In a new interview, the 60-year-old actor gushed about Rita, 59, and praised her for being extremely "brave" while battling breast cancer last year.
Tom and Rita in January 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"It isn't brave to be the husband of somebody who's battling cancer — the brave one is the one who's actually doing it!" the Forrest Gump star recently told the Daily Mail. "All I can do is to bow down before the courage of my wife."
Rita was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma — the second most common type of breast cancer — after having two surgical breast biopsies in April 2015. She then underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. The actress confirmed she is now cancer-free in December 2015.
Click through the gallery below to see more stars who have bravely battled breast cancer!