It seems as if pretty much every couple in Hollywood has trouble and doesn’t make it in the long run. Of course, there are many reasons why these relationships fail, but a lot of the time, it has something to do with infidelity or the couple drifting apart. On the other side of the coin, we have Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, AKA the golden Hollywood couple. They’re living the Hollywood equivalent of a fairy tale in our eyes.
When You Know, You Know
This couple has proved time and time again that their love has been able to withstand the test of time. For them, it was love at first sight. While their relationship gained a lot of attention eventually, their recent announcement has been heartbreaking for all of us.
Is Monogamy Dead?
“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,” Goldie said during an interview with People. This definitely made us wonder if this couple has faced unfaithfulness in the past. It wouldn’t be that much of a stretch since it looks like it’s something rather common in the industry.
Shedding Light On The Honeymoon Phase
We all know how the honeymoon phase in a relationship is a fun time, but it will fade over time. When Goldie was doing an interview, she talked about this topic and about details of her honeymoon phase with Kurt.
The Hidden Truth
She said, “In the beginning, you want to see each other all the time”. She and Kurt bought a huge mansion together and then spent millions creating separate living areas. This eventually led to separate lives. This is heartbreaking to us all. What drove them apart?
Where It All Started
Kurt and Goldie met early in their careers. They had worked together on the set of The Only And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, in 1968. Kurt felt like meeting Goldie marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life. However, we’re surprised about something that happened to them while they were on set together.
Age Is Not Just A Number
Even though they had serious chemistry, Kurt and Goldie went their separate ways once the project wrapped up. Goldie felt like their age gap was too significant. At the time, Goldie was 21 years old, while Kurt was only 16. “I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young,” She said while interviewing with BBC.
Launched Into Stardom
Once the two were finished filming the movie they were in, they went on to build themselves successful careers. Only a few years after the movie was out, Goldie won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance. In fact, this was the performance that launched her in stardom. It didn’t take long for her to be nominated for an Oscar.
By the time the early 70s came around, Goldie was a global star. She even went on to host the beloved TV show Pure Goldie and The Goldie Hawn Special. On top of that, she signed a record deal with Warner Brothers to release her country album and worth with other artists like Buck Owens and Dolly Parton. Turns out that Goldie is a multi-talented star!
Kurt Russel’s Rise To Fame
On the other hand, Kurt didn’t have that much