Golden Hawn Explains Why She And Kurt Russell Never Married After 40 Years Together

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for more than four decades and are one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. However, one thing many people have wondered is why they never decided to tie the knot. Sure, it’s an outdated idea that marriage is the be-all, end-all in life, but they clearly love each other, so why hasn’t a wedding happened?

In an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace, Hawn, 77, revealed that she and Russell, 72, have never felt the need to be husband and wife even after 40 years as a couple. “The question I have, which people have been asking … why aren’t the two of you married?” Wallace asked. While this is not really anyone’s business, fans are curious.

Hawn’s response was genius: “Why should we get married? Isn’t that a better question?” She also pointed out that both she and Russell had been married and divorced prior to getting together in 1983.

“Because we had [both] been married, and because when it doesn’t work out, it ends up to be big business,” Hawn added. “Somebody has to own something. It’s always ugly. Somebody has to actually take a look and say, ‘How many divorces actually 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?”

Wallace then insisted that given they’ve been together for 40 years, it’s unlikely that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are ever going to split up. However, Hawn doesn’t think that matters — in fact, that assumption can be very claustrophobic.

“How did you know that then? I like the idea that I can wake up in the morning and make decisions every day if I want to be here,” Hawn continued.

“I mean 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 ultimately staying independent with independent thinking is important, so you can hold on to yourself, and you can actually have that feeling.”

Right on!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill