After 27 Years Of Marriage - Tom Hanks Reveals The Reason His Marriage Is "Untouchable"
Marilyn Caylor 2/21/2016
Tom Hanks is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood. However, his most fantastic blockbuster to date is not a movie, but his successful 27-year marriage to wife and actress, Rita Wilson.
By Hollywood standards, any celebrity marriage that lasts longer than five years could be considered successful. But, with almost three decades under his belt, it's no wonder people are interested in knowing how he has maintained such a long-lasting marriage.
When interviewed by ET Online, Tom was very succinct and to the point in his answer:
“I think the end result is that we got married for all the right reasons.”
Is There A Secret?
According to Tom, there is no true secret to marriage. The 59-year-old actor and director told People:
"I wish there was a secret, you know. We just like each other. You start there."
They must like each other a lot, to have spent so many years together! He goes on to say that he's certainly still in awe of his lovely wife Rita:
"I still can't believe my wife goes out with me. If we were in high school and I was just funny, I'd never have the courage to talk to her."
If they were still in high school, there's no doubt that Rita would have taken the initiative to strike up a conversation with the likable funnyman.
The Right Reasons
One clue to their happy marriage can be found in the following love note from wife Rita to Tom on his birthday. Perhaps meeting your true soulmate is a pretty good reason to get married! These two have proved that it works.
Best Husband In A Supporting Role
Tom is a two-time Oscar winner and all of his movies combined have made billions of dollars. However, his "best supporting role" was being there for his wife, Rita, when she found out she had breast cancer last year. The cancer was spotted early, and after undergoing a double mastectomy she was free of the disease. Yet, the whole experience brought the two even closer together.
Stood The Test Of Time
While most Hollywood couples are "Gone With The Wind" as it were, this couple has stood the test of time. Whatever their secret is, it's pretty clear that these two were meant to be together for a very long time.