It will be tough to find someone that isn’t a fan of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — and that’s because that person perhaps doesn’t exist. That is all due to the fact that not only does this Hollywood pair involve two of the nicest people out there, but their marriage is filled with nothing but love and kindness!
The happy couple met in 1981, and have been inseparable ever since — even with their separate and successful careers, the duo have made sure to be with each other during their highlights. Rita was right by her man when he reeled in his two Academy Awards, and countless other accolades for his incredible work, while Tom gave nothing but support to his wife after she received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The A-lister was even all for his love switching gears in her career, and going from acting to singing. “Go, go, go!” Rita exclusively told Closer Weekly of what Tom told her when he learned she wanted to follow her dreams and sing.
“I prayed to God every day for years that he’d bring me somebody I loved who loved me in the same way. And he brought me Tom,” the Runaway Bride actress once said of the man who even stuck by her through her tough times, including her 2015 breast cancer battle.
“I was so blown away by the care he gave me,” she added. Today, the pair is still holding strong through it all, and they share two kids — Chet and Truman.
Scroll on down below and take yourself on a journey by checking out Tom and Rita’s relationship timeline!