Hollywood is ever full of love. However, it’s well known that many relationships in the world of show business don’t last that long.
Fortunately, that’s not been the case with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. No, they share a bond that seems unbreakable.
The two have been together for almost four decades, and the story of how it all started is simply wonderful. Yet they never married, and still to this day, the couple don’t have any plans on going through with officially tying the knot.
Why? Well, Goldie Hawn has a very clear explanation.
There are many things to consider with celebrity relationships, and almost every week fans get to read up on one celeb or another who is dating someone new.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Of course, regardless of if a person is a celebrity or not, seeing two people in love and engaging in a long relationship always makes me happy.
One couple that makes me happier than the rest however, is Kurt Russell, 71, and Goldie Hawn, 76
Goldie and Kurt have been together for 39 years. They’ve been superstars on the big screen for a long time, and been able to share a loving relationship and great devotion to their family.
The iconic and long-lasting couple’s commitment to each other is something special, and their love story through the years is even more incredible.
Goldie and Kurt first met while filming The Only and Only, Genuine Original Family Band in 1966. Hawn recalled the meeting in an interview with BBC Radio 4.
“I was 21 and he was 16,” Hawn said. “I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young. Then, years later we met up again, and I remembered that I liked him very much when I first met him. We both said we would never go out with another actor so it just shows you never can tell.”
However, they weren’t ready to start dating quite yet.
Goldie Hawn married actor Gus Trikonis in 1969, with the couple separating after four years.
She was granted a divorce in June 1976 and married Bill Hudson just a couple of weeks later – a marriage that lasted six years.
Wonderful love story
In 1983, Russell and Hawn met again while filming Swing Shift.
This time, the charming and handsome Russell tried to impress Hawn with the pick-up line: “Man, you’ve got a great figure.”
“I was severely hungover and I didn’t know Goldie at all outside of having worked with her those many years before,” Russell said in a 2017 interview with Conan O’Brien.
“I just didn’t have in my mind what I was going to see, and she had a great body. So the first thing that came out was, ‘Man, you’ve got a great figure.’ It came out quickly and it could’ve gone wrong, and she said, ‘Why thank you.'”
At the time, Goldie had two children from her marriage with Bill Hudson. Her son Oliver was born Sep 7, 1976, and daughter Kate was born Apr 19, 1979.
While filming Swing Shift, Kurt and Goldie went out together one night after work. He brought her to The Playboy Club, where they spent hours and hours talking.
Afterwards, they decided to move the party to a new house which Hawn had bought. The only problem? She didn’t have the keys, which resulted in the two breaking in.
The police arrived later, but it made for an iconic first date. Following that, nothing could split the two lovebirds.
Today, it’s been 39 years, but Goldie and Kurt are still deeply in love.
Her children, Oliver and Kate, moved on to work in movies themselves. Oliver’s known for his role in the comedy series Rules of Engagement, but it’s his sister who is a real movie star.
Her breakthrough came in Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical comedy-drama Almost Famous, where she played the role of a veteran groupie. Hudson won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Even though Goldie Hawn’s children are well-known and busy actors, they have dinner together quite often, since Kate lives just down the street from her mother.
When Goldie turned 60, Kurt Russell took the entire family to Tahiti where they spent a lovely vacation together.
“It’s always so much fun when we all meet up. We are very, very close and see each other as often as we can”, Goldie told the site Now To Love.
Seeing the kids changed everything
Kate and Oliver have their own podcast named Sibling Revelry. In one of the episodes, Goldie’s children explained the moment that Kurt stole their mother’s heart.
At the time, Kate recalls being about three years old. Oliver was six.
“It was the first time he brought him home to the house, wasn’t their first date, but it’s a beautiful story,” Kate said.
“We were living in deep Malibu and mum said that was when she fell in love with Kurt, right away, because she bought him back to the house and we were already asleep.”
Kate and Oliver were sharing a room, when Kurt walked in and sat down next to the children.
“He sat down next to you [Oliver] first, and watched you sleep. Then came by to me. I believe he watched me longest,” Kate explained.
“According to the story when mum tells me the story. I was the last one he was watching and was there for longer.”
One thing led to another, and Kurt and Goldie welcomed their son, Wyatt Russell, in 1986.
The couple have had great careers in show business and are still acting in movies. As per reports, they don’t usually watch the films they’ve starred in. They made an exception to that rule, once, however.
Reason why the never married
In 1987, they starred in the movie Overboard, and later watched it together to remind themselves of their beautiful relationship.
“You know how sometimes you forget why you fell in love? I remembered everything, and why I fell in love. It was really something to be able to watch that,” Goldie told James Corden in 2017.
Goldie and Kurt have been together for almost four decades. However, they’ve decided not to get married.
According to the couple, this is the reason why their bond is so strong. The kind of love and devotion they have is more than just special. At the same time, Goldie explained that the key to a healthy relationship is not to spend every single hour together.
Speaking with Cosmopolitan Magazine, as quoted by the Associated Press, back in 1986, Hawn explained the reason as to why she and Kurt never tied the knot. For her, marriage is “ridiculous”.
“We’re very happy”, she said, at the time expecting her third child.
“The child is getting the name Russell-Hawn-Russell. The kids are happy, and Kurt brought me a beautiful ring as a symbol of our love.
“Actually, owning a home, splitting down the middle – none of that really matters. You have to negate it and move on,” she added. Otherwise, what are you investing in? Concepts, but concepts are broken with the snap of a finger. That’s why I think marriage is ridiculous.”
To celebrate 7 years together, Kurt bought a Hawn a wonderful ring for his soulmate and she had it on her wedding finger. The couple even had a little ceremony.
“Well, we had a little ceremony, but it wasn’t a marriage ceremony. No, God, no. We’re far, far too together for that,” Goldie said.
Goldie then told Woman’s Day in 2007: “We have done just perfectly without marrying. I already feel devoted, and isn’t that what marriage is supposed to do?”
Despite all this, Goldie has revealed that she has referred to Kurt as her husband from time to time. In an interview with Opray Winfrey, Goldie said that she did refer to Russell as her husband instead of lover or boyfriend but that they had an ongoing discussion on what they should call each other.
Winfrey mentioned that having a piece of paper saying that you are married isn’t the most important thing.
“It won’t. It won’t. And Kurt and I both feel that way. If you leave the door open, you’ll never walk out of it, sometimes if you close the door and there is a sense of finality, that a lot of things happen to people,” Goldie said.
Children and grandchildren
The last decade surely has been special for the Russell-Hawns.
They’ve welcomed no less than six grandchildren, and via Instagram, they can be seen giving their love to the smallest members of their family.
The movie stars were captured by daughter Kate holding their new granddaughter in a very special moment a couple of years ago.
When the photo was posted on Instagram, millions of fans reacted with adoration and sent the most lovely messages.
Kurt, meanwhile, revealed that their grandchildren don’t call them grandma and grandpa. Instead, they go by Gogo and Gogi.
Here’s Oliver Hudson together with his daughter Rio, born in 2013:
It’s not hard to figure out who Rio gets her goofy personality from.
In 2018, Kate Hudson had her first child with husband Danny Fujikawa. The child was named Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa.
Look how precious she is!
The children and grandchildren of Russell-Hawn got to share an amazing moment together in May 2017, when the legendary actors had their names immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The couple even shared a loving moment during the ceremony, kissing each other in front of the stars.
Deeply in love
Having been together for 39 years, it’s important for them to remember to show each other love every single day.
Through Instagram, both Goldie and Russell make sure to remind themselves, each other, and all the fans that they’re deeply in love.
They’re teaching all of us a thing or two about making a relationship work. At the same time, they are true to each other about the difficulties they’re sure to face along the way.
On Fathers Day, Goldie Hawn posted a picture of the couple together with some lovely words.
“Nobody laughs like him and nobody loves like him. Happy Father’s Day to you my angel”, Goldie wrote.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Goldie and Kurt spent time in quarantine together. Even though she’s a great entertainer, the long days without being able to do anything special have been tough, Goldie revealed in an interview with Good Morning Britain.
“We’re very, very lucky and I’m incredibly grateful, but what I do feel is a tremendous angst, a tremendous sadness,” she said.
The star couple have been spending time in the mountains together with their kids and grandchildren.
“When I wake up, Kurt brings me coffee, which is just the sweetest, and it starts the day of great. I have my dogs in the bed with me, and I snuggle with them for a while,” Hawn told Hello Magazine in early september.
“We have breakfast with the kids and sit around and talk. And then I go on a bike ride with Kate [Hudson]. As scary as this time is, I try to savor every moment because I get to be with my family.”
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell truly are an inspiration when it comes to make a relationship work in the long run. They are deeply in love, and we wish them all the best in the future.
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