Rita Wilson Reveals the Secret to Her Successful Marriage to Tom Hanks

June 28, 2011 By:
Rita Wilson Reveals the Secret to Her Successful Marriage to Tom Hanks

In a town where marriages rarely make it past the one-year mark, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of those couples that make celebrity marriages seem pretty awesome.

They’ve been married for over 23 years now--which is like 5 lifetimes in Hollywood--and admit they fall more in love with each other every day.

So what’s their secret to maintaining such a long, healthy relationship in this town? "We want to be married to each other,” Rita confessed to Hollyscoop at the Larry Crowne movie premiere in Hollywood.

She added, “I think that's very, very important [to want to be married]. You got to want to be married to the person you're married to. We still like each other a lot."

Tom was previously married to Samantha Lewes in 1978 but began an affair with future wife Rita Wilson while they were filming Volunteers.

He recently admitted he wasn’t proud of the affair, but couldn’t deny the chemistry he had with Rita. He told GQ magazine, "Rita and I just looked at each other and - kaboing - that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied."

23 years and two kids later, they’re clearly still feeling the kaboing.