After nearly three and a half decades together, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are still Hollywood’s golden couple. They have an amazing blended family, they are supportive of one another and they are pretty much inseparable. If everything’s so great, why are they still not married officially? The conspiracies come to the end, because Hawn and Russell have some big news for you.
Being a Hollywood couple can be fun, adventurous and scary at the same time. Mostly, it’s the staying together part that makes it even more challenging. There’s no doubt that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have proven over and over again that they are one of the strongest couples in Hollywood. For nearly three and a half decades, they have managed to handle media scrutiny, survive all the breakup rumors and build quite an amazing life for themselves.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are certainly Hollywood’s golden couple and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. Why then, do people feel the need to nag them and make them feel bad about the fact that they never made their relationship official by tying the knot? Does it mean that there is something wrong about their connection if they haven’t said their ‘I Do’s’?
A Golden couple?
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for over 34 years, which is basically a lifetime in Hollywood terms. The two lovebirds have walked endless amounts of red carpets together, spent the best and worst years of their entire lives in each other’s company and are just having a blast.
Hawn and Russell seem to have fun together all the time, and maybe that’s what they are one of the most beloved couples in Hollywood.
Goldie, who has been married and divorced twice in the past, said in a televised interview back in 2016, that should she and Kurt had gotten married, she “would have been long divorced… marriage is an interesting psychological thing.
If you need to feel bound to someone, then it’s important to be married. If you have independence, if you have enough money and you like your independence, there’s something psychological about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other.”
Is she a good girl?
The 71-year-old has been Hollywood’s golden girl for as long as we can remember. She managed to maintain her youthful shape and childlike attitude for years. She has the perfect mix of innocence and playfulness, however, has she always been that way?
In her ex-husband, Bill Hudson’s, revealing memoir, Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family, her ditzy-blonde image is put to the question and she doesn’t seem like that goody-two-shoes girl that we know.
Finally moving in
Hawn and Russell will check into their new Bentwood, California home soon, a house they have been building for a very long time. Could it be that all of the wait has taken a toll on the long-lasting couple?
The duo, who have remained one of the most enduring love stories in Hollywood, has pretty much stepped away from the traditional road of marriage. Till this very day, no one really knows why and they don’t seem to care really.
Is Kurt marriage material?
Hawn, who has been very open with how she feels, had explained in an interview her take on getting married: “A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication…And you both need to want it to work.
If one person does not want it to work, it isn’t going to work. Intention is the key..It’s also about not losing yourself in each other. Being together, two pillars holding up the house and the roof, and being different, not having to agree on everything, learning how to deal with not agreeing. Everything’s a choice.”
They choose it that way
“We like the choice and we chose to stay. We’re always asked why we are not married. Why? What is marriage going to do for us? At the beginning, you want to see each other all the time..Then you get jealous when they’re gone too long and that’s exciting.
But for a healthy long-term relationship, then 68 per cent of the time is good…For me, I chose to stay…Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice.”
Goldie has admitted many times in the past that the fact that she and Kurt were intimate on the first date actually increased their chances of staying together in the long run.
“It was so much fun. It was a great night. A night to remember. A very beautiful night. That was the beginning…When I went over to do something he said, ‘I didn’t realize you had such a nice figure.'”
Their love child
Goldie and Kurt’s biological son, Wyatt Russell, has definitely followed in his parents’ footsteps when he decided to pursue an acting career after he was injured playing professional hockey. The 31-year-old actor is also the half brother of Oliver and Kate Hudson.
The young Russell was born to be a star and has appeared in films like 22 Jump Street, We are What We are, and Everybody Wants Some. His choice of ladies isn’t coincidental either.
Like father like son
Wyatt, just like his parents, also found love on set. When he was shooting Folk Hero & Funny Guy, he fell in love with his co-star, actress Meredith Hagner. The two dated for a while but unlike his parents’ relationship, theirs didn’t last too long.
He ended up marrying stylist Sanne Hamers, whom he met at a bar in Holland. The actor has also admitted that he wasn’t always into acting: “I learned to love it… I fell in love with it after I began.”
Trying to maintain a solid and strong relationship in Hollywood is not something that is easy to do, especially when both partners come from the acting world. They get to meet people, kiss other people and way too often fall in love with other people on set. Trying to separate your personal life from your professional life is almost impossible.
The veteran actress was quoted as saying: “Monogamy is a very tough order. You’re in the prime of your life, you are attracted to other people, potentially, you have fantasies about that.” They did, however, manage to survive all of these temptations.
It wasn’t love at first sight
Goldie met Kurt in the past, when they starred together in the 1968 film, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. The movie came fairly early in both Goldie’s and Kurt’s careers as he had only three films to his credit and for her it was a film debut.
Let’s be real with ourselves, it must have been a very confusing yet exciting time for them both. In any case, it was not love at first sight.
The age difference
While their time together on set was relatively nice, their forever after was no where in the distance. Sparks did fly on set and the two started dating, however, it all ended as soon as filming was over.
