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The great lovers series: Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of Hollywood’s most successful love stories.

In 2018, they celebrated 30 years of marriage—several lifetimes in tinsel town terms. And the couple appear as into one another as they’ve ever been. So what’s their secret?



THEY STILL FANCY THE PANTS OFF EACH OTHER

“I gotta say, sometimes I look at that lady in the morning looking all tousled and warm from bed in her sweats and her hair all piled up on her head...smokin' hot,” Tom recently said.


THE ATTRACTION WAS INSTANTANEOUS—ON SCREEN AND OFF

Tom first clapped eyes on Ruth while he was at his friend’s house watching 70s sitcom The Brady Bunch. She appeared on screen and he thought “She’s cute!” In 1981, while working on the set of Bosom Buddies, they met in person and “Right from the get-go I thought that there was something crazy-great about her.”


THEY KEEP THINGS HONEST

He might be a big shot movie star but Tom confesses that had he met Rita back in his gawky teenage days there’s no way he’d have approached her, describing her as “Too vivacious, too beautiful, too popular—everything—too upbeat, too positive.” To her credit, Rita replied that if he had approached her, she wouldn’t have been interested anyway!


THEY SHARE A PASSION FOR FILM

Movie obsessed, this is one couple who haven’t fallen victim to the old Hollywood cliché that working together spells the end of the relationship. Tom and Hanks have worked together as producers on My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the Mamma Mia! franchise.


THEY SHUT DOWN EVERY DIVORCE RUMOUR

Since tying the knot in 1988, Tom and Rita have been subjected to plenty of rumours that they’re about to divorce. 30 years later and still going strong, Rita says that at certain points they’ve just had to call out media lies. “Our marriage is really sacred to us,” she says.


Image source: Twitter @TomHanks


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.