Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson appear to have one of the most solid and loving relationships in the whole of Hollywood.
They always seem to look genuinely happy in each other's company as well as there being that sparkle in their eyes, which lets us all know that they are still hot for one another even after all these years.
We should hate them, but, somehow, it just makes us love them even more.
So, what's the key to their success? How have they stayed faithful and fulfilled when so many others around them have failed?
Well, over the years Hanks has shared little nuggets of wisdom about his relationship and in honor of them celebrating thirty-one years of married bliss this year, we have collated his top 6 rules for a happy life together.
But according to Wilson, there is only one reason that they are still together... keep reading to find out what it is!
Hanks first laid eyes on Wilson when he was just sixteen years old.She had just made her acting debut on sitcom, The Brady Bunch. With Hanks saying: "I was actually at a friend of mine's house when it aired and I remember thinking 'that girl's cute'".
But he didn't meet her in person until the early '80s.When he was starring in the sitcom Bosom Buddies. Wilson appeared in one episode alongside Hanks and he has since shared that there was an instant spark between them.
They then continued to work together.Both starring in the film Volunteers, alongside John Candy. They looked cute together even then.
However, at the time, Hanks was still married to Samantha Lewes, so he and Wilson remained just friends.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and John Candy in Volunteers. https://t.co/t4IzgqZ4vY— Marc with a C (@Marc with a C)1514385117.0
But all was not rosy in their marriage.
@tomhanks Married His High School #Sweetheart Samantha Lewes, With Whom He Had Two Kids, Although They Divorced Aft… https://t.co/Ahu6TySWJ3— Trading Blvd (@Trading Blvd)1555812021.0
Hanks and Wilson then went public with their relationship in December 1986.
via: GettyHanks was still married to Lewes at the time, but they were separated. Fast work, but we guess when you know it's right, you just go for it.
In April 1988, Hanks and Wilson got married.
The couple looked more loved up than ever when Hanks was nominated for his first Oscar for the movie Big.
In August 1990, Wilson gave birth to their first child.
And they were back to doing what they did best.Sharing the screen together! This time, it was in romcom hit, Sleepless in Seattle. This movie really rocketed Hanks to new heights career-wise and it was, in fact, Wilson who had first introduced him to the work of the director of the movie, Nora Ephron, when she took him on a date to see the movie This Is My Life. So, really, it was thanks to her that he is such a big star today?
Sealed with a kiss.
As his career continued to flourish, Hanks always made sure to thank his wife for her ongoing support.
But if this is all a bit to soppy for you, his next revelation may help.
Oops, we skipped past the birth of their second child in December 1995!
And even with two young kids, they always made time to have fun together.
And as if being majorly successful actors wasn't enough.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is coming!!! March 25! Oh yeah!!! https://t.co/YJS2DU7BQd— Rita Wilson (@Rita Wilson)1453239490.0
Maybe it's a case of a couple that works together, stays together?
@RitaWilson @mammamiamovie @tomhanks I live the "Mama Mia" films. The Broadway production was amazing, saw it 3 tim… https://t.co/wEO42IZW1B— Madworld (@Madworld)1534113641.0
It would appear not!
via: GettyWhen their family was photographed in September 2004 at an LA Dodgers game, they all looked to be having so much fun together.
But they always make time for each other as a couple, without their kids.
via: GettyWhen Hanks was on a break from shooting his movie, Captain Phillips, he and Wilson took in the sights of Paris together and looked as in love as ever. Romantic mini break... good call.
Their family unit is still going strong.
@ColinHanks @tomhanks @eahanks watching USA vs Belgium #WorldCup2014 http://t.co/0qLI7cf7iV— Rita Wilson (@Rita Wilson)1404248779.0
But, like everyone else, their family is not immune to problems.
But, of course, she need not have worried.
It's National Cancer Survivors Day! I have a message for you. https://t.co/ujCmua8pdO— Rita Wilson (@Rita Wilson)1465511926.0
And having celebrated their thirty-one year wedding anniversary this year, they appear happier than ever.
Today is my and @tomhanks 31st wedding anniversary!!! People often ask what is our secret to a long marriage. Well,… https://t.co/q88yoEuq4O— Rita Wilson (@Rita Wilson)1556651030.0
1. Make sure you are ready for marriage.
@RitaWilson @tomhanks 31? Wow... Happy Anniversary! =) https://t.co/NKJZs4US9K— Eric Keyes (@Eric Keyes)1556686254.0