Goldie was 21 years old at the time and Kurt was only 16. He was barely old enough or legal to even drive a car. Their big age gap combined with the specific point in their lives was a bit too much for them to handle.
A rising Flower
Only a year after The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band was over, both Goldie and Kurt took a different turn in terms of their career and went on to build their separate professional paths.
In 1969, Goldie won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role she played in Cactus Flower. That was just the beginning of a long prosperous career as a comedy star. People loved her and couldn’t get enough of her. Hawn later earned another Oscar nomination for the film Private Benjamin.
An action-filled career
While Goldie Hawn was landing one role after the other and receiving nominations left and right, Russell was struggling with his professional career. The road to success was not an easy one for the young and aspiring actor.
His first Emmy nomination was for the 1979 television film Elvis, where he played the lead role. Russell rose to fame with John Carpenter’s action films, Escape From New York and the sequel movie, Escape from Los Angeles. The two would later work together in the future as well.
Going their separate ways
Not only were their careers starting to shape in different directions, so were their personal lives. Goldie Hawn married her first husband in 1969, a dancer named Gus Trikonis. Their marriage lasted seven years and Hawn went on to marry actor and musician, Bill Hudson.
The couple wed in 1976 and had two children together, Oliver and Kate. Russell, on the other hand, went on to marry Season Hubley, who also happened to play his on-screen wife. The two share a son named Boston.
It’s all about timing
Kurt and Hubley’s marriage didn’t last too long and they divorced in 1983. It was around the same time that Hawn and her second husband and the father of her two children, Bill, ended their marriage in divorce as well.
It was all a matter of timing and both Hawn and Russell were then emotionally and physically available to find love again. They had no idea that they were literally meant to be.
Picking up from where they left off
It was in 1983 that fate brought the two together again. They both auditioned for the movie, Swing Shift. It had been forever since they had last laid eyes on one another, only this time Russell couldn’t resist the attraction he felt to the lovely actress.
Struggling to find the right words after a long and heavy night of drinking, Russell admitted on the Conan Show that his bad pick up line went something like, “Man, you’ve got a great figure.”
A memorable first date
It turns out that Kurt Russell’s pick up line worked out pretty well for him. For their first date, Russell took Goldie to the movies. From there they went partying and until this very day they remember that magical night as it involved some police as well.
Funny enough, the two went back to Goldie’s house which she had just purchased but the actress didn’t have a key. As a result, the couple, two drunk love birds, had to break in causing the police to think that the house was being robbed.
Three years into their relationship, Hawn discovered she was pregnant. Their son, Wyatt, was born in 1986. The young Russell soon found himself in a blended family of half-siblings. They were one big happy family, that’s for sure.
Goldie already had two children from her second marriage to Bill Hudson and Russell had a son with his first wife. Goldie and Kurt took on the roles of the perfect step-parents to each other’s children. Kate has admitted that she looks at Kurt as her father.
Kate and mom
Actress Kate Hudson and her famous mom don’t only look very similar, but are also as close as a mother and her daughter can be. Hudson rose to stardom in her own right and worked very hard to get to where she is today.
She has appeared in some of the biggest romantic comedies, including How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days and Raising Helen. In recent years, Kate co-founded JustFab, a successful fitness company.
Closer than ever
We all know Kate Hudson as the free-spirited actress and woman that she is. Perhaps being so light about life has made her become more lenient accepting her mother’s new love. While many kids struggle with accepting their step-parents, for Kate the story was different.
She considers Kurt as her father. Kate, who’s had a complicated relationship with her own biological father, Bill, thinks of Kurt as her real father. After all, she has known him since she was a baby.
Bill didn’t want any contact
Both Kate and her brother, Oliver, have been very open about how they have tried to reach out to their biological father, Bill Hudson, many times in the past, to no avail.
All they really wanted was to have a close relationship with their biological father, but they found it hard to keep in touch with the man who didn’t want any contact with his own children. Kurt, on the other hand, was always there for his partner’s kids.
It’s all laughs and giggles
Goldie and Kate’s close relationship is almost enviable. They always seem extremely close and always seem to be having fun together. Kate even credits her fame and success to her supportive mother, who was always there for her and always set the best example.
The 38-year-old actress has said in the past that she credits her mother’s good values and ethics to everything valuable in her life. The best thing about their relationship is that their closeness isn’t going to change any time soon.
Call her grandma
We’re pretty sure that Goldie herself finds it hard to believe sometimes that she is a grandmother. Both Kurt’s and Goldie’s kids have all grown up and they started having their own families. Kate has two sons from two different relationships.
Unfortunately, both her marriage to Chris Robinson and her four-year relationship with Matt Bellamy didn’t last. Oliver, Kate’s brother, has three kids of his own. It’s got to be very noisy and fun when the grandchildren come over!
How they stay relaxed
A big part of why the Hawn-Russell gang seem so relaxed and free-spirited most of the time is probably due to the fact that they love meditating. Kate has admitted in the past that when she meditates, it calms her. Meditation has literally changed her life.
