Love Story, Volume 3

23 Feb

In Hollywood these days, marriages seem to last about as long as my manicures do.  (Hey, I had a failed one once, so who am I to judge?)  So, it’s refreshing when you see a couple who can count their decades together (instead of months together), like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

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Hanks and Wilson were wed in 1988, after a brief courtship.  She has said that she never knew what love was until she met him (even though she was engaged to another man at one point) and can recall the moment she fell in love with him (as they were holding hands on the corner of 58th and 5th streets in New York).

Ron Galella

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Through the years, his Oscar acceptance speeches have turned both the audience (and Tom) teary-eyed when he acknowledged her, always saying that the reason he was able to identify with the characters he won for playing was because of the love they share.

Oscar Speech for Philadelphia:

“Here’s what I know. I could not be standing here without that undying love that was just sung about by Neil Young.  I have that in a lover that is so close to ‘fine,’ that we should all be able to experience such Heaven right here on Earth.”

Oscar Speech for Forrest Gump:

“I am standing here because the woman I share my life with has taught me, and demonstrates to me every day, just what love is.”

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On their 24th wedding anniversary, the couple took to Twitter with a sweet display of public affection – him posting a now 24-year-old wedding photo and calling her the love of his life, and her Tweeting back, “It feels like it’s been 24 hours.  Did we just get married?”

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One Response to “Love Story, Volume 3”

  1. Mallory February 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    So sweet! I definitely just teared up!

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