Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one of Hollywood’s elite couples.
The pair began dating in 1983 and have been together ever since, starring opposite each other in five movies and welcoming one child – actor Wyatt Russell – during that time.
And yet, despite a 40-year-long love affair, Goldie and Kurt have never wed.
Of course, Goldie was married to Gus Trikonis from 1969 until 1976 and to Bill Hudson from 1976 until 1982, while Russell was married to Season Hubley from 1979 until 1983, but Goldie and Russell have never married each other.
And Goldie has just explained why that is.
Speaking to CNN‘s Chris Wallace, the 77-year-old actress said, “Why should we be? Isn’t that a better question?,” when asked why she and Kurt have never tied the knot.
“When it doesn’t work out, it ends up to be big business,” Goldie continued before adding:
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“It’s always ugly… Somebody actually has to take a look and say, ‘How many divorces actually are fun? How many divorces actually don’t cost money? How many divorces actually make you hate the person more than you did before? How many divorces have hurt children?'”
Chris then pointed out that Goldie and Kurt had been together for four decades, and therefore, were “not going to get divorced” if they were to wed.
“How did you know that then?” Goldie retorted. “I like the idea that I can wake up in the morning and make decisions every day if I want to be here.”
“I mean relationships are hard. They’re not always easy. There’s all kinds of hurdles we go through. There’s things that we believe in, things we don’t believe in, we agree on,” she went on to say.
“So I think ultimately staying independent with independent thinking is important, so you can hold on to yourself, and you can actually have that feeling.”
Goldie is also the mother to actors Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson, whom she shares with ex-husband Bill.
However, Kurt has an extremely close relationship with Kate and Oliver; Kate even calls Kurt, “Pa”.