proved they’ve got each other’s back as Hanks rose up to defend Rita against those who were making comments about her body.
“Tom looks in great shape, while Rita looks out of shape and flabby,” read one comment.
But Hanks, instead of agreeing to those words, only said about his wife, “I’m a lucky man.” He didn’t let those negative comments just fly by.
He also often gushes over her, calling her an “extremely brave and beautiful” wife. Over the years, we often caught them showing off their affection for each other.
The couple first met on the set of “Bosom Buddies” in 1981 and became friends for four years before they started dating.
They got married in 1988 and have been together for 30 years. Hanks recalled, “The success of our relationship was a matter of timing, maturity, and our willingness to have an intimate connection.”
“When I married Rita, I thought, ’This is going to require some change on my part.’ I won’t deny that providence was part of us finding each other, but our relationship isn’t magic — the way it’s shown in movies.”
His wife nodded, “I’ll never forget, we were standing on the corner of 57th and 5th in New York, or 58th and 5th. He looked at me, and he said, ’You know, I just want you to know, that you never have to change anything about who you are in order to be with me.’”