Tom Hanks Tells Group to 'Back the F---' Off After Aggressive Fan Knocks Into Rita Wilson

"Knocking over my wife?" Tom Hanks angrily told a group of fans Wednesday night in N.Y.C. after one bumped into Rita Wilson, seemingly causing her to trip

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Photo: WavyPeter/Splash

Tom Hanks is coming to the defense of Rita Wilson.

In video footage shared Thursday by TMZ, the 65-year-old actor and his wife of 34 years are followed by a group of people as they head toward their car in New York City Wednesday night.

At one point, Wilson, 65, yells as she appears to trip slightly forward, after someone bumps into her from behind.

As the actress regains her footing and says, "Stop it," Hanks turns around and puts his hands up to the group, saying loudly, "Back the f--- off!"

"Knocking over my wife?" the two-time Oscar winner adds before turning around and getting into the car after Wilson.

Reps for the couple have not commented on the incident.

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Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks one year since getting Covid
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. Rita Wilson/Instagram

Wilson and Hanks recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary, and the actress had the perfect picture to capture their marital bliss all those years ago.

"34th. 1988-2022. 💕☦️💕," Wilson captioned the photograph from their 1988 wedding, taken on film.

In the shot, the couple holds hands as they walk towards the camera, their overjoyed smiles impossible to conceal.

She also shared the photo to her Instagram Story, set to the sounds of her song, "The Best Days of Our Lives."

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Wilson and Hanks' relationship dates back to 1981, when they first met on the set of the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies. They were strictly platonic at the time, as Hanks was still with his ex-wife, the late Samantha Lewes. However, after they divorced, Wilson and Hanks went public in 1986.

After their wedding, Wilson and Hanks went on to welcome two sons: Chester "Chet" Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks. Hanks also had two children with Lewes before their split, Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks.

Hanks and Wilson have also had to navigate hard times together. After Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a double mastectomy in 2015, she told PEOPLE she was "blessed" to have Hanks and the rest of her family by her side.

The duo also dealt with a bout of COVID-19 together, after both were diagnosed in March 2020 at the onset of the pandemic.

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