|Tom Hanks Helped Wife Rita Wilson Beat Breast Cancer by Making her Laugh|
|Friday, 24 February 2017 18:00|
Greek-American wife of Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, is 60 years old and now cancer free, but she got through the tough time by having Tom Hanks there to make her laugh.
"I think when I was going through my diagnoses and surgery, one thing that I really wanted to communicate to people now that we’re through it is that there are still times when you have love and you smile and you laugh," Wilson said.
"We watched movies, we watched great documentaries, we ate good food and we did our best to maintain our spirit and be thankful."
The actress underwent a double mastectomy two years ago.
Tom, who is pretty much everyone’s hero as well as Rita’s, added they treated her diagnosis as if it was dealing with a storm.
Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: ‘You just clear the decks and you circle the wagons and you join the community and you hunker down.
‘It’s not that hard to do. It’s like when there’s a big rainstorm outside, you bust out the hot cocoa and make sure everyone is comfortable.’
- Tom Hanks
The couple have been married for 29 years and also told E! News that ‘every day’s a blessing, every day is date night.’
Hollywood's longest married couple loves to vacation in Greece. They frequently spend their beautiful summers on the island of Antiparos.