Rita Wilson, the beloved wife of Tom Hanks, recently celebrated her husband’s 67th birthday in the most heartwarming way.
She took to Instagram to share a loving tribute to her husband of 35 years, highlighting not just his well-known qualities, but also his unique quirks that make him the man she loves.
The post featured a photo of the “Forrest Gump” star, arms folded, exuding his characteristic charm.
Wilson began her caption with a heartfelt declaration: “Happy Birthday to this man who is my lover, my best friend, my family, the father of my children.”
She then delved into the delightful details of what makes Hanks special to her.
One such quirk she mentioned was his knack for inventing amusing cocktail names.
“He loves a typewriter just slightly less than me, (why is there no typewriter emoji?) invents cocktails like Diet Cokecaine (Diet Coke mixed with Champagne) or a Cokearita (Diet Coke mixed with margarita),” she wrote.
Wilson also praised Hanks’ musical talent, noting his frequent appearances as a DJ on Boss Radio 66.
She highlighted his love for family and friends, and his commitment to telling the stories of veterans.
She also mentioned his coffee brand, @givehanx Hanx for our Troops, which supports veterans.
Towards the end of her post, Wilson shared more of her husband’s admirable qualities.
“He is one of the smartest people I know, has made me laugh every day for 38 years, can nap anywhere at any time. Happy happy birthday my love!” she wrote, adding a flurry of cake, heart, and flower emojis to her message.
The post was met with a wave of birthday wishes from celebrity friends and fans alike.
John Stamos commented, “Look at the guns on that kid!” referring to Hanks’ biceps in the picture.
Christie Brinkley chimed in, “I read that if you can nap anywhere it’s a sign that you’re a genius. We knew it already but it’s confirmation! HBD‼️”
Kate Hudson kept her message simple with a “Happy Birthday Tom!” while a fan posted a cake emoji and wrote, “And one of the best actors of all time!”
Another fan referenced a beloved Hanks film and said, “Happy birthday to Tom Hanks, an amazing man! A ‘BIG’ thanks for all you’ve given us!”
Wilson’s affectionate posts about her husband are not uncommon.
In April, the couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.
She shared a picture of Hanks presenting her with a cake that read “Happy Anniversary.”
Her caption was a simple yet profound statement: “35 years of marriage. April 30 1988. Love is everything.”
Wilson and Hanks have two sons together, Chet Hanks, 32, and Truman Hanks, 27.
Hanks is also a father to Colin Hanks, 45, and Elizabeth Ann Hanks, 41.
Their love story continues to inspire and charm their fans, reminding us all that love, indeed, is everything.