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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:51 PM

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Officially Become Greek Citizens

The Oscar winner and his famed wife have officially become Greek citizens. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece, confirmed the personal news in an Instagram post he shared on Saturday along with a photo of the two stars holding up their Greek passports.
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As Hanks tweeted on Jan. 2, "Starting 2020 as an Honorary citizen of all of Greece! Kronia pola! ( more or less, "happy year!". Hanx."

The couple share many ties to the country, as they have often vacationed in Greece over the years. Wilson is also of Greek ancestry and the two are Greek Orthodox.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1173928/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-officially-become-greek-citizens

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Reply Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Officially Become Greek Citizens (Original post)
Renew Deal Jul 28 OP
Johnny2X2X Jul 28 #1
Wounded Bear Jul 28 #2
Thekaspervote Jul 28 #3
Mosby Jul 28 #4
Fiendish Thingy Jul 28 #5
JI7 Jul 28 #6
Renew Deal Jul 28 #8
kysrsoze Jul 28 #7
MurrayDelph Jul 28 #9

Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:55 PM

1. Good for them

My company is a global 1, I have good contacts in our Canada offices, I will absolutely apply for jobs in Canada if Trump stays in office. Trump's vision of America is one where dissent is quashed with state violence. 4 more years of Trump and they'll be butchering liberals in the streets en masse.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:56 PM

2. What a great couple...

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:23 PM

3. Great for them...a sad day for us!!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:23 PM

4. I wonder if they did this for tax reasons.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:51 PM

5. They have not renounced US citizenship, so are still liable for US taxes

As a dual citizen, I know far too well.

I think they might be using it as an escape hatch if Trump is re-elected - Greece is part of the EU, so they could live anywhere in the EU.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 03:09 PM

6. This is just honorary citizenship. They are still US citizens

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 03:48 PM

8. He originally gained honorary citizenship. He now has full citizenship.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 03:32 PM

7. Dual citizenship is common with Greek families. My wife is Greek, and my SIL and in-laws have it.

My sister-in-law worked there for a few years, so she applied while she was there. If you spend a lot of time there, it makes things easier. My in-laws spend almost every summer in their village. Since Rita Wilson is Greek and they're there so much, it makes sense for them.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:25 PM

9. Years ago, when I still lived in Los Angeles

I very briefly met Tom & Rita (as in we were on the same room and they waved) when they were hosting a Greek festival fundraising at St Sophia, a historic Greek Orthodox church in the Pico Union area.

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