Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Become Greek Citizens

According to the Prime Minister in Greece, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are now officially citizens of the country.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared the news in an Instagram post on Sunday. He wrote, “@ritawilson @tomhanks are now proud Greek citizens!” The post included a picture of the Prime Minister and his wife standing together with the celebrity couple.

This doesn’t come as a surprise for some folks. After all, when Hanks married Wilson, he joined the Greek Orthodox Church in 1988. The couple also owns property on the island of Antiparos and have produced a few films about the Greek communities. Those films include “Mamma Mia!” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

In 2020, Hank told reporters at the Golden Globe Awards that “Greece is a haven. I’ve been around the world. I’ve been to the most beautiful places in the world. None of them tops Greece. The land, the sky, the water… it’s good for the soul. It’s a healing place,” he said. Doesn’t that make you kind of want to lease a car to explore Greece?

Earlier this year, both Hanks and Wilson recovered from Covid-19 while in Australia. They were the first major celebrity couple to publicly share their coronavirus diagnoses.