In a 2006 Tom Hanks biography, author David Gardner claimed to have had access to previously unseen court documents from the actor’s mid-1980’s divorce from Samantha Lewes, in which, David alleged, Samantha asked for a restraining order and charged that Tom “repeatedly verbally abused and humiliated me.” Now, insiders claim, behind closed doors, Tom has exhibited much of the same “cold, controlling behavior” with his current wife Rita Wilson — and their marriage is close to the breaking point!
“You can feel the consistent tension between them,” a source tells Star exclusively. “They’ve both been good at biting their tongues for years, but it’s reached a point where they’ve started to let loose at each other when they’re out of the public eye.”
According to the source, Rita has begun standing up to her husband, causing the relationship to fray. “He doesn’t want to have his perceived authority questioned — and she thinks his behavior has become incorrigible!” the insider explains. “Rita has finally had it with Tom acting like the overlord in their lives.”
And with the marriage teetering toward a split, Tom’s tightfisted ways with his money would make for a rambunctious court battle — and there’s no prenup! “Divorce would obviously be the last option for Rita,” the source concludes. “But everyone has a breaking point.”
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