One of the most notable and enduring couples in Hollywood is Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
The two A-listers have been together for 40 years (they celebrated their anniversary on Valentine’s Day this past weekend) and their commitment to one another hasn’t changed at all during that time.
Given the myriad temptations and diversion that fame can bring, it’s amazing that neither ever seems to have stepped wrong. How many famous people marry, maybe have kids, and seem to be extremely happy, only to part ways a few short years later?
The reply is a big one. really, the most of them. Not Kurt and Goldie though. No, they’ve established themselves as the gold standard for enduring Hollywood relationships and have through the years built a stunning family.
What therefore accounts for their success? The couple, however, asserts that it has a lot to do with marriage—specifically, not having one.
Few well-known Hollywood couples can boast the adoration and affection of people all over the world as Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn do.
The two have now been together for almost 40 years, which is no small feat in an era where celebrities seem to trade partners like pairs of worn-out shoes.
They are both celebrated for both their distinct on-screen accomplishments and their endearing fondness for one another.00:00Kurt and Goldie’s unwavering commitment to one another is what makes their love so unique and, might we add, so authentic in the eyes of the public.
They have never been involved in scandals or press stunts to derail the PR train, nor do they use their romance to increase their celebrity profile.
Instead, they have a relationship that seems to be stuck in the past; it is a beautiful and harmonious union that serves as a reminder of what true love is all about.Kurt and Goldie have been partners for 40 years as of this past weekend.
They were stars of the big screen during that time, but they were still able to maintain a loving marriage and a strong commitment to their family.The couple’s exemplary devotion to one another is exceptional, and their love story over the years is even more enthralling.
While filming The One and Only, Genuine Original Family Band in 1966, Goldie and Kurt got to know one another. Hawn discussed the encounter on a BBC Radio 4 interview. “I was 21 and he was 16,” Hawn recalled.
“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.”
They were, however, not quite prepared to begin dating. Goldie Hawn was genuinely having difficulties, despite the fact that one might have assumed that she was the happiest person alive at the time.
She reportedly struggled with depression, yet she kept it a secret from the world.Hawn said during an interview with the chat show Good Morning Britain that her struggles with mental illness began when she was just 20 years old.
“When I was young, I became depressed. I was 21 and I was rising to success,” she said.
I know it sounds terrible, but it’s a very, very difficult thing, I didn’t necessarily want that.”
Goldie Hawn married actor Gus Trikonis in 1969, though the couple separated 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.
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.’”
Goldie and Bill Hudson had two children together at the time. Her daughter Kate was born on April 19, 1979, and her son Oliver was born on September 7, 1976.
Kurt and Goldie have been a couple for 40 years now, and they are still very much in love.And what about their relationship is maybe the most intriguing? They’ve never felt the need to formalize their union with a marriage license.
“For people like us, the marriage certificate wasn’t going to create anything that otherwise we wouldn’t have,” Russell told People.
“I don’t know – 40 years isn’t enough to finally say, ‘Well I guess…’”
Hawn added: “Our children got married … Oliver’s very happily married and Wyatt’s very happily married. Katie got married once and that didn’t work, and she’s with this most amazing human and I don’t know if she’ll marry again. The point is that we all tried marriage and sometimes marriage doesn’t work.
“It’s not about the marriage. It’s about the people and the relationship, and the will to stay together. And that’s a big one because if you want it, you can have it. You’ve got to give things up, but the joy and the excitement of being together and touching the toes of somebody at night is really a nice feeling.”
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