Goldie Hawn Makes An Unexpected Announcement About Her Relationship With Kurt Russell
Marriages involving Hollywood couples tend to last for a couple of years at best, but that is not the case for Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. These two have proved to be an exception to the relationship styles that have rocked Hollywood in the last few years. They love story of the duo has ensured through the decades, and they are proud to reach an unexpected peak as couples. Read on to learn more about the movie stars.
Not Love At First Sight
The first meeting of Goldie and Kurt was beyond love at first sight. Goldie and Kurt made the official introduction of their relationship on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. That was a 1968 movie that came early into the career of the love birds. For Goldie, the movie was a significant milestone where she made her debut while Russel had three other films credits to his name.
Goldie and Kurt had a great time together on set, but their future together was far from the beginning. They started soon after doing a film together when at a time the charming Kurt was still young, but it seems the relationship would soon end after filming. Goldie recalled,
“I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young,”
in an interview with the BBC. At that time, Kurt was just 16 while Goldie was barely legal to drink at 21. That was a significant age gap for the lovers to overcome at that time.
The Breakout Star
Kurt and Goldie went on to build separate careers after their first encounter where they featured a film together. They both enjoyed individual success separately as Hawn won an Academy Award just a year after The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band film. The award was for supporting actress role which Hawn played in the movie Family Ban. Her careers soon grew until she became a bankable star in the movie industry. The comedic acting style of Hawn was one of her selling points as people craved to see more of her films. She went on to earn a nomination for her performance in Private Benjamin.
Matrimony No More
The marriage of Kurt and Hubley ended in divorce in 1983 after a four-year union. Both had met on the set of Elvis before deciding to tie the knot. Hawn, on the other hand, did not have much luck with his marriage with Hudson either. Hawn got engaged to Hudson while she was married to (but separated from) Trikonis. On August 15, 1980, Bill Hudson filed for a divorce, and that left the door open for both movie stars to find their perfect match.
Baseball or Acting?
At a time, it was difficult for Kurt Russell to decide between pursuing his acting career or becoming a professional baseball player. Kurt soon decided to take after his father by joining one of the minor leagues to play baseball. The star played in the second division in the California Angeles farm system. Surprisingly, he rose to a Class AA in 1973, and he led the league battling with a 563 average but tore his rotator cuff turning a double play. Kurt decided to pursue his acting career instead of playing in the send division.
The Action Hero
The journey to the top was not an easy one for young Russell as he worked through bit parts in television before landing a significant success. His work in made-for-VT movie Elvis earned him an Emmy nomination. After playing the role of the king in Elvis, Russell soon experienced a leap in his career by playing a role in John Carpenter’s dystopian action films (Escape from New York and its sequel Escape from Los Angeles). Russell and Carpenter had to work together again in a movie (Alien horror film The Thing) that was initially panned but later gained full acceptance and recognition.
Walt Disney’s Premonition
Many people know little about the relationship between Kurt and Walt Disney. Before the death of Walt Disney in 1966, he wrote the name ‘Kurt Russell’ as his last written words. Kurt Russell had been a child actor at the studios of Walt Disney before his famous eye patch and the meeting with Goldie Hawn. Kurt signed a long term contract to appear in the film for Disney Studios. The writings of Walt Disney before his death may be his way of predicting the rise to fame of Kurt.
Two Separate Lives
As their careers started taking shape independently, both stars also started developing their personal lives separately. Marriages for involving Hawn have been at their best; she had married Gus Trikonis in 1969 only for the union to end in divorce seven years later. Not long after the separation from Trikonis, she soon fell in love and got married to Bill Hudson, a musician. The union with Hudson gave birth to Oliver and Kate Hudson. For Russell, he also has a son from his union with Hubley whom he met on set while filming Elvis.
Fate Brings Them Together
The auditioning of Swing Shift brought Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel together yet again. Russell was blown away at the sight of Goldie after a long time separation before that 1983 meeting. However, he could not put words together after spending the night drinking. As a guest on Conan, Russell admitted his opening pick up line was “Man, you’ve got a great figure.”
The Perfect Couple
A lot of people were shocked to hear Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell announce their marriage plans. The response from the public was an expected one anyway. Both stars had spent 34 years together, although they never tied the knot. Sequel to the announcement of the marriage plans, a lot of things changed about the time of the duo together.
