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Tom Hanks: My wife is brave and beautiful

Tom Hanks may have been married to Rita Wilson for the past 27 years, but he still thinks those who walk down the aisle are “partaking in an act of bravery”.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Tom Hanks knows that he’s an incredibly “lucky man” to be married to Rita Wilson.

The 59-year-old actor walked down the aisle with Rita in 1988 and the pair are happier than ever.

And in a new interview, Tom was asked about the secrets to such a blissful union.

"I'm a lucky man," he said during a chat with US TV show Extra.

On any tips for a happy marriage, Tom replied: “Don't be stupid. I think that anybody that gets married is partaking in an act of bravery."

Rita went through a difficult time in her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy in April.

However, Tom says his spouse is doing incredibly well following the operation and is living her life to the full.

"Her health is fantastic,” Tom said. “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. I'm glad we're not in high school, because I wouldn't have the courage to talk to her in the hallway."

As well as his acting career, Tom has been kept busy in his personal life in recent weeks.

When Girls star Allison Williams married CollegeHumor founder Ricky Van Veen earlier this month, Tom was on hand to officiate the ceremony.

And he certainly isn’t against taking on the role at weddings in the future.

“Well, here's what I did — I studied the ministry for over $35,” Tom said. “And if you want to call me the Right Reverend Tom Hanks, I think you should.”

"I'm for rent. If you can afford the honorarium, I'll be there for ya."

Tom was promoting his latest movie Bridge of Spies, in which he stars alongside Alan Alda and Eve Hewson – the daughter of U2 rocker Bono.

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