Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983 and have never felt the need to get married.
One of Hollywood's most endearing and enduring couples, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for nearly four decades! The actors have been together since 1983 and have a big blended family together including seven grandchildren. When it comes to their personalities, the two clearly make a perfect team. With Hawn's bright, vivacious personality and Russell's cool, laidback attitude, the two have seemed to strike a perfect balance. Despite the longevity of their relationship, they've never felt the need to tie the knot.
In a December 2020 interview with PEOPLE, the couple shared what they love about each other. In the interview, which took place over Zoom, 71-year-old Russell began by saying, "I love the things that happen in our life and whatever part of it that I am, I’m happy for..." before Hawn interrupts him to say, "So far I'm not in this story." Russell continues on, "Hang on, it’s coming. Wait for it. The way she is when she’s happy is irresistible. I like that. That’s what I love most about Goldie." What Hawn appreciates about her man is his honesty. "Like it or not, he can’t lie. I mean, he’s lied a little. But the truth of the matter is that what you see is what you get," she said. "He doesn’t fake. He’s not a womanizer, where he’s [trying to be] cool. I like the fact that he’s not pretending to be somebody else."
The 76-year-old Oscar winner is also fond of the fact that Russell has a playful side to him and she also loves the way he laughs. "He has a child in him. He loves to play. He laughs big," she added. "He’s really, really smart. I like that when he puts his mind to something, it can be a little obsessive-compulsive, but at the same time, he gets it right. I think he’s one of the great actors of all time. And he’s a fantastic father. So I win because I can think exactly what I love about him." The actor laughed, saying, "I like it when she wins."
But what about each other isn't as easy to love? It's just really small stuff, they admitted. "We've been together all these years. Right? I like to sleep in a dark room," shared Hawn. "I think it's really good. And he likes a light on." Russell chimed, "Or some light. So that if you have to get out... And I'll say, 'Honey, can you turn the light off?' And he says, 'Don't you need a nightlight somewhere?'" she said. "Now that's 38 years of this same conversation. The answer is no, I like a dark room."
"So when I bang on the walls when I have to get up to go to the bathroom, we now understand why. If you ever see bruises it's generally a middle-of-the-night thing because I couldn't find the doorway," Russell joked. We love how the couple works well together based on what's really important in life. That's sure to be the secret of their decades-long relationship.
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