A First Date To Remember
Fortunately for Russell, his ill-conceived pickup line sealed a deal. He went with Goldie to the movies, and they decided to call at a club for some swing dancing. It was a night to remember for the couple because the police got involved. When they finished at the club, the due went to the house that Hawn just acquired. Unfortunately for them, Hawn had no key to the house, only for them to break into the house. As they were fooling around, the police evaded the house, thinking the place was being robbed. Truly, a date to remember!
Goldie Hawn acknowledged that making a relationship work and survive times is truly a difficult task. While having an interview with People Magazine, the movie star was quoted as saying:
“Monogamy is a very tough order. You’re in the prime of your life; you are attracted to other people, potentially, you have fantasies about that.”
However, despite the challenges, the couple has managed to survive the media analysis and desire.
A Family United
Goldie became pregnant three years into her relationship with Russell, and Wyatt Russell was born on July 10, 1986. Wyatt entered the world to a slew of half-siblings; Hawn had got two children for Bill Hudson while Russell had one with Season Hubley. Both parents were ready to be lovely step-parents to each other kids. For Russell, Kate Hudson had seen him a real father figure in her life. Watt, on the other hand, took after his father. He became an actor, appearing in movies like 22 Jump Street and Everybody want some.
Kate Hudson’s Fame
It was evident that Kate Hudson and mom Goldie enjoyed a close relationship. Goldie was able to raise an incredibly intelligent woman in her daughter Kate, who also took after her movie career. Kate had gone to be a movie star featuring in famous films. Who would forget the outstanding performance of Kate in How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days as well as My Best Friends’ Girl or Raising Helen? The star has even proceeded to open a fitness center showing that she’s got talent than just acting.
What does it look like growing up in the shadow of two movie legends? Kate would be able to explain some of the feelings she had to deal with growing under the care of Russell and Goldie. As an upcoming actress, Kate tried to distance herself from the shadows of her parents, who had a successful movie career to make a name for herself in the movie industry. After taking on second fiddle roles in many movies, Kate landed a major role as a Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe’s award-winning Almost Famous. That earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress as a groupie, or “band-aid,” for the fictional band Stillwater.
Kate And Kurt Russell
A lot of children struggle to accept their step-parent, but that has not been the case with Kate Hudson. She sees Russell as her biological father and a good role model. But Kate had been quite vocal in the critique of Bill Hudson, her biological father. In her words, Bill has no idea who she is, and Russell is well for her as a father. Russell raised Kate right from the age of 18 months, and that makes their close relationship a thing of no surprise.
Kate And Oliver’s Relationship With Bill
Kate has a brother named Oliver Hudson. Oliver and Kate were the two children Goldie had for their father-Bill Hudson. Both kids have spoken about their failed attempt to reach their biological father as neither of them has received a positive response in making contact with Bill. The failed attempt of the close siblings in reaching their father has been a hard thing for them to process. However, Kurt Russell has been there for them even mentoring the duo through the trying times.
The Absent Father Speaks
Oliver Hudson has always criticized the actions of his father. In 2015, he posted a harsh critique of his father on Instagram, which reads; “Happy abandonment day.” When Bill Hudson opened up about the issue to The Daily Mail, he explained that Goldie poisoned his children against him. He went further to say that after his divorce with Goldie, she had hindered his attempt to get close to the children after Kurt Russell came into her life. Bill further continued by saying he tried his best, but the harsh post of Oliver on Instagram was “the last straw”; therefore, he had decided to have nothing to do with Goldie and her children.
Kate And Goldie’s Relationship
Even though mother and daughter relationship often experiences some tension at one point or the other, Kate and mom had enjoyed a close relationship. Kate would credit most of her career success to Goldie who she believes raised her properly and has been an example for her. Not only that, Kate has linked everything valuable she has learned in life to Goldie, her mom. Both mom and daughter are supportive of each other, and that doesn’t seem to change anytime soon.
Wyatt Is A Budding Star
Wyatt Russell is the most recent off-spring of Russell and Goldie to join the acting ranks. As an upcoming talent, Wyatt featured in Everybody Wants Some, an ensemble cast of a college baseball party film. Before acting in Everybody Wants Some, Wyatt was a professional hockey player and that helped him in his role as a partying athlete. Being a child of movie actor parents, Wyatt received candid advice about acting from his parents:
“be on time, know your lines, and be a nice guy.”
Goldie’s A Grandmother
Russell and Goldie’s children developed themselves as they build their careers. Kate went on to raise a family having a child with ex-husband Chris Robinson and another child with Matt Bellamy. Sadly for Kate, neither of her marriages, which produced a kid each lasted. But we hope she finds lasting love soon! Oliver, on the other hand, also has three children, Goldie and Russell must have their hands full when these grandchildren come visiting.
