Monday 24 September 2018

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks put on loved-up display at The Post premiere after 30 years of marriage

US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, US actress Rita Wilson (L) pose on the red carpet on arrival for the European Premiere of The Post in London on January 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, US actress Rita Wilson (L) pose on the red carpet on arrival for the European Premiere of The Post in London on January 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attend the The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attend the The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attend the The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attends the 2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attends the 2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson attends the 2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 2018 National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 2018 National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks (L) and Rita Wilson arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.
US actor Tom Hanks (L) and wife Rita Wilson attend the UK premier of 'Captain Phillips' in 2013
Rita Wilson shared an image on her Twitter account with her husband Tom Hanks
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks attend Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at 99E 52d St. on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Actor Tom Hanks shows off his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 30 June 1992 during a ceremony honoring movie and television stars. Hanks' current movie, "A League of Their Own" opens tomorrow 01 July. Next to Hanks is his wife, Rita Wilson. AFP PHOTO VINCE BUCCI (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson arrive 27 March at the 67th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Hanks has been nominated as best actor for his role in "Forrest Gump." AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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The term 'couple goals' is thrown around a lot, but Tom Hanks are Rita Wilson are worthy recipients of the title.

After nearly years of marriage, this Hollywood power couple are more in love than ever and letting the world know as they continue to promote Hanks' role in buzzy awards season film The Post. At Wednesday night's premiere in London, they happily posed on the red carpet, holding hands, linking arms and hugging as they beamed by each other's side.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

It's been a busy week for the couple, who have travelled thousands of miles for three different events in recent days including the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday, the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York on Tuesday and last night's European premiere in the UK, alongside Meryl Streep, who also stars in the film and director Steven Spieldberg.

The pair, who wed in 1988, are often considered to have one of the most rock-solid marriages around, something the Oscar-winning actor has proudly declared on more than one occasion.

"Rita and I are blessed because we really like each other and we always have. We weather a storm here and there, it's no big deal, you can get past it," he told 60 Minutes in 2016.

He added that if they had met when they were younger, they wouldn't be together today.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 'The Post' European Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on January 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

"I told her long ago, 'If you and I were at the same high school I wouldn't have had the courage to speak to you'. Too vivacious, too beautiful, too popular - everything - too upbeat, too positive.'

"To her credit my wife said, 'If we had gone to school at the same time, I would've had nothing to do with you."'

Hanks was previously married to Samanta Lewes for nine years before divorcing in 1987 and has two children - Colin and Elizabeth - from his first marriage. He and Rita have two children - Chet and Truman - together.

In 2015, he gushed to Entertainment Tonight that their first introduction wasn't quite love at first sight, but a lightbulb moment for him.

US actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson arrive 27 March at the 67th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Hanks has been nominated as best actor for his role in
US actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson arrive 27 March at the 67th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Hanks has been nominated as best actor for his role in "Forrest Gump." AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

"When we first looked at each other there was definitely a kind of, 'Hey, this is the place!' I felt that anyway. I think the end result is that we got married for all the right reasons."

Wilson, who underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, also praised her husband for his support, telling the New York Times, "Who knew it would make you even closer?"

Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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