We all know getting married is the easy part, it’s the whole making it last forever that can be tricky. That’s why some 50% of “I dos” wind up in divorce court. Those statistics seem to be even higher when the couple has a celebrity status under their belt.
While many famous marriages wind up lasting as long as an episode of "Empire," couples like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s should be one we all strive for — famous or not. After almost 30 years, Hanks revealed the simple secret to how he and his wife have stood the test of time.
With a career like Tom Hanks, it’s a wonder he still has anything to say in an interview we haven’t already heard, but alas, he sat down with Entertainment Tonight and when the conversation turned towards his marriage, the actor was practically gushing. Looking back at their relationship he said, “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.”
They didn’t get married because it’d be good for their careers, or because she was knocked up and they felt it was the “right” thing to do. Tom seemed to believe he was in a good place when he was in Rita’s presence when they were dating, and when it came time to take it to the next level they walked down the aisle in unison with one another. That’s how it should be.
We’ve watched far too many celebrities get married just to get divorced soon after. Remember when Kim Kardashian was married for a whopping 72 days. That was a lifetime compared to when Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman decided to tie the knot in 1998. Nine days later they filed for an annulment. Those of course don't even compare to the most infamous, Britney Spears' 55 hours of wedded bliss to her childhood friend Jason Alexander.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are #marriagegoals and they should be celebrated for their successful and long-lasting marriage!