Tom Hanks Opens Up About His 27-Year Marriage to Rita Wilson: 'We Got Married for All the Right Reasons'

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A marriage lasting a quarter of a century is an amazing feat for anyone — let alone two major celebrities. Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have managed to keep their marriage alive through 27 years in the spotlight, two kids and even a battle with cancer.

"When we first looked at each other there was definitely a kind of (pointing to camera), 'Hey, this is the place!' I felt that anyway," Hanks told Entertainment Tonight at the Outfest Legacy Awards. "I think the end result is that we got married for all the right reasons."

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"Most of our friends have been married longer than we have," the star continued. "We're kinda the young pups when it comes to it."

Even if he is a "young pup" when it comes to marriage, the actor isn't one to shy away from doling out marriage advice — lucky for us! Back in September the star told Extra that his key to a happy marriage is simple. "Don't be stupid. I think that anybody that gets married is partaking in an act of bravery." Hanks said. With more celeb couples breaking up this summer than making up, it's faith-restoring to see such an adorable couple still going strong.

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In April the 58-year-old actress revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Wilson is luckily cancer-free and didn't need radiation or chemotherapy. "You never know how your spouse is going to react in a situation like this," Wilson told the New York Times in May. "I was so amazed, so blown away by the care my husband gave me... who knew it would make you even closer?"

After hearing Hanks continually gushing over his wife, it's no wonder the actor was asked to officiate Girls star Allison Williams' recent wedding. The actor even told Extra he'd be willing to lend his officiating services to couples everywhere, assuming they can afford the honorarium. We think that's one wedding splurge definitely worth having!

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