‘My BFF, my lover, my man’: Rita Wilson gushes over husband Tom Hanks as the couple celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks hit a milestone in their relationship on Friday.
The happy couple celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary and Wilson marked the occasion with a sweet message shared on social media, accompanied by a throwback photo from one of the couple’s romantic vacations.
The 64-year-old actress wrote in the caption, ’33 years of marriage to my BFF, my lover, my husband. Love Wins.’
Better together: Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks commemorated their 33rd wedding anniversary by sharing a photo on her Instagram account on Friday
In the recording, Wilson was seen in a beautiful white lace dress with her blonde hair tied in a bun.
Her 64-year-old husband kept it simple in a white button-up shirt.
Wilson and Hanks first met in 1981 on the set of the sitcom Bosom Buddies, which starred the Saving Private Ryan actor.
Steadfast Couple: The couple met on the set of the sitcom Bosom Buddies and collaborated on numerous film projects; they are pictured at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in February 2020
Four years later, they shared the screen in the comedy film Volunteers, and their relationship blossomed when they filmed the movie together.
Although their bond was strong, at the time the actor was married to his first wife and college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes.
The former couple shared a son named Colin, 43 years old, and a daughter named Elizabeth, 38.
Serious Intentions: The relationship between Hanks and Wilson blossomed while working on the 1985 comedy film Volunteers; they can be seen at the 26th annual SAG Awards in January 2020
Hanks and Wilson made their relationship public five years after they first met, even though the actor was still married to his first wife, from whom he would later divorce in 1987.
A year after the actor’s initial union dissolved, the new couple tied the knot and have remained close ever since.
The performers then welcomed two sons named Chet, aged 30, and Truman Theodore, aged 25.
In the first months of 2020, the couple made headlines by announcing they had contracted COVID-19, and later donated blood samples for medical research.
Happy Family: The couple welcomed two sons named Chet and Truman Theodore; they will be seen with Hanks’ older children in 2020
After she recovered from the effects of the virus, Wilson spoke to The Guardian and told the media she was happy to have her husband by her side when they recovered together.
“I think having the virus at the same time made it a little easier … We took care of each other instead of the pressure to take care of one person,” she recalls.
The actress also noted that she and her husband were able to empathize with each other as they battle COVID-19, which she was happy to have done.
“We were lucky to be in a place where we understood what the other was going through,” she said.
Working through it: The two contracted COVID-19 during the early stages of the global pandemic and supported each other’s recovery; they are depicted at the Stagecoach Festival 2019