Rita Wilson gives out phone number on social media, asks fans to text her as she continues coronavirus recovery
Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson is making the best of her time in quarantine following her coronavirus diagnosis and is now asking fans to text her on her phone with the promise that she will reply to them all. Both Wilson and Hanks tested positive for the novel coronavirus while they were in Australia working on Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley film for Warner Bros and were released from the hospital to self-isolate five days later.
Wilson, 63, recently took to Instagram and encouraged her 971,000 followers to reach out to her because she has been "spending a lot of time on text" in recent days.
"Hi guys, it's me and I just wanted to tell you something — I am going to give you my phone number," she said in a video, where she's seen sporting a tan turtleneck jumper. "You can text me, and I'm gonna text you back."
"That way I can let you know what I'm up to and where I'm gonna be and maybe tell you some things that will happen before they happen," she continued. "So feel free to text me to my cell phone number. It is me."
"I will get it to you and I will get back to you in due time, 'cause I'm gonna be probably spending a lot of time on text!"
She ended the video by sharing her number, (310) 299-9260, before waving goodbye and saying, "Text you soon, bye!"
In case someone happened to miss it, she posted her number in the post caption as well. "Going stir crazy? Have a suggestion for my Quarantunes playlist? TEXT ME! (310) 299-9260" she wrote.
"I'm giving you my phone number!! And YES... It's actually me. Text me so I can let you know what I'm up to, when I'm in your city (once we can leave our houses), and so we can stay in touch. I mean, not ACTUALLY touch. Social distancing works!"
Hanks and Wilson have been keeping fans updated on their condition, with the former revealing they were very well taken care of and going about their recovery with a "one-day-at-a-time" approach.
"Hello folks. Rita Wilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us," Hanks had said. " We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?"
Wilson's recent post also came just a few days after a representative for her and her husband confirmed the couple was doing "very well" after their diagnosis.
"Tom and Rita are doing very well and continue to recover," said rep Leslee Dart. "Their recovery is very much on course for healthy adults with this virus. They are feeling better each day."