Throughout her battle with breast cancer, Rita Wilson says her husband, Tom Hanks has not only been by her side, but the diagnosis has actually strengthened their relationship.
“Who knew [cancer] would make you even closer?” the 58-year-old actress revealed in a new interview.
Rita and Tom in February 2014.
“You never know how your spouse is going to react in a situation like this. I was so amazed, so blown away by the care my husband gave me. It was such a normal, intimate time,” she said of her husband, 58.
Last month, Rita — who married Tom in 1988 — revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma. The star explained she had two surgical breast biopsies before her cancer diagnosis was confirmed by her doctor.
The couple in January 2014.
“Let’s face it — it’s an amputation,” she said of the mastectomy. Rita went on to explain she is now in the interim step between a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery where a tissue expander is inserted into her chest to gradually make room for new breasts.
As she continues to recover, the mom-of-two said she has been humbled by the outpouring of support from her family, friends and fans. “To be exposed to this amount of goodness — I’m just incredibly grateful,” she told the New York Times.