It was date night for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson as they stepped out for An Unforgettable Evening on Thursday… which turned into an unforgettable interview for “Extra’s” Renee Bargh.
When Renee asked the couple, who has been married since 1988, about their Valentine’s Day, Tom gave a response that she didn’t see coming. Tom said, “You gotta bang that Valentine first thing in the morning, though.” After realizing what he just said, he laughed, “Oh, no, no — you gotta have the Valentine's Day gift bang, solid on the kitchen table when you come down for coffee. I now realize what I just said.”
Rita helped him out, explaining, “You have to prepare in advance is what he's trying to say.” Tom added, “I had the card, letter and the gift right there when she came down in the morning.”
Renee had a little fun with Tom and Rita, referring to the longevity of their relationship when she asked, “Is that the secret — the banging in the morning?” Tom quipped, “Well, let me tell you — we got a lot of stuff out of the way first thing in the morning. I'm gonna tell you that right now!”
Rita reacted with a laugh. “TMI, TMI!” she said.
Tom and Rita were on hand at the star-studded event to raise money for women’s cancers. Rita, a breast cancer survivor herself, shared, “We've been doing this for 20 years. Tonight, we're gonna raise about $2 million. We’re still looking for a cure for cancer. As a survivor, I'm here. I'm not giving up.”
The money raised benefits the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a foundation that supports breast cancer research.
Asked how she feels, Rita said, “Fantastic.”
For more information and how you can help, head to www.bcrfcure.org