Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are a celebrity couple that many people aspire to emulate for their long-lasting love.
Having been in the limelight individually and as a couple, Tom and Rita have supported each other throughout the years, and recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.
Rita took to Instagram and Twitter to share a photo of Tom handing her a cake with beautiful icing flowers and a frosting that said, “Happy Anniversary.” Her caption was short and sweet, but it says it all – “love is everything.”
Tom and Rita’s relationship started in 1981 when they met on ABC’s show Bosom Buddies. They became friends despite Tom being married at the time. The couple reunited in 1985 to play lovers in the film Volunteer, and their chemistry was undeniable.
However, they only made their relationship public in December 1986, a few months after Tom’s divorce. Tom and Rita got married on April 30, 1988, and it was the beginning of a fruitful marriage.
The couple welcomed their first child in 1990 and the second in 1995. Their children, Chester and Truman Theodore Hanks, followed in their parents’ footsteps in the entertainment industry.
Tom and Rita have worked together multiple times, starring in films and co-producing projects. They have supported each other through ups and downs, attending each other’s events and premieres.
Tom and Rita’s 35 years of marriage may be filled with highs and lows, but they knew they would always have each other. Their secret to a successful marriage? According to Access Hollywood, it’s humor, acceptance, and Tom making Rita’s morning coffee every day.
In an interview with Oprah, Tom said, “We both know that no matter what, we’ll be with each other – and we’ll get through it.” Tom and Rita’s love story is a reminder that true love stands the test of time.