In Hollywood, it’s been proven that making a relationship last is extremely difficult. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together for 34 years, but they just recently made an announcement that has left fans without words.
Goldie Hawn has been vocal about how hard a long-term relationship can be. In an interview with People Magazine the star said, “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.” This was her way of telling the public something so much bigger…
In the beginning, Goldie and Kurt didn’t have an instant connection. They met for the first time on the set of 1968’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. This meant that the pair met very early in their acting careers. At that point, Russell had only starred in three other movies, while this was the first feature that Hawn had ever starred in.
A Huge Age Gap
Despite enjoying each others company on the set of The One And Only…, Russell and Dawn were far from starting a relationship together. There was chemistry, but they wouldn’t see each other again for while. “I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young,” Hawn said in an interview. There was a five-year gap between the two and Hawn was 21 at the time. This meant that she had just reached legal drinking age and 16-year-old Russell was still a teenager.
The Breakout Star
So Russell and Hawn went their separate ways and got on with their lives. Both stars went on to have extremely successful careers. Just one year after they shared the same screen together, Hawn won the ultimate honor of her profession: an Academy Award. She was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Cactus Flower. This was followed by another Oscar nomination for her role in Private Benjamin. Her career blew up and the rest was history.
A Honky Tonk Woman
Everything that Goldie touched in the 70s turned to gold! She hosted two comedy shows, Pure Goldie (1971) and The Goldie Hawn Special (1978). Hawn was now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses and in 1972, she delved into the music industry, signing for Warner Brothers. Her only album Goldie is a country classic. With the help of country icons such as Dolly Parton and Buck Owens, Hawn put together a quality record that even included a Bob Dylan cover.
The Action Hero
Russell didn’t have as much success in his early career. One of his biggest breaks came when he starred as Elvis Presley in the made-for-TV movie Elvis. He received an Emmy award nomination for his performance. This was followed by John Carpenter’s action series, involving the iconic character Snake Plissken. Russell made the role his own, starring in movies such as Escape From New York and Escape from Los Angeles. Russell and Carpenter also collaborated on the 1982 remake of The Thing.
Walt Disney’s Premonition
Russell has a mysterious history with the filmmaking genius, Walt Disney. Apparently, Walt Disney’s last written words before passing away in 1966 were “Kurt Russell.” And before making it in the big time and meeting his one true love, Russell actually worked as a child actor for “The Big Mouse”. The actor actually signed a contract with the studio to feature in many movies later on in life. We can only assume that Walt Disney saw something special in little Kurt.
Baseball or Acting?
Russell had quite the dilemma growing up. Between acting and playing professional baseball, he couldn’t choose what career path he wanted to pursue the most. Just like his father, Russell started playing baseball in the minor leagues. He played for the California Angels and was a lead batter with a .563 average. Russell, unfortunately, tore his rotator cuff during a game. Because he never fully recovered from this injury, he decided that acting was the only viable option for him.
Two Separate Lives
It seemed like Russell and Hawn were going in completely different directions as they grew up. But they were also forming very different personal lives as well. In 1969, Hawn married dancer Gus Trikonis. But after seven years, they separated. Shortly after, Hawn married Bill Hudson and the couple had Oliver and Kate Hudson together. Russell, on the other hand, married Season Hubley, who performed with him on the set of Elvis. The couple had a son called Boston.
Matrimony No More
After four years of marriage, Russell and Hubley were no longer together, divorcing in 1983. Hawn also got into a messy situation when she got engaged to Hudson while she was technically still married to Trikonis. And her relationship wouldn’t last long either, with Hudson filing for divorce in 1980. So the eighties opened the opportunity for both stars to be single and to mingle. But it looked like the two would be on a collision course with one another.
Fate Brings Them Together
The same year that Russell finalized his divorce with Hubley would be the same year that he once again starred alongside Hawn. This time, it was in an audition for the movie Swing Shift. After years of being apart, Russell was taken aback by Hawn’s stunning looks. But Kurt had too many drinks one night, the night before he was a guest on Conan. Russell told the host that his pick-up line was “man, you’ve got a great figure.”
A First Date To Remember
Amazingly, Kurt’s drunk words were charming enough to get Hawn’s attention. After going to the movies together, they proceeded to a swing club. Despite being slightly intoxicated, the couple would never forget their first date. This is because they spent the rest of the evening breaking into Hawn’s recently purchased house after leaving her key at home. It was during their mischief when the police arrived, thinking burglars were trying to break in. Not your typical first date by any means.
A Family United
After having children from past relationships, Kurt and Goldie were ready to bring their own child into the world. On July 10, 1986, Wyatt Russell was born and welcomed by a bunch of loving half-siblings. From her relationship with Bill Hudson, Goldie had Kate and Oliver. Russell’s relationship with Season Hubley also brought one child. And the couple were determined to treat each other’s kids as if they were their own. Like his parents, Wyatt has also acted in films such as 22 Jump Street.
