The pair have never been married and are proving that long-lasting love doesn't need a label.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel looked like they were having a blast during a stroll in New York City on Valentine's Day. The couple has been together for nearly 40 years since 1983 and spent the day at the Museum of Natural History on Manhattan's Upper West Side. At one particularly endearing moment, Russell, 71, rests his head on Hawn's shoulder and appears to laugh hysterically as he talks with the 77-year-old.
Over four decades they've become one of the longest-standing couples in Hollywood. They've not only worked together on screen but have blended their families, welcomed a son, and became grandparents to seven children. The Snatched actress and The Hateful Eight star have never been married and are proving that long-lasting love doesn't need a label.
"No, we never got married but one thing that continues to grow is our love," Hawn wrote in a birthday tribute to Russell on Instagram in 2021. "You're a wild one, brilliant, lovable, childlike, perfectly maddening, a father supreme and deeply funny! I can't imagine my life without you at any age, Kurt Russell. You're the catch. And you're all mine ❤️."
In a December 2020 interview with PEOPLE, the couple shared what they love about each other. In the interview, which took place over Zoom, 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." Humor and laughing together are definitely one of their strongest suits as a couple!
Russell continues, "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 couple also takes their roles as parents seriously. Hawn and Russel have been nothing but wonderful parents to their kids and have set an example for them. “You’re creating one, two, three new people. You have a tremendous influence on these human beings,” Hawn explained to TODAY in 2015. “And these are people that you want, and hopefully will contribute in some way, and put some of the love back in the earth.” The actress can't imagine a better person to be a parent with than Russell, whom she has often called a wonderful father to their children. She believes this is what a parent's job truly is: to "create a good little soul and he or she will pass that on to his or her friends and make an influence. And that’s one way we can help make this world a better place.”
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