Relationships and marriages end every day, even those long-term ones and the ones that seemed so “successful.” Nevertheless, some couples manage to stay together for better or worse, despite everything they are going through. A great example of true and everlasting love is Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s 34- year relationship. But how did they manage to stay together all these years? This adorable couple reveals their secret to all of us.
It is truly sad to witness so many couples separating these days, but this break-up trend has somehow become our reality. It is especially conspicuous in the celebrity world, where couples split almost every day. Recently, Anna Faris and Chris Prat, one of Hollywood’s sweetest couples, have split up after eight years of marriage, leaving their fans shocked and heart-broken. Their separation shows that any marriage can eventually fall apart, no matter how happy or successful it may appear on the outside.
This shouldn’t however make us quit believing in the existence of true love, and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s relationship is a living proof it does exist.
The couple has been dating each other for 34 years, and their relationship is still going strong. They started dating back in 1983, but they never got married. Many people have speculated about their relationship and an eventual marriage, about which Hawn commented in an interview: “Everyone always asks the same question, we are kind of having fun with it.”
Their love story didn’t begin as “love at first sight.” These two had the chance to meet each other for the first time on the sets of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1968. As the beautiful actress recalls: “I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young.” We can all agree with her about this, as Russell was just a 16-year-old boy at that time, while she was 21. Only a year later, Hawn married dancer Gus Trikonis, with whom she stayed married for seven years. After her divorce with Trikonis, she married Bill Hudson from The Hudson Brothers, an American music group. Their marriage lasted for 6 years and they had two children together, Oliver and Kate. Russell also had a failed marriage behind. He married Season Hubley in 1979, with whom he stayed in marriage for four years and had a son, Boston Russell.
Fifteen years had to pass until Hawn and Russell finally met again, on the set of Swing Shift. From that moment onwards, they have been in a never-ending relationship and had their son Wyatt Russell in 1986.
Both Hawn and Russell have had a very successful acting career in Hollywood, which is why each of them has recently been honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a double ceremony.
During the ceremony, both Russell and Hawn had a chance to tell the world of their sincere love and respect for each other. Russell paid quite an emotional tribute to Hawn, saying in front of everyone:
“To you I owe my wonderful life.
Simply put Goldie, I cherish you and all the stars in the sky or on the boulevard can’t hold a candle to that.
So if I am to be honoured with this sweet token of memorabilia: that is to be sunk forever in the cement of a street whereupon I will be subjected to the constant harshness of the blazing California sun blowing winds and pouring rains.
And stray dogs of both the canine and human variety perhaps in need of a little relief, and trod upon by the soles of shoes caked with earth from all corners of the globe, there’s no one else I’d rather be next to for all of that than Goldie Hawn.”
How can one restrain oneself from applauding to this gorgeous couple and shouting out loud: “Well done guys! You’ve made it so far!”
When asked what the secret of being in such a long and successful relationship is, Goldie explains: “It’s growing together. You can’t just go along and say ‘This is the way I am, so whatever’. No, you really try to be better and better.”
Well, it seems we have a lot to learn from them.