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.
"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.
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