Kate Hudson’s Fame
Kate Hudson has also followed in her mother’s footsteps and has made a name for herself as a well-respected actress. This is in no small part due to her close relationship with her mother, who always encouraged to pursue her dreams. Some of Kate’s most memorable roles have been in movies such as How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, Raising Helen and My Best Friend’s Girl. She has also extended her talents into other areas. For example, she opened up her own fitness clothing company.
Having two stars of Hollywood as parents must be a complex feeling, especially if one wants to pursue a career in acting themselves. So Kate chose to perform under the name Hudson so that she wasn’t automatically associated with someone else. And it didn’t take long before Kate made a name for herself after her role in the award-winning coming of age movie Almost Famous. Kate was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as groupie Penny Lane.
Kate And Kurt Russell
Many children with step parents struggle to establish a strong relationship. But this certainly doesn’t apply to Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell. They are so close to the point that Kate treats Kurt like he’s her real father. In contrast, her relationship with her biological father, Bill Hudson has been complicated to put lightly. Since she was 18 months, Russell has raised Kate as if she was his own, while she doesn’t feel like Bill Hudson understands her like Kurt does.
Kate And Oliver’s Relationship With Bill
Kate’s brother Oliver is also a star in his own right. And when it comes to their relationship with Bill Hudson, these siblings feel the same way. After trying to reach out to him, they have received no success from such efforts. Neither Kate nor Oliver got any form of contact during their formative years from Bill. Naturally, this was hard for them to take. But Bill’s loss was Kurt’s gain and their relationship is incredibly strong.
The Absent Father Speaks
On Father’s Day, 2015, Oliver Hudson decided to take his frustrations out on Bill through an Instagram post. The post was captioned as “Happy Abandonment Day,” and this seemed to be the catalyst that sprung Bill Hudson into life. He opened up in an interview with The Daily Mail, claiming that Goldie “poisoned” their kids with false ideas about him. According to Bill, he tried to keep close to his kids, but Goldie wanted nothing to do with him.
Kate And Goldie’s Relationship
Despite all the drama surrounding their families, mother Goldie and her daughter Kate have also been close. Kate has gone as far in interviews to say that her mother is the reason she is where she is now. Goldie has set a fine example for Kate and has taught her everything she knows. And it goes both ways. After watching her blossom into a beautiful young woman herself, Goldie believes that Kate has taught her many valuable lessons in life as well.
Wyatt Is A Budding Star
Wyatt Hudson has also followed in the footsteps of both his parents and half-siblings and is destined for great things in Hollywood. Wyatt’s first big break came when he starred in the college baseball movie Everybody Wants Some!!. But before he turned to theatre and film, Wyatt was an avid hockey player and even made it to a professional level. But Kurt and Goldie gave him one key word of advice: “be on time, know your lines, and be a nice guy.”
Goldie’s A Grandmother
After Kurt and Goldie created a unique yet beautiful family, their kids are now at an age where they are either making or already have their own families. Kate has two children, each from different marriages. And even though neither marriage lasted, it won’t be long before she finds someone new. Oliver Hudson also has a family, having three kids with wife Erin Bartlett. There’s no denying that Kurt and Goldie are both busy parents and grandparents!
Although Kate and Oliver are Jewish through their mother’s side, the entire family have recently become keen practitioners of meditation. As a result, some of the core values of Buddhism are at the forefront of the Hawn-Russell family dynamic. Siblings Kate and Oliver are especially into meditating, believing that it is a calming activity and they both meditate more than once a day. Also, when Oliver married his wife, he hired a Buddhist monk to officiate the ceremony.
Living Together and Working Together
A true test of one’s relationship has to be performing with each other on the same movie. Kurt and Goldie did this in 1984 on the set of romantic drama movie Swing Shift. The couple had only been together for less than a year but there was no denying the chemistry they had on set. And despite not being commercially successful, critics and fans a like loved their performance together. Their next film Overboard, made $27 million.
Get Rid Of The Wedding Bells
One big mystery still surrounds Kurt and Goldie to this very day. After being together for over three decades and still going strong, why on Earth did they never tie the knot? Hawn has her own question to answer that perplexing question. “What is marriage going to do for us?” she said in an interview. And her children don’t think they should get married either. Instead, Russell and Hawn recently had something very unique and special to celebrate…
Staying Together Sans Wedding Vows
Having a wedding is a defining moment in many couples’ relationships. But ironically, the finality of marriage can also draw people away from one another. Hawn has explained how not getting married has actually helped her and Kurt’s relationship. “There’s something psychological about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other,” she said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “For me, I chose to stay. Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice.”
A House Together Yet Divided
Complete and absolute trust is what kept Kurt and Goldie together after all these years. Their constant support has been vital for each other’s soul, and each has always spurred the other on to be the best person they can be. And the couple brought this value into their house where they designed separate wings in their million-dollar house. Goldie’s section has large spacious windows as well as yoga spaces, while Kurt has a hunting room.