Kate doesn’t start her day without first meditating for 30 minutes in the morning. The family practices Buddhism as well. When Oliver, Kate’s brother, got married, a Buddhist monk officiated the wedding ceremony.
Their relationship went Overboard
The second time the two worked together on the set of a film, they decided to test their relationship as well as their on-screen chemistry in reality. Their chemistry in the film, Swing Shift, was undeniable and very much noticeable.
While the film wasn’t a big blockbuster hit, their next film, Overboard, was a huge success. Kurt and Goldie were inseparable, working and living together.
No wedding bells
Hawn and Russell have been one of the strongest couples in Hollywood for more than 30 years, but they never legally solidified their relationship.
The loving couple was never interested in making their love official on paper, perhaps especially after they had been married once (or twice) in the past. Goldie was once quoted saying in an interview: “What is marriage going to do for us?”. Their children don’t think they should tie the knot either.
It’s written in the stars
Goldie and Kurt are used to doing everything together, so it’s really not a big surprise to find out that they even received their Hollywood Walk of Fame star on the same day. The couple celebrated their milestone on May 4, 2017 and they owned the red carpet like no other couple.
Their stars were placed side by side which was significant on so many levels. It meant that not only their careers were intertwined but their personal lives were as well.
The famous guest list
While there weren’t any plans for a big wedding ceremony in the couple’s future, they did find ways to celebrate their big milestone on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was like their mini wedding bash with A-listers and VIP guests.
From Reese Witherspoon and Quentin Tarantino, everyone was there. Russell himself was part of two films directed by the famous director. Kate also gave a very touching speech honoring her mother and her step-father.
The touching speech
Kate Hudson’s speech was so heartfelt that it was hard for Goldie to hold back her tears. Kate mentioned how she celebrates her mother as an actress and as an amazing mother. Kate joked about her own speech saying:
“I always thought I’d be talking about them at like a wedding or something. But since a wedding doesn’t seem to be in our near future, ever, this may be my only opportunity.”
Did they just get married?
After so many years together as a couple without any wedding talks, Goldie has become quite the cynic about the whole topic and has developed a great sense of humor. The 71-year-old actress has commented on her daughter’s speech in her typical funny manner:
“Did we just get married?..We’ve never had a celebration like this before, but I’m not going to pop the question.”
The best year of her life
2017 was certainly a good year for Goldie Hawn. Apart from the star she had received on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside her long-time partner, the actress’ film Snatched premiered a week after the ceremony.
Hawn hasn’t been on screen in 15 years, and Snatched was her first appearance after she had taken a break. There’s no better way than coming back alongside funny woman, Amy Schumer. In her speech, Hawn talked about her journey leading up to that special moment.
On a sweet note
It’s safe to say that 2017 was a good year for Russell as well. Besides the star he had received together with his long-time partner, he starred in two of the biggest grossing films in 2107 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Fate of the Furious.
The couple just keeps proving how much they love each other, and they showed their love with a very passionate kiss on the red carpet. The actor couldn’t stop gushing about Hawn in his speech.
Everyone had a great year
It wasn’t just a good year for Hawn and Russell, it was a great year for the entire family. The couple’s kids have been busy on their own. Both Kate and Oliver have been busy with their acting.
Kate has also released a book called Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. Besides publishing her book, Kate has also been busy with filming the film Marshall. You could say that it was a good year for everyone in the Hawn-Russell clan.
It all stays in the family
Kate and Oliver are more than just siblings, they have a special bond and they have even taken their connection to the business world. Recently, the stunning actress has announced that her brother will help her run her fitness business.
Oliver will be in charge of the menswear department called FL2. The two of them love fitness and fashion and with their business they can combine their two passions.
Setting an example
To Kurt and Goldie, life is all about family and they make sure that all of their children will have a good example of what true love and appreciation is between two people who love each other.
While their kids would want them to tie the knot more than anything in the world, they understand that having a great role model is sometimes more important than anything else.
Obviously, after so many years together, there are bound to be some ups and downs in a relationship. Goldie and Kurt, Hollywood’s golden couple, have had their fair share of ups and downs over the years, however they somehow managed to skip the Hollywood curse of couples breaking up.
These days they are still going strong, perhaps it has something to do with not pressuring themselves to say ‘I Do.’
The love of his life
When Russell first met Goldie when he was only 16 years old, he probably never thought she would ever become the biggest love of his life, especially not after what he said to her. Let’s just say that over the years Russell has learned a thing or two about ‘saying the right thing’ and in his latest speech he said to his love:
“To you, I owe my wonderful life…Simply put Goldie, I cherish you. All of the stars in the sky or the boulevard don’t hold a candle to that. There’s no one else I’d rather be next to than Goldie Hawn.”
Keeping it real
Fans just can’t seem to get enough of the golden couple and we can certainly understand why. Hawn and Russell are just like the rest of us: “I don’t think Goldie and I, in real terms, are any different than any other couple; we go through all the same things,” he explained.
“But the important thing of who the two people are in a relationship is what you have to deal with. There’s gonna be ups and downs and sideways and everything else … I just think after 34 years you’re gonna have experienced every emotion that you can together.”