After almost four decades together, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one of Hollywood’s most stable couples – but there has never been a marriage. Here is Hawn’s own explanation for why she and Russell have opted out of marriage.
Goldie Hawn met her partner Kurt Russel for the first time during the filming of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 196 but it wasn’t until they met again in 1983, this time during the filming of the film Swing Shiftwho they started dating.
Both Russel and Hawn had by then been married at least once: Russel to Season Hubley from 1979 to 1983 (they have a son, Boston Russell together) and Hawn with Gus Trinkonis from 1969 to 1976 and then Bill Hudson from 1976 to 1982 – the two have son Oliver Hudson and daughter Kate Hudson together.
Hawn and Russell also have one child together: the son Wyatt Russell, whom they had in 1986.
Goldie Hawn: “Was divorced a long time ago”
Today, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for a whopping 39 years, a long time for any couple but perhaps especially so in Hollywood. Something that never seems to have been on the table, however, is marriage – a choice that Hawn explained in an interview in Loose Women 2015:
“I would have divorced a long time ago if I had married. Marriage is an interesting psychological thing. If you feel the need to be tied to someone, then being married is important,” she said and continued:
“If you have independence, if you have enough money and a sense of independence and you like your independence, then there is something interesting, psychologically, about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions, one way or another . In my case, I choose to stay. Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice.”
Hawn also shared some tips for a happy relationship in Woman’s Day:
“I think the secret is knowing when to rely on someone else and when not to. It is important that you can support your part of the household. I think one person can’t shoulder the whole burden because then it can start to eat away at them. The other part is to stay as sexy as possible and focus on all those aspects of a healthy relationship – and sexuality is definitely one of them.”