Tom Hanks is a very proud man. Five months ago his wife Rita Wilson shared the difficult and personal news that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Thankfully, the 58-year-old was recently given the all-clear, and this week Tom confirmed that her health now is "fantastic".
"She took on not only the crisis, but also the issues of women's cancers in a way that I thought was extremely brave and beautiful," the Oscar-winner said in a new interview with Extra. "I'm glad we're not in high school, because I wouldn't have had the courage to talk to her in the hallway! I am a lucky man."
Tom Hanks on wife Rita Wilson: "Her health is fantastic"
Tom and Rita have been very happily married for 27 years now. Asked what advice he would give to others on maintaining a successful relationship, the Saving Mr Banks actor replied: "Don't be stupid. I think that anybody that gets married is partaking in an act of bravery."
On the subject of weddings, 59-year-old Tom also opened up about his most recent role - officiating at Girls actress Allison Williams' marriage to Ricky Van Deen in Wyoming last Saturday.
"Well, here's what I did – I studied the ministry for over $35," the star said. "And if you want to call me Right Reverend Tom Hanks, I think you should." He then joked: "I'm for rent. If you can afford the honorarium, I'll be there for ya!"
Both Tom and Rita attended Allison and Ricky's star-studded wedding – Rita plays Allison's on-screen mum in the TV comedy-drama series. After the ceremony, which took place at the Brush Creek Ranch, they mingled with fellow guests including Katy Perry, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Diane von Furstenberg, Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling.