Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell share one of the sweetest love stories Hollywood has ever seen. The couple have been together for almost 40 years, raising a wonderful family alongside managing their great careers.
Still to this day, Russell and Hawn seem to be deeply in love. And now, a body expert has explained what their relationship is really like.
According to the Karen Donaldson, it’s easy to say just why the couple are thriving together. And we absolutely adore the reason it …
Hollywood is full of love. However, many relationships in the world of show business don’t last that long.
There are many things that go on with celebrity relationships. Almost every week, one can read up on the stars of today and who they’re dating.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Celebrity or not, seeing two people in love who engage in a long and happy relationship always makes me happy.
With this in mind, the couple that makes me happiest is Kurt Russell, 69, and Goldie Hawn, 74.
Goldie and Kurt have been together for nearly 40 years. They’ve been superstars on the big screen for a long time, and at the same time have been able to share a loving relationship and show great devotion to their family.
The iconic and long-lasting couple’s commitment to each other is something special, and their love story throughout the years is even more incredible.
Goldie and Kurt first met while filming The Only and Only, Genuine Original Family Band in 1966. Hawn recalled the meeting in an interview with BBC Radio 4.
“I was 21 and he was 16,” Hawn said.
“I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young. Then, years later we met up again, and I remembered that I liked him very much when I first met him. We both said we would never go out with another actor so it just shows you never can tell.”
However, they weren’t ready to start dating quite yet. And even though one might think that Goldie Hawn was the happiest person in the world at that point, she was actually struggling.
Spoke out on depression
Behind closed doors, she struggled with depression – and didn’t even go out in public.
Speaking on the talk show Good Morning Britain, Hawn revealed that her mental health struggles started in her early 20s.
“When I was young, I became depressed. I was 21 and I was rising to success,” she said.
“I know it sounds terrible, but it’s a very, very difficult thing, I didn’t necessarily want that.”
At the same time as many dream about becoming a celebrity, that wasn’t the case for Hawn. She had gotten her big breakthrough, but instead of wanting more, she just wanted to get away from everything and everyone.
“I was very depressed and I had a lot of these issues where I couldn’t even go outside in public,” Hawn recalled.
“I didn’t want to be a big deal, I wanted to go home, I wanted to get married, I wanted to be a dancing school teacher.”
She added: “I did have a plan and I didn’t have delusions of grandeur on any level, I was extremely realistic.”
“This is something that, for me, I worked through,” she added. “I went to a doctor, I went to a psychologist, I learned about quieting my mind and what happens to the brain.”
Goldie Hawn married actor Gus Trikonis in 1969, with the couple separating after four years. She was granted a divorce in June 1976 and married Bill Hudson just a couple of weeks later, a marriage that lasted six years.
Wonderful love story
In 1983, Russell and Hawn met again while filming Swing Shift.
This time, the charming and handsome Russell tried to impress Hawn with the pick-up line: “Man, you’ve got a great figure.”
“I was severely hungover and I didn’t know Goldie at all outside of having worked with her those many years before,” Russell said in a 2017 interview with Conan O’Brien.
“I just didn’t have in my mind what I was going to see, and she had a great body. So the first thing that came out was, ‘Man, you’ve got a great figure.’ It came out quickly and it could’ve gone wrong, and she said, ‘Why thank you.’”
At the time, Goldie had two children from her marriage with Bill Hudson. Her son Oliver was born Sep 7, 1976, and daughter Kate was born Apr 19, 1979.
Kate and Oliver have their own podcast, Sibling Revelry. And in one of the episodes, Goldie’s children explained the moment that Kurt stole their mother’s heart.
At the time, Kate recalls being about three years old. Oliver was six.
“It was the first time he brought him home to the house, wasn’t their first date, but it’s a beautiful story,” Kate said.
“We were living in deep Malibu and mum said that was when she fell in love with Kurt, right away, because she bought him back to the house and we were already asleep.”
Kate and Oliver shared a room, and Kurt Russell walked in one evening and sat down next to the children.
Together for almost 40 years
“He sat down next to you [Oliver] first, and watched you sleep. Then came by to me. I believe he watched me longest,” Kate explains.
“According to the story when mum tells me the story. I was the last one he was watching and was there for longer.”
Kurt and Goldie later welcomed their son, Wyatt Russell, in 1986.
While filming Swing Shift, Kurt and Goldie went out together one night after work. He brought her to The Playboy Club, where they spent hours and hours talking.
Afterwards, they decided to move the party to a new house which Hawn had bought. The only problem? She didn’t have the keys, which resulted in the two breaking in.
The police later arrived, but it made for an iconic first date. Following that, nothing could split the two lovebirds.
It’s been 37 years, but Goldie and Kurt are still deeply in love.
Goldie’s children Oliver and Kate, meanwhile, moved on to work in movies themselves.
Even though Goldie’s children are well-known and busy actors, they have dinner together quite often, since Kate lives just down the street from her mother.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell never married
When Goldie turned 60, Kurt Russell took the entire family to Tahiti, where they spent a lovely vacation together.
“It’s always so much fun when we all meet up. We are very, very close and see each other as often as we can,” Goldie told the site Now To Love.
Goldie and Kurt have been together for almost four decades. However, they’ve decided not to get married.
According to the couple, this is the reason why their bond is so strong. The kind of love and devotion they have is more than just special. And at the same time, Goldie explains that the key to a healthy relationship is not to spend every single hour together.
“We have done just perfectly without marrying. I already feel devoted, and isn’t that what marriage is supposed to do?” Goldie told Woman’s Day in 2007.
The last decade sure has been special for the Russell-Hawns.
They’ve now got six grandchildren, and via Instagram, they can been seen giving their love to the smallest members of their family.
The movie stars were captured on camera by daughter Kate a couple of years ago, holding their new granddaughter in a very special moment.
New details about their relationship
When posted on Instagram, millions of fans reacted with adoration and sent the most lovely messages.
Kurt has revealed that their grandchildren don’t call them Grandma and Grandpa. Instead, they go by Gogo and Gogi.
The grandchildren and children of Russell-Hawn got to share an amazing moment together in May 2017, when the legendary actors had their names immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The couple even shared a loving moment during the ceremony, kissing each other in front of the stars.
Being together for 37 years, it’s important to remember showing each other love every single day.
Recently, new details about their wonderful relationship has come to light. Body expert Karen Donaldson has analyzed pictures of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn – and the results are just as wonderful as you can imagine.
Very often – if not always – Kurt and Goldie are seen walking in unison. This, according to Donaldson, is a great sign that they are on the same level. It’s obvious that they can’t get enough of each other.
“Goldie and Kurt walk in unison which tells us that they are also in sync with one another on a emotional level,” said Donaldson, adding that their handholding also gives us another insight.
Body language expert explains
“[It] tells us that they are affectionate towards each other,” she says. “Plus, it helps that Kurt can’t keep his eyes off Goldie—a sign that he adores her.”
Iin Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s case, their body language is, according to Donaldson, a point of endearing love. How they communicate without using words is a sign of high-level intimacy, and shows how important the physical part is for the two love birds.
“The way in which Kurt holds Goldie’s hands in both of his as he kisses her, shows a truly deep connection on an emotional and physical level,” Davidson explains.
Being comfortable around people is one of the greatest things, irrespective of it’s regarding friends or a romantic relationship. In pictures ever since Russell and Hawn started dating, the two have been very comfortable and relaxed around one another.
Comfort is the most important thing for the two lovebirds, and that, according to Donaldson, is a sign that they still are deeply in love.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s ‘deep connection’
“This signals a long-lasting relationship, void of competition and full of acceptance,” Donaldson told Woman’s Magazine.
“A natural mirroring of your partners posture and body language is often seen in more established relationships that have a deep connection.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Goldie and Kurt have been in quarantine together. Even though she’s a great entertainer, the long days without being able to do anything special has been tough, Goldie revealed in an interview with Good Morning Britain.
“We’re very, very lucky and I’m incredibly grateful, but what I do feel is a tremendous angst, a tremendous sadness,” she said.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are living proof that love can help you through anything. We wish the nothing but the best moving forward.
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