Tom Hanks is one of the most renowned actors in the world. His films have touched the hearts of millions of fans all over the world, with the likes of Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and more changing lives. Recently, the typically calm and composed actor made headlines, but for all the wrong reasons.
National treasure Tom Hanks transformed from actor to protector when a group of crazed fans got too close to his wife, Rita Wilson. PageSix reported, as the pair left the eatery a large crowd formed and swarmed towards them, with one member of the public getting too close and knocking Rita, causing her to lose her footing. As she wobbled on her feet and tried to regain her composure, she shouted ‘stop it!’ and held up her hands.
After rushing to see if Rita was ok, Tom then turned to the crowds and yelled, ‘my wife? Back the f**k up! Knocking over my wife?!’ before the couple quickly ran into a waiting car. While the Oscar-winning actor did not respond, a sheepish fan shouted out “sorry about that, Tom” as the couple sped off. The “Forrest Gump” star has been on a press tour to promote his upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed film, “Elvis,” for a few weeks. The shocking moment comes amid ongoing concerns regarding Tom’s health, after he was filmed visibly shaking and unable to control his arm earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Wilson and Hanks have been married for 34 years. They met in 1981 on the set of “Bosom Buddies,” a sitcom that ran from 1980 to 1982. At the time, Hanks was still married to his first wife, college sweetheart Samantha Lewes, with whom he had two children, actor son Colin Hanks, 44, and daughter Elizabeth Hanks, 40. Tom and Wilson went on to welcome two sons of their own: actor and rapper Chet Hanks, 31, and Truman Hanks, 26. Chet has battled with his own demons over the years but just recently marked nine months of sobriety.
Despite his dad’s flawless reputation, Chet claimed in February that he did not have a “strong male role model” growing up. At the time, he explained that what he really felt inside was “shame” for how “privileged” and “sheltered” he grew up, embarrassment for feeling “unprepared” to “deal with real life,” and insecurity about his self-worth. It appears, the father-son duo have some issues to work out. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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