Actor Tom Hanks is one of Hollywood’s most well-known celebrities. Many people are familiar with at least one of his works, whether it is A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), or a plethora of other movies.
Since Tom Hanks is almost 63 years old and has been in showbiz for quite a few decades, some fans might be wondering: is he married? Here’s what we know about the actor’s life.
Tom Hanks first married in the 1970s
In 1978, before Tom Hanks was a famous face, he got married to actress and college sweetheart Samantha Lewes (whose real name is Susan Dillingham). He was only 22 years old at the time.
Since neither of them had found success in Hollywood yet, Hanks once revealed that the couple did not have much money. However, they managed to have two children together. Their son Colin was born in 1977 and their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1982.
Tom Hanks admitted that their marriage happened mostly because of the birth of their son and his need to not be lonely. The two of them ended up divorcing about a decade later in 1987.
Who is Tom Hanks’ wife now?
In 1981, while still married to Samantha Lewes, Tom Hanks met an actress named Rita Wilson on the set of his show Bosom Buddies. However, Hanks and Wilson did not develop much of a relationship until 1985 when they worked together again in the film Volunteers.
He recalled that the two of them had instant chemistry. “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.”
After Hanks and Lewes divorced in 1987, Hanks and Wilson married a year later in 1988, leading some onlookers to believe that Hanks might have had an affair with Wilson that caused the divorce with his first wife. Nevertheless, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been together for more than 30 years.
Tom Hanks once shared that, even though he and Rita Wilson got along well when they first met each other,
“The success of our relationship was a matter of timing, maturity, and our willingness to have an intimate connection,” he said. “When I married Rita, I thought, ‘This is going to require some change on my part.’ I won’t deny that
How many kids does Tom Hanks have?
Tom Hanks has four kids in total: Colin and Elizabeth from his first marriage as well as Chet (b. 1990) and Truman (b. 1995) from his marriage with Rita Wilson.
Colin Hanks is an actor just like his father. He has been in films such as The House Bunny (2008) and The Great Buck Howard (2008) as well as TV shows such as The Good Guys (2010), Fargo (2014), and Life in Pieces (2015). He got married in 2010 and has two daughters with his wife.
Elizabeth Hanks is a writer who goes by the name E.A. Hanks. She has written for the likes of Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. She currently works at the Los Angeles Reviews of Books as an editor.
Chet Hanks is a rapper. He does music under the name Chet Hanx, and these days he is one half of a duo called FTRZ. Aside from his music career, throughout the years he is known for making headlines for his struggles with substance abuse. However, Chet Hanks has been trying to overcome his addiction for his daughter who was born in 2016.
The youngest of the bunch, Truman Hanks, is probably the most private. Not much is known about him aside from the fact that he studied math and English at Stanford.