Who Was Tom Hank’s First Wife Samantha Lewes? Why Did The Pair Divorce?

Published Date   20th Jan. 2020, 11:11 am  Update Date: February 2nd, 2020  03:23 pm Sarvagya
Who Was Tom Hank’s First Wife Samantha Lewes? Why Did The Pair Divorce?Tom Hank's ex-wife Samantha Lewes was an actress. Image Source: Amazon.




Samantha Lewes was a famed American actress who unfortunately died on the 12th of March 2002. Samantha was Tom Hank‘s first wife.

The ex-pair of Samantha and Tom got married on January 24, 1978, and got divorced on March 19, 1987, before 15 years of her death. During their nine years of relationship, they got blessed with two children, son Colin Hanks and daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks.



Let’s find more on  Tom Hank’s first wife, Samantha Lewes.

Samantha Lewes Was An Actress

Tom Hank’s ex-wife Samantha Lewes was born as Susan Jane Dillingham on the 29th of November 1952 in San Diego, California, United States.

Samantha Lewes's bio

Samantha Lewes was born on the 29th of November 1952. Image Source: Pinterest.

She was born to parents John Raymond Dillingham and Harriet Hall Dillingham. Samantha Lewes’ father was a Marine, and her mother was a teacher. She grew up with her three siblings.

Samatha has been featured in the movie Mr. Success in 1984 and tv series Bosom Buddies in 1981. After 1984, she completely stopped playing in the film and series and began focusing on her family.

Talking about Samantha Lewes’ net worth, she must had earned a considerable amount of money from her acting career. As for her ex-husband, Tom Hanks’ net worth is a whopping $400 million.

Samantha Lewes’ Death

Aforementioned, Samantha died on the 12th of March 2002 in Sacramento, California, United States. The reason behind Tom Hank’s first wife, Samantha Lewes’ death, was bone cancer.

Samantha Lewes' death

Samantha Lewes died because of bone cancer. Image Source: Pinterest.

Samantha was 50 years when she left the beautiful world. Her body is buried in Califonia.

Samantha Lewes And Tom Hanks’ Love Life

Samantha and Tom had their first encounter in the 70s when they both were acting students in California based Sacramento State University and eventually started dating. The late actress was Tom’s college sweetheart.

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks'a love life

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks first met during their college days. Image Source: Pinterest.

After dating for a couple of years, the ex-duo got married on the 24th of January 1978. Samanta was aged 27, and Tom was 23 during the time of their marriage. The late actress was four years older than the Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.

Samatha isn’t only the one whom Tom Hanks has married. Tom has been in a marital relationship with Rita Wilson also.

Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson

Samantha Lewes’ ex-husband Tom Hanks is currently married to actress Rita Wilson. Photo Source: Getty Images.

The gorgeous pair got married on April 30, 1988, and have been together for more than 3 decades. Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson is an American actress who is best known for her role in the series, Girls.

Mother Of Tom Hanks’ Children

As stated earlier, during their nine years of marital relationship, Samantha and Tom got blessed with two children, son Colin Hanks and daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks. Samantha was also the grandmother of Colin Hanks’ daughters, Charlotte Bryant Hanks and Olivia Jane Hanks.

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks' children

Samantha Lewes was the mother of Tom Hanks’ two children. Photo Source: Getty Images.

Samantha was also the step-mother of Tom Hanks’s sons, Chet Hanks and  Truman Theodore Hanks, from his marital relationship with Rita Wilson.

What Could Be Samantha Lewes And Tom Hanks’ Divorce Reason?

According to some sources, the reason behind Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks’ divorce was Rita Wilson. The now pair of Tom and Rita were often seen together in several functions. Sadly, Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks got divorced on March 19, 1987.

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks' divorce reason

Sources claim that Rita Wilson was the reason behind Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks’ divorce. Photo Source: Dailymail.

However, Tom once said, ‘I was just 23, and my son was already 2 when I married for the first time, I was not ready to take on the responsibilities of the father.’

Above all, Samantha is living in heaven; the memories of her will always remain. Rest In Peace, Samantha Lewes!

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