Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Celebrate 30 Years Of Marriage With Throwback Tweet

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks celebrated their 30-year-marriage this week with social media tributes and a throwback pic recalling the day they tied the knot.

"April 30, 1988-April 30, 2018 Thirty on Thirty. Keeping love alive. Grateful," Wilson wrote, posting a picture contrasting the couple on their wedding day with how they look together now.

Hanks reposted the picture a short time later with his own caption.

He spelled his name wrong, but can probably be forgiven as it was his anniversary.

During a 2012 interview, Wilson, who recently released her second album, Rita Wilson, spoke about how the couple's romance blossomed in the early 80s.

"I'll never forget, we were standing on the corner of 57th and 5th in New York, or 58th and 5th" said Wilson. "We were holding hands, and we were waiting for the traffic light to change. And he looked at me and he said, 'You know, I just want you to know, that you never have to change anything about who you are in order to be with me'."

Hanks and Wilson met on the set of Bosom Buddies in 1980. They married in 1988, with Hanks converting to Greek Orthodox Christianity, the religion of Wilson's family.

They have two sons, while Hanks has another son (Colin, also an actor) from his marriage to Samantha Lewes, and a daughter named Elizabeth.

Last year, Hanks spoke to the Sooo Many White Guys podcast about his and Wilsons' relationship.

"I will say that right from the get-go, I thought there was something crazy great about her," he said. "I met her and I thought 'Oh lord' ... there's something cookin' here."

He told host Phoebe Robinson, "We learned the secret of happiness with each other a long time ago and that's always telling the truth," adding that 'she makes me laugh harder now than she did in 1986'.

The pair are regularly cited as a success story in Hollywood, which is famed for the number of high-profile marriages which don't work out.

Here's to wishing Hanks and Wilson another successful thirty years.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Ronan O'Shea

Ronan J O'Shea is a freelance journalist from London who has written for titles including LADbible, Headspace, The Independent, National Geographic Traveller and New York Post. Contact him at [email protected]

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