Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s Relationship Timeline: Photos
Everlasting love! tom hanks And Rita Wilson have proven for decades that Hollywood romance can stand the test of time.
According to the Throw away Actor, it was love at first sight when it came to his future wife — even if he didn’t meet her until years after he first met her.
Wilson made her television debut on the Brady Bunch In 1972 as Pat Conway, when the California native first fell in love with her. “Oh, every once in a while I just pull it up on YouTube. All the stuff she was in,” Hanks said The knot and other reporters in 2016. “I was actually at a friend’s house when that aired and I remember thinking, ‘That girl is cute.'”
After meeting on the set of bosom friends In 1981 there was an instant spark between the two. At the time, Hanks was married to his college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes.
When the couple got back together for filming volunteers By 1984, their chemistry was undeniable, and a relationship between the two ensued — after syringes The actor’s marriage broke up a few years later. Although his divorce was not finalized until 1987, Hanks and Wilson went public with their relationship in 1986.
On April 30, 1988, the couple wed — and Wilson’s short wedding dress is still being talked about by fans.
Next year that toy story The actor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in Large and thanked his new bride.
“I married a Greek baby. She was born right here in California, right here in Hollywood, but her parents are amazing, she’s wonderful, Rita Wilson — thank you baby for marrying me,” he said at the time. “You’ve already done my year, but thanks, Hollywood Foreign Press.”
In 1990, the couple welcomed their first child together, son Chet. 1995 her son Truman were born and brought their total to four children. Hank’s daughter Elizabeth and son colin with his ex-wife Lewes, who died of bone cancer in 2002.
Throughout their relationship, they have always gushed about each other and supported each other in their careers. They traveled together for film projects and the Jingle all the way The music career of the actress.
In April 2019, Wilson said Us weekly solely the key to the couple’s marital success.
“We got married, we’re committed, we love each other and we work hard on our relationship,” she said The Runaway Bride star tells Us. “Not only do we love each other, we really like each other, and we enjoy being together, and we support each other and we keep the lines of communication open. That’s always important.”
In March 2020, loved ones in Australia were jointly confronted with a positive coronavirus diagnosis. While updating fans on her condition, Hanks nodded to his 1992 film A league of its own.
“There are things we can all do to get through this by following expert advice and taking care of ourselves and each other, right?” Hanks wrote via Instagram on March 12, before recovering later in the month and returned to Los Angeles. “Remember, despite all current events, there is no crying in baseball.”
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