Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson’s 31-Year Marriage Is So Strong Because Of The Lessons From Fred Rogers' ‘Neighborhood’, Claims Actor

Date November 18, 2019 17:37

In November 2019, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson dazzled at the premiere of Hanks’ new movie, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. In the film, the actor plays a beloved TV presenter Fred Rogers.

Even though there is no one who would be better suited to play the role, Hanks worked really hard to capture Fred Rogers’ incredible humanity, heart-warming kindness, and emotional maturity.

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson’s 31-Year Marriage Is So Strong Because Of The Lessons From Fred Rogers' ‘Neighborhood’, Claims ActorGetty Images / Ideal Image

Later, the actor admitted that he took some of the Rogers’ lessons to his heart and they helped him to strengthen his relationship with Wilson.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s secret to a happy marriage

Tom Hanks had a candid chat with ET's Kevin Frazier during which he revealed how the teachable lessons from the movie about Fred Rogers influenced his marriage, more importantly when an argument comes to play.

The 63-year-old shared with a smile and a calm tome, inspired by Rogers:

When my wife and I are going at it on those rare occasions, when she is letting me know that I'm not really listening to her and I'm trying to establish what the ground rules are [for the argument], when we're going at it like that, one of us will say, 'Well, you know what? You know what, honey? It's good to talk. It's good to say the things we feel.'

He noted that this is what he learned from playing the famous entertainer. But that’s not all. Tom Hanks’ wife is a great cook but the two enjoy making dishes together, especially soup, which takes up to three hours.

Aren’t they are the sweetest couple? Tom and Rita met in 1981 but the sparks didn’t fly on the first encounter. Only 3 years later when they worked together in the film Volunteers Hanks felt something big towards Wilson.

At that time he was still married but he couldn’t control his feelings to Rita. The award-winning actor separated from his wife in 1986 and a year after his divorce was finalized, he tied the knot with Wilson. And the two have been happily married ever since.

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