Hopefully Chet Hanks is somewhere heaving a huge sigh of relief, now that he doesn’t have to lug the heavy Hanks-Wilson mantle around in his parents’ absence. After being diagnosed with COVID-19 while working on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie in Australia and quarantining for two weeks as instructed by doctors, People spotted Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson out and about in Los Angeles, by which we mean driving in their car, still six feet away from everyone else. Since the science is still out on whether former coronavirus patients retain a significant immunity, and for how long, hopefully T-Hanx and the fam will join us all in following instructions and socially isolating for the duration. Seeing the couple throw a huge house party is literally the last thing we need while trying to convince the last few holdouts.
“We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on sheltering in place and social distancing,” Hanks wrote on Twitter upon their return. “Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Rita and I are so appreciative of it.”