‘My BFF, my lover, my man’: Rita Wilson gushes about husband Tom Hanks as 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 to 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 man. Love wins.’
Better together: Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks commemorated their 33rd wedding anniversary by sharing a photo to her Instagram account on Friday
In the shot, Wilson was seen wearing a beautiful white lace dress with her blonde hair tied back in a bun.
Her 64-year-old husband kept it simple in a button-up white shirt.
Wilson and Hanks first met in 1981 on the set of the sitcom Bosom Buddies, in which the Saving Private Ryan actor starred.
Steadfast couple: The pair met on the set of the sitcom Bosom Buddies and went on to work together on numerous film projects; they are pictured at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in February of 2020
They went on to share the screen four years later in the comedy film Volunteers, and their relationship blossomed as they filmed the flick together.
Although their connection was strong, the actor was married to his first wife and college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes, at the time.
The former couple shared a son named Colin, aged 43, and a daughter named Elizabeth, 38.
Serious intentions: Hanks and Wilson’s relationship blossomed while working on the 1985 comedy film Volunteers; they are seen at the 26th Annual SAG Awards in January of 2020
Hanks and Wilson went public with their relationship five years after they initially met, even though the actor was still married to his first wife, whom he would later divorce in 1987.
A year after the actor’s initial union was dissolved, the new couple tied the knot and have remained close ever since.
The performers went on to welcome two sons named Chet, aged 30, and Truman Theodore, aged 25.
In the early months of 2020, the couple made headlines by announcing that they had contracted COVID-19, and they later donated blood samples to be used for medical research.
Happy family: The couple went on to welcome two sons named Chet and Truman Theodore; they are 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 outlet that she was happy to have had her husband by her side as they recovered together.
‘I think that having the virus at the same time made it that little bit easier…We were taking care of each other instead of having the pressure of taking care of one person,’ she recalled.
The actress also remarked that she and her husband were able to empathize with each other during their fight against COVID-19, which she was glad to have been able to do.
‘We were fortunate we were 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 pictured at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival