People.com Entertainment Movies Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Celebrate Becoming Official Greek Citizens The couple celebrated Tom Hanks' 64th birthday in Greece this month By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 27, 2020 09:14 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are going global! On Sunday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Instagram that the Hollywood couple have now become official citizens of Greece. Hanks, 64, and Wilson, 63, happily posed alongside Mitsotakis, 52, and his wife Mareva Grabowski, proudly holding up their new citizenship documentation. "@ritawilson @tomhanks are now proud Greek citizens! 🇬🇷👍," Mitsotakis captioned the photo. Wilson learned of her Greek ancestry in a 2012 episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, and in January, Hanks tweeted that he was "starting 2020 as an Honorary citizen of all of Greece! Kronia pola! ( more or less, 'happy year!')." The couple was spotted earlier this month arriving in Greece to celebrate the Greyhound actor's 64th birthday. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Amy Sussman/Getty Sharing a sweet photo of her husband on Instagram, Wilson wished Hanks a happy birthday, calling him her "anchor." "Happy Birthday, @tomhanks We love you so much. You are our anchor. Every day with you is a blessing," she wrote, then quoted the Beatles song "When I'm Sixty Four." "'Give me your answer, fill in a form / Mine for evermore / Will you still need me, will you still feed me / When I'm sixty-four' YES!" Life-Size Tom Hanks Signs Promoting Social Distancing Pop Up Around Toronto amid Coronavirus Pandemic Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories On July 9, Hanks celebrated his birthday with a splash — literally. The Oscar winner posted a video of himself jumping into a pool, writing "This Greyhound is 64!! Hanx," referencing his new World War II movie, Greyhound. Hanks and Wilson both recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier this year while in Australia, now encouraging fans and followers to practice social distancing and other public health safety measures. "What has lingered here is this societal question of doing our part," he told Hoda Kotb on Today earlier this month."The idea of doing one's part though should be so simple. Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands." Hanks said it remains a "mystery" to him that "such a small thing" like helping others "has been wiped out of what should be ingrained in the behavior of us all." RELATED VIDEO: Tom Hanks Jumps Into His Birthday with an Epic Pool Dive: 'This Greyhound is 64!' Tom Hanks Says He and Rita Wilson Had 'Very Different Reactions' to Coronavirus: It 'Was Odd' "I think a huge majority of Americans get it," Hanks said of taking precautions for the virus, adding, however, "there is a darkness on the edge of town here, folks." "Let's not confuse the fact, it's killing people. You can say, ‘Well, traffic accidents kill a lot of people too.’ But traffic accidents happen because a lot of drivers aren’t doing their part," he said. "I don't know how common sense has somehow been put in question in regards to this." Hanks continued, "We are all in this together; there are things that we can do in order to help our street, our neighborhood, our town, our city, our state, our nation and our world." As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.