There’s not a single way we admire one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The actor-producer duo is in married life for 30 years, and in that time, they’ve become one of the most endearing, buddying couples in Tinsel Town. Their love for each other has been ever so captivating.

Today, we will shift the spotlight from Tom Hanks and will narrate more through the love of his life, Rita Wilson. On the course, we will take you through all; from how and where she bewitched Hanks to when did they exactly decided to become one? Additionally, we will also be a bit materialistic daring to do the math for Hanks’ Mistress net worth along with some extravaganzas showing how lavish Wilson gets to be being a star’s wife.

How is the Married Life of Rita Wilson with Husband Tom Hanks?

Such was the aura of Rita Wilson which left Tom Hanks jaw droopingly attracted towards her when both were working on the 1985 film Volunteers. As her hubby told GQ,

Rita and I just looked at each other and — ka-boing — that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn’t be denied.

Fun Fact: It was actually in 1981 where Wilson had first met Hanks on the set of TV comedy Bosom Buddies (1980-1982).

Wilson and Hanks at the set of Volunteered
Wilson and Hanks at the set of Volunteered
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Seven years later, Wilson and Hanks looked over the moon with happiness during their wedding in 1988. Thirty years later, the husband reflected on his marriage to Wilson for People magazine, saying,

They say it must be hard work. No, it’s not. Every now and again, you know, you gotta get over some stuff, but life is one damn thing after another and it’s actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it. 

Wilson and Hanks on their wedding
Wilson and Hanks on their wedding
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Wilson was right by her husband’s side when Hanks received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June 1992.
However, back in 2016, when the couple was just about to celebrate their 29th anniversary, National Enquirer blatantly made a false accusation of Wilson and Hanks’ Marriage.

As expected, the couple frivolously yet strongly denied saying,

In the past, we laughed off their cover stories of our soon-to-be acrimonious divorce because those stories were so far from true, they were laughable. But our marriage is the foundation of our family, is sacred to us, and we couldn’t allow such nonsense as we are about to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary next April,” the couple said. “For Star and National Enquirer to profit by dishonoring what is so precious to us with such falsehoods were, we decided, lies we would not put up with any longer.

She was also watching her husband with eyes full of tears more than anyone else when Hanks won big (An Academy for Best Actor) in 1995 for his performance in Forrest Gump.

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Wilson last appeared with her man looking happy as ever on the red carpet at the European premiere of Hanks’ latest film, The Post, in January 2018. Wilson has two children with Hanks, namely Chester and Truman Theodore Hanks. She has two stepchildren, Colin and Elizabeth Hanks from her husband’s former wife Samantha Lewes. In addition, she also has one grandchild and two step-grandchildren.

How Much Is Rita Wilson’ Net Worth?

Tom Hanks may be one of the richest stars in Hollywood, but his Mistress, Rita Wilson, too, does have her own share of fortune to boast for. This Californian born actress/producer currently holds quite a hefty sum of around $20 million on to her personal account. And although this might be nothing compared to her husband’s $400 million worth of fortune, she still deserves a mention if it’s about the chart for just the Hollywood’s leading ladies. As a producer, Margarita Ibrahimova has a considerably successful career.

Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson

Earnings From Movies

First and foremost, she is the co-producer of 2002 independent romantic comedy film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The film held the record for the highest grossing rom-com of all time for 14 years. It grossed around $241million in North America against the budget of $5 million.

Later, another musical comedy-animation, Sing (2016) broke the record with its box office gross of around, $268 million. Additionally, she also had her share in 2008 Mama Mia, a jukebox musical comedy which earned a massive $615 million at the global box office.

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Though her another musical but crime-themed movie Connie and Carla weren’t that successful. The film only earned $11.3 million with the production value of $27 million. Wilson’s early notable appearance includes in that of 1980 feature-length comedy film Ching and Chong. The movie at the time collected around $41 million at the ticket window.

She also appeared in the 1985 comedy film Volunteers ($19 million) where she portrayed the character of Beth Wexler. Similarly, she also featured in 2005‘s Magnificient Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D ($40 million). She appeared in the movie as a Beta Station Commander.

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She then appeared in John Travolta and Robin Williams starrer, Old Dogs (2009) as Jenna. The movie was a commercial success grossing around $96.8 million against the budget of $35 million. Wilson had some brief appearance as Trisha in yet another rom-com in 2009’s, It’s Complicate. This earned a successful revenue at the box office; a sum of $219.1 million.

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Her next minor yet notable role includes in 2011 Tom Hanks’ starrer Larry Crown ($72 million) as Wilmaa Gaamalgaard. Rita Wilson, last appearance in the movie was that with role Shelia in 2014 Scott Eastwood starrer Dawn Patrol. Recently, she again co-produced another musical comedy, Mama Mia! Here we go again, a sequel to the 2008 hit movie Mama Mia. The film was also a box office success grossing $394.7 million at the worldwide box office.

Extra Earnings of Rita Wilson

Aside from movies, Rita Wilson also has some means to add green dollar bills to her fortune. A while back, she along with her husband sold their house of Pacific Palisades which was worth $26 million. Wilson also has a house in Texas Lake with a price tag of around $3.5 million. The Hanks duo again owns a house no 2 at Pacific Palisades priced at $8 million. They also possess a house #3 in Palisades worth $10 million.

And it should also go without saying that she can always ask for her husband’s car keys that gears up the wheels of Hanks’ motors ranging from the brands like Chevrolet Tahoe, Fiat 126, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Prius, Toyota RAV 4 EV, and counting.

Quick Facts: Rita Wilson

  • Rita Wilson was born on October 26, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, US.
    Wilson’s mother, Dorothea Genkos was Greek, born and raised in Sotirë near Dropull I Sipërm in Albania, close to Greece.
  • Wilson’s father, Hassan Halivov Ibrahimoff was a Pomak (Bulgarian Muslim) born in Breshtene (Oraio), Greece, close to Bulgaria.
  • Rita Wison grew up in the Greek Orthodox faith.
  • In April 2015, Wilson revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
  • After a one-month hiatus, Wilson returned to Larry David‘s Fish in the Dark Broadway. On the show, she also announced her recovery from the disease.
  • In 2015, Mrs. Hanks signed an open letter in the support for ONE Campaign. The organization had been collecting signatures for the letter addressed to Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The motive was to solely urge them to help women since they were serving as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively.
  • The message was a plead meant to set the priorities in development funding before the main UN summit in September 2015. The aim was to establish new development goals for the generation.
  • Wison has also contributed to the Moffitt Cancer Center by donating “True Hearts” jewelry forged with sterling silver and 14k gold. The proceeds also aid several charities.
  • Wilson credits Rosie O’Donnell as her inspiration for charitable work, particularly with cancer and children’s charities.