A Walk To Remember
On May 4, 2017, Hawn and Russell had the most amazing thing to celebrate together. After both enjoying incredibly successful acting careers, the couple escorted each other down a red carpet on Hollywood Boulevard and celebrated each other’s achievements. They received the ultimate actor’s accolade – stars on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame. But what was unique about their unveiling was that it was shared. Their stars were placed next to each other, celebrating both their careers and long lasting love.
Guest List Of Famous Faces
If Kurt and Goldie would never get married, this would certainly be a glamorous alternative. Not only were friends and family in attendance, but many celebrities who have worked with both actors in the past came to watch the unveiling. These included Legally Blonde actress Reese Witherspoon, as well as Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino, which two of his movies have starred Russell. Also, their daughter Kate gave the most emotional speech at the event.
In that moment, Kate moved her mother to tears as she reminisced on Hawn’s illustrious career. She also praised Goldie for being a fantastic mother. “I always thought I’d be talking about them at like a wedding or something,” Kate said, jokingly. “But since a wedding doesn’t seem to be in our near future, ever, this may be my only opportunity.” Kate knew that although Kurt and Goldie may never tie the knot, this was as fitting a celebration as any.
Goldie’s Wedding Sense Of Humor
Goldie wasn’t going to overlook her daughter’s hilarious comments about the couple never getting married. As proven by her response to the speech, she is also quite the comedian. After stepping up to the podium, she started her own speech with the question, “did we just get married?” The crowd burst into laughter and Goldie continued the jokes by saying, “we’ve never had a celebration like this before, but I’m not going to pop the question.”
It Was A Good Year
But Goldie has a lot more to celebrate about besides her name being etched into Hollywood lore. And before you get too excited, no, she didn’t get engaged. Very shortly after the unveiling, the movie Snatched, which stars Hawn, premiered. She co-stars in the movie with Amy Schumer and it is the first flick that Hawn has worked on in 15 years. During her speech, she also looked back on her humble beginnings and never anticipated becoming so famous.
He Had A Good Year Too
Russell has also had somewhat of a renaissance in Hollywood in recent times. Two of the most recent movies he’s starred in, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Fate of the Furious have become two of the most successful hits of the year. The blockbusters have made a combined $2 billion worldwide. When Goldie finished her speech and handed the microphone over to Kurt, the couple shared a passionate kiss that left everyone in awe.
A Good Year For All
When Russell started his speech, all he could do was reiterated how beautiful his partner looked on this glorious day. And it’s not only the happy couple who continue to have success in Hollywood. Children Kate and Oliver have also kept themselves busy in the acting world. After releasing her book, the successful Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, Kate has been working with Chadwick Boseman on the set of the upcoming movie Marshall.
A Family Business
Despite growing older and having their own families, Kate and Oliver Hudson have remained extremely close, both on a personal and professional level. In recent times, the siblings have collaborated on Kate’s fitness company. Since joining the company, Oliver has been given a role as an activewear designer for the men’s department – FL2. The dynamic duo are able to embrace both their passions – fitness and fashion. Since launching in 2015, the company looks to be going in the right direction.
Family Is Everything
Despite never getting married, both Kurt and Goldie’s children and grandchildren consider them to be fantastic role models and people to look up to. Their everlasting bond is built on trust and support and is a heartwarming ideal for others to aspire to. The Hawn/Russell clan consider family to be the most important of all values. And even though Kate and Oliver would love to see them tie the knot, this doesn’t take away how much they appreciate them.
Like all relationships, things have not always been smooth sailing for the Hollywood couple. Despite this, Kurt and Goldie have been through the storm and come out of it stronger, both individually and collectively. What becomes increasingly clearer is that they have never been plagued by the “Hollywood Curse.” As a result of not pressuring each other to tie the knot, the couple have had the freedom to trust and love each other without any legal or bureaucratic boundaries.
The Perfect Words
They have come a long way since the days when Goldie was a young woman and too old for 16-year-old Kurt. To wrap up his heartfelt speech, Kurt said something that Goldie will never forget. “To you, I owe my wonderful life,” he said. “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.”
People Still Love Them
The couple don’t seem to want to stop pleasing fans any time soon. Over three decades together and fans still love Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. Film lovers appreciate them so much that even a remake of their 1987 movie Overboard is being made. But Anna Faris, who will take Hawn’s role, will not star alongside her husband, Chris Pratt. Instead, Eugenio Derbez will portray Russell’s character. But don’t rule out Kurt and Goldie’s return to the big screen together. They are now Hollywood Hall Of Famers.
The Power Couple
Despite never tying the knot, Russell and Hawn have been inseparable for over three decades. And even though they’re still not married after all these years, that hasn’t stopped them from being one of the most celebrated couples in the world of movies.