Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years

Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of the television comedy "Bosom Buddies", but didn't get serious with her until the movie "Volunteers" in 1985, which also co-starred the late John Candy. They were married on April 30, 1988. The couple has two children. Tom had two children with his previous wife as well, one of whom is Colin Hanks. Colin recently starred in the thriller Untraceable opposite Diane Lane. Tom Hanks has been married to Rita Wilson since 1988. They have been married for 24.2 years. Tom Hanks met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson, on the set of his 1980s sitcom Bosom Buddies in the early 1980s, though the relationship would only blossom when they worked together on the 1985 film Volunteers. Hanks' divorce came through two years later, and he and Wilson were married in 1988. Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director.


Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies, gaining wide notice in 1988's Big, before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Joe Fox in You've Got Mail, Chuck Noland in Cast Away, and voicing the character Woody in the Toy Story series. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed US$4.0 billion. He is the father of actor Colin Hanks. Hanks was married to American actress Samantha Lewes (née Susan Jane Dillingham) from 1978 to 1987. The couple had two children, son Colin Hanks (also an actor) and daughter Elizabeth Ann.

In 1988, Hanks married actress Rita Wilson. The two first met on the set of Hanks's television show Bosom Buddies but later developed a romantic interest while working on the film Volunteers. They have two sons: Chester, or "Chet" (who has a small part as a student in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and released a rap single in 2011) and Truman. Hanks became a grandfather when his son Colin and daughter-in-law Samantha gave birth to granddaughter Olivia Jane Hanks on February 1, 2011.

Regarding his religious views, Hanks has said, "I must say that when I go to church – and I do go to church – I ponder the mystery. I meditate on the 'why?' of 'Why people are as they are' and 'Why bad things happen to good people,' and 'Why good things happen to bad people'... The mystery is what I think it is, almost, the grand unifying theory of mankind.

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