Hollywood’s First Wives Club: Meet the Women Who Used to Be Married to A-List Actors

When it comes to celebrity marriages, some of the richest and most successful actors have walked down the aisle more than once.

Sure, you can name who they’re married to now, but can you recall who they used to be married to, or did you forget they were even married before? Here are the first wives of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars.

1. Samantha Lewes, first wife of Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks posing with Samantha Lewes at a park.

The college sweethearts married very young. | YouTube

It seems like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been together forever, but once upon a time, the Forrest Gump star was married to someone else.

When he was just 21 years old, Hanks wed his college sweetheart Susan Dillingham who acted under the stage name Samantha Lewes.  She had roles in Mr. Success and the show Bosom Buddies, which Hanks starred in. They were married from 1978 to 1987 and had two children together.

Lewes died of bone cancer on March 12, 2002.

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