Do you know that the whole Russell-Hawn clan enjoys meditation? Kate once said that there is the calm she finds in meditation. She has a habit of meditating for about 30 minutes mornings and afternoons. Goldie brought up Oliver and Kate in the Jewish way and their family practice Buddhism. Actually, during Oliver's marriage ceremony, it was a Buddhist monk that officiated.
Living Together and Working Together
Whether it was on- or off-screen, Russell and Kurt have their relationship tested. However, they always prove that the chemistry between them was irrefutable. The duo reconnected filming Swing Shift, a film that could not recoup its cost of production. Nevertheless, Overboard, the next movie they appeared together, was successful at the box office, making over $27 million. Ever since then, they are yet to appear together in a film, though Russell hinted that it may still happen.
Get Rid Of The Wedding Bells
It's over three and a half decades now, Goldie and Kurt are still waxing strong even though they are yet to marry. Goldie once asked what marriage was going to do for them during an interview. It seems getting wedded does not mean much to them, and their children share similar ideas. With the issue of marriage long-settled, the couples have celebrated several times together as couples.
A Honky Tonk Woman
In the '70s, there was hardly a thing Goldie wanted that she could not do. Her foundations in comedy saw her host two television programs - Pure Goldie (1971) and The Goldie Hawn Special (1978). Then, she enjoyed patronage from lots of people, which eventually led to the Warner Brothers to secure her signature for a record deal in 1972. Her full-length album, Goldie was recorded for the Warner Brothers. The album that received modest reviews was recorded with help from legends like Buck Owens and Dolly Parton.
Staying Together Sans Wedding Vows
The love life of Russell and Goldie is one that has attracted a lot of attention. Many people often wonder how they have managed to stay together for forever yet remaining unmarried. Goldie explained during a Vanity Fair interview that they not getting married is why they are still together. According to her, they have a sense of freedom to make decisions freely since they are not married. See what she believes:
there’s something psychological about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other. For me, I chose to stay. Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice.
A House Together Yet Divided
Building a happy relationship is hinged on continuous support and trust on one another. At least, that is how Kurt and Goldie see it, and one would say it has worked for them considering that they have remained bonded together after many years. For them, to support each other entails cheering each other to pursue their passion. This ideology played out in the design of their latest home. While Kurt had his way with the design of his wing, Goldie achieved a similar feat. So, Kurt's man wing shows his interest in hunting while Goldie's wing comprises of windows from floor to ceiling as well as yoga and meditation spaces.
A Walk To Remember
Walking down a Hollywood Boulevard red carpet in grand style was one of the highlights of May 4, 2017 celebration of Russell and Hawn. It was indeed a celebration of a lifetime. On that day, the couple had their Holywood Walk of Fame and collected their stars. Placing their stars side by side made it different from that of other stars that have had their Walk before them. The whole idea was to mark both their successful career and love life.
Guest List Of Famous Faces
Although many had wished to attend Russell and Hawn's wedding, it is becoming more evident that it may never happen as time passes. So, the duo's star ceremony was seen as an actual wedding bash by most of their friends and well-wishers. Present at the ceremony were familiar faces among the A-list guests in attendance. Director Quentin Tarantino, whose films - The Hateful Eight and Death Proof featured Russell was in attendance. Also, Big Little Lies star Reese Witherspoon was present.
Kate's celebration of life and her mother could not have been better, especially as her speech made her mom shed tears of joy. She went ahead to shower praise on Hawn for never failing as a mother and wished she could talk about her mother and stepfather at their wedding. See what she said:
I always thought I’d be talking about them at like a wedding or something. But since a wedding doesn’t seem to be in our near future, ever, this may be my only opportunity.
Goldie's Wedding Sense Of Humor
Goldie's sense of humor on topics relating to marriage is exceptional. She has developed it over the years while waiting for possible wedding date to no avail. She made sure she subdued the speculations of a wedding while on the podium during the ceremony. Goldie did it uniquely, especially greeting the audience with "Did we just get married?" Here is something else she said:
We’ve never had a celebration like this before, but I’m not going to pop the question.
It Was A Good Year
Hawn celebrated 2017 in a grand style, being a Walk of Fame star for Hollywood that year. Standing on the podium and addressing the stars, she recollected the times before she became a matured star. Remembering her humble background and how the life she lives now looked impossible to her parents then. There were other things accomplished during the year also. For instance, her movie Snatched was premiered one week after the ceremony. It was the first time she was appearing in a film for about 15 years. Another popular face that appeared in the movie was comedian Amy Schumer.
