Goldie & Kurt Their love story
After three decades, these Tinseltown veterans are more in love than ever
Hollywood is littered with relationships that collapse under the weight of competing work schedules and intense public scrutiny. But there’s one union that’s always kept fans believing in lasting love – the steadfast romance between Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
The couple have been together for 34 years and although they’re yet to wed, they made it clear last week that they’re just as crazy about each other now as the day they first met.
Goldie, 71, and Kurt, 66, kissed, cuddled and had each other laughing as they received joint stars on the hallowed Hollywood Walk of Fame. The touching ceremony was so heartfelt it could almost have been mistaken for the wedding they never had!
That fact certainly wasn’t lost on Goldie’s famous daughter Kate Hudson, who is estranged from her biological father Bill Hudson and regards Kurt as a father figure and a man she deeply admires.
“I was slotted in to talk about my mother, but I have two parents and they’re both here,” a proud Kate said in her speech last week. “I always thought I’d be talking about them at a wedding or something. But since a wedding doesn’t seem to be in our near future, this seems to be my only opportunity.”
Even Goldie made light of the occasion’s wedding feel – and she wasn’t afraid to make it known just how madly in love she is with her man.
“Can we just get married? We’ve never had a celebration like this before!” Goldie joked. “This means more to me as I start reflecting on things… That star is part of ‘yes’… I said ‘yes’ to Kurt Russell.”
Meanwhile, Kurt made the crowd swoon as he reflected on the impact his love-filled partnership with Goldie has had on both his professional and personal lives over the years.
“Goldie, to you I owe my wonderful life,” he said. “Simply put, Goldie, I cherish you. All of the stars in the sky or on the boulevard don’t hold a candle to that. There’s no one else I’d rather be next to than Goldie Hawn.”
The event was a fittingly romantic celebration for two people whose carefree and fun-filled relationship remains one of showbiz’s most enduring.
Goldie and Kurt met in 1968 on the set of The One And Only when she was 21 and he was 16. Initially she didn’t act on her attraction to him, as she thought he was too young.
But when their paths crossed again on the set of 1984 flick Swing Shift, when Goldie had split from her second husband Bill – with whom she shares children Kate, 38, and Oliver, 40 – she couldn’t deny her feelings any longer.
Goldie and Kurt have been together ever since, welcoming son Wyatt in 1986. They’ve always resisted pressure to tie the knot, and Goldie – who was previously married to director Gus Trikonis from 1969 to 1973 – insists they don’t need a piece of paper to prove their commitment to each other.
“I’ve been married twice,” she’s said. “Basically, once you’ve done it once, once you’ve done it twice and you realise that marriage, or the act of marrying, has nothing to do with the success [of the relationship].
“The wake-up call every day is, ‘Do I want to be with this man? Do I want to be in this
Kurt and Goldie in 1989, at the Oscars.