After nearly 40 years together, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one of Hollywood's most enduring couples. But while their relationship has spanned decades, they've never tied the knot, and that's just how Hawn likes it. In a July 14 interview on "Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?" on CNN and Max, "The First Wives Club" actor opened up about why marriage simply isn't right for her and her longtime partner.
During the interview, Wallace asked Hawn why she and Russell never married, and she was quick to respond. "Why should we get married? Isn't that a better question?" she countered. She then went on to elaborate, "Because we had been married. And because when it doesn't work out, it ends up to be a big business. Somebody has to own something. It's always ugly. Somebody has to actually take a look and say how many how many divorces are fun? How many divorces actually don't cost money? How many divorces make you even hate the person more than you did before? How many divorces have hurt children?"
Hawn has been married twice before — to Gus Trikonis and Bill Hudson — and both marriages ended in divorce. She and Hudson have two children together, actors Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson. For his part, Russell was previously married to Season Hubley, with whom he shares his son, Boston Russell.
Even though Hawn and Russell never walked down the aisle together, they are still very much a family. In addition to their children from their previous relationships, they share Wyatt Russell, who starred in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." For Hawn, choosing to be with Russell everyday makes their relationship and family all the more special. "I like the idea that I can wake up in the morning and make decisions every day if I want to be here," she explained.
Hawn continued, "Relationships are hard. They're not always easy. There's all kinds of hurdles that we go through. There's things that we believe, in things that we don't believe in. We agree on. So I think, you know, ultimately staying independent with independent thinking is important. So you can hold on to yourself, and you're going to actually have that that feeling."