He Had A Good Year Too
Russell's hard work paid off in 2017 than he might have expected. Two of his recent movies, Fate of the Furious and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ended up being on top of the chart of biggest films that year. The gross combined revenue generated at the box office was over $2 billion. Kurt was all over his other half, standing on the podium during the ceremony. Also, red-carpet passionate kiss of the lovebirds in the presence of the stars amazed the crowd.
A Good Year For All
The year 2017 was awesome for the Kurt and Goldie Family. Apart from the successes recorded by the couple, their children were successful too. The duo, Oliver, and Kate, who happens to be very close, filmed a lot. Kate's book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body launched successfully. Thus, she went ahead to film in Marshall, with Chadwick Boseman.
A Family Business
If there is anything one may emulate from Kurt and Hawn's family, it is the close relationship that exists among the offspring. It becomes more evident when you consider the life of Kate and Oliver. The duo has been able to bond, thus doing business together. While Oliver is in charge of the men's activewear section of FL2, Kate continues to design and manage the women section. FL2, which focuses on meeting the fashion and fitness needs of people, was launched in 2015.
Family Is Everything
Looking at the Russell/Hawn clan, you will observe that family appears to be everything for them. Offsprings of the family appreciate the stable relationship they enjoy. Despite being unmarried, Kurt and Goldie have always been strong emotional supports to their children. Their lifestyle of love and appreciation rubs off on their offsprings.
There are always ups and downs in relationships, but couples stand out when they are able to manage these ups and downs properly. Kurt and Goldie make an outstanding love couple because they happen to have escaped the 'Hollywood curse.' Years into their relationship, they are still bonding exceptionally well. Many of their friends and fans have concluded that their love will last forever.
The Perfect Words
Hawn might have found Russell too young when he was sixteen years old, especially as he could only mutter a few words then. But, all that changed the next time they met because he knew just the right words to say to her. Russell said:
To you, I owe my wonderful life,” he began. “Simply put Goldie, I cherish you. All of the stars in the sky or the boulevard don’t hold a candle to that. There’s no one else I’d rather be next to than Goldie Hawn.
People Still Love Them
Fans seem not to have gotten enough of Kurt and Goldie 35 years into their relationship. Currently, the couple is trying to produce the remake of their classical 1987 film, Overboard. It is, however, going to come with some changes. Anna Faris and her real-life spouse, Chris Pratt, will not work together like in the original film. Instead, Anna will work with Eugenio Derbez who replaces Russell. Likely, Hawn and Russell will never appear together in a film again.
My Boy Boston
Aside from Wyatt Russell who is famous in the movie industry, Kurt has another child, Boston Russell. Boston happens to be the product of Kurt's first marriage and lives in the family shadows. One unique thing about Boston is that he isn't an actor like other members of his family. However, he has had things to do in the entertainment industry. For instance, his works in the movie Executive Decision and TV show 60 minutes are notable.
Being a Libertarian, it is evident that Kurt Russell has political beliefs, unlike Goldie. His take on politics was confirmed during an interview session with Toronto Sun in 1996. Though he grew up as a Republican, his political views changed over time. Growing up and being self-dependent made him realize certain things that made him change his views. Here is what he said:
But when I realized that at the end of the day there wasn’t much difference between a Democrat and Republican, I became a Libertarian.
People do a lot of things for family, so Goldie and Kurt's relocation to Vancouver, British Colombia with their son did not come as a surprise. They did what was needed to help his career in hockey. The couple knew their son had passion for Hockey, haven been playing it since childhood. Southern California was not an ideal place for such a career and Wyatt understood he had to move. In Kurt's words,
There’s hockey in Los Angeles, but up here, it’s their church. We wanted to be with him for the last years of his high school life.
Goldie Hawn has for many years, cared for several children and grandchildren. It shows how charitable she is. In 2003, she took her charity to a whole new level by founding the Hawn Foundation. The foundation focuses on research studies for evaluating and creating educational-centered programs as well as activities that improve the general wellbeing.
Wings Of Hope
As much as possible, Kurt Russell has a drive for helping people to become self-sufficient very important. It is this his inner drive that makes him a fan of Wings of Hope, a humanitarian organization. Russell is not just a charitable individual, but he is also an Honorary Board Member of the organization. Harrison Ford and Thomas P. Stafford are two other honorary board members. The aviation charity provides health, education, food, and work in trying to improve communities across the world.