10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s Relationship

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of those Hollywood couples that have been together forever and seem just as in love as they were the day they were married. Hanks has never been shy about proclaiming his love for his lovely wife and she is just as smitten with him. Since the two are about to celebrate another anniversary, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the sweet couple:

10. First Meetings

They met in 1984 while he was starring on the TV show Bosom Buddies. She showed up in an episode about a video dating service. They then co-starred in the 1985 movie Volunteers. According to Hanks, he was immediately attracted to Wilson’s warm, stable personality. “Rita glowed with niceness,” he said. While they obviously liked each other, he was (unhappily) married at the time to his college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes, and Wilson was engaged, but not in love. “I didn’t know what being in love was until I met Tom,” she told Vanity Fair.

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9. Love at First Sight

According to the Oscar-winning actor, he fell for his wife long before he met on set. He first saw her and fell for her when she made a guest appearance on the hit ‘70s sitcom The Brady Bunch. “I was actually at a friend of mine’s house when it aired and I remember thinking ‘that girl’s cute,’” he said at the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.