It seems whenever you get online there’s a heartbreaking press release from one of your favorite celebrity couples. Sometimes it’s an ugly break up and others are amicable.
Finding a love that lasts in Hollywood is a rare and beautiful thing nowadays. That’s one of the reasons why it’s great to celebrate relationships like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s.
On April 30, the couple celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. But this couple proves they’re in love just as much, if not more, than they were in 1988.
The couple first met on set while filming the sitcom Bosom Buddies for ABC in the early 1980s. Soon after, they worked together on the film Volunteers, along with John Candy.
“Rita and I just looked at each other and – kaboing – that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn’t be denied,” Hanks said in an interview with GQ.
The two finally tied the knot April 30, 1988. Hanks credits the success of their relationship to timing and maturity. He also believes their willingness to have a deep intimate connection plays a strong part.
“In real life, our connection is as concrete as me sitting here,” said Hanks. “Not that marriage doesn’t come close to being hell in a handbasket sometimes. But we both know that no matter what, we’ll be with each other – and we’ll get through it.”
Over the years, the couple has worked hard to make family a priority for their children. Hanks has two from a previous marriage — his son, Colin and daughter, Elizabeth. He and Wilson have two sons, Chet and Truman.
Hanks credits Wilson for showing him what a real family should be after growing up in a broken home. “It’s a marvelous fabric to exist in,” he said.
Despite the tabloids seemingly always running a story that plays into gossip that the two are in turmoil, Wilson’s post on their anniversary proves just how strong their marriage still is.
She shared a touching photo of the two on her Instagram page with the following caption: “29 years of marriage! Thank you, God, for bringing me this man.”
Fans have been swooning over the adoring couple, who proves that long-lasting celebrity marriages really do still exist. “We learned the secret to happiness with each other a long time ago,” said Hanks, “and that’s always telling the truth.”
The truth seems pretty obvious to me, that these two will be together until “death do us part.” Join us in wishing Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson a very Happy 29th Wedding Anniversary, with many blessings for years to come!