Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson: My Big Fat Greek Vacation!



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Rita Wilson, wife of famous Hollywood star Tom Hanks and an actress herself is proud of her Greek roots. So it was no surprise that Tom and Rita were seen enjoying the sun and the beautiful beaches during their vacation in Greece.

The couple, married for 26 years, was seen on Antiparos in the Cyclades, where they showed off their sporting skills with high-energy activities. Instead of letting the hours drift by sun bathing on the beach, the screen stars were seen enjoying some stand-up paddling.

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Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for the 1994 film “Forrest Gump,” displayed his athletic body in a pair of black surfing shorts, while Rita Wilson wearing a striped form-fitting top and white shorts was accompanying her husband.

The couple’s visit to Greece comes after Tom’s July trip to Egypt to shoot a part of his upcoming movie “A Hologram For The King.”

Rita was born Margarita Ibrahimoff to a Greek mother and Bulgarian father in Los Angeles. She was raised Greek Orthodox. Rita Wilson was responsible for getting Nia Vardalos‘ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” to the big screen.

“Tom and Rita insisted on it to being Greek all the way,” Nia told Filmcritic.com of their input.

Rita and Tom also served as executive producers on “Mamma Mia,” the ABBA-based musical starring Meryl Streep, which was shot on the islands of Skopelos and Skiathos in Greece.