Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been together for 35 years.

The Hollywood couple met for the first time in 1981 on the set of the comedy show Bosom Buddies, and they have been together ever since.

Tom Hanks, who is now 66, was actually married at the time, and the two didn’t tell anyone about their relationship until five years later. They got married in 1988.

Wilson became the stepmother of Colin, 45, and Elizabeth, 40, who are the Toy Story actor’s older children from a previous relationship. The couple has two children of their own as well, Chester “Chet” Hanks, 32, and Truman Hanks, 27.

And on Sunday, April 30, they celebrated a huge day for being married over three decades.


Rita Wilson, who is 66 years old, posted a picture of the two of them on Instagram. Tom Hanks was baking her a special anniversary cake that said “Happy Anniversary” on it.

Sharing the sweet moment, Wilson wrote:

35 years of marriage. April 30, 1988. Love is everything.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Since the post went up, the couple’s fans and followers have filled the comments with words of support.

Happy anniversary, Rita! Congratulations!

wrote one.

Another commented:

Just beautiful! Congratulations


Happy Anniversary you beautiful kids!!!!

put a third.

While someone else added:

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! So happy for you both.

This comes after Wilson reflected on her relationship with Tom Hanks.

Last year, the singer told People magazine that she kind of put her own career on hold so she could focus on her children.

I slowed down my work because I really wanted to be the mom that was there when they got home, drove the carpool and did all those things,

she told the outlet.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom was also working a lot, so we would travel with him. If both of us were working and not home, my kids would have been affected. I wouldn’t call slowing down my career a sacrifice, I would call it a choice.

She said, though, that she still loved Tom Hanks and was proud of what he had achieved.

Tom and I have always been supportive of each other and what we do,

she said.

I remember doing press junkets back in the day, and interviewers would say to me, ‘Gosh, it must be so difficult to be with someone so famous.’ I would think, ‘Why are they saying that?’

Then I realised that the question was more about them and how they would feel in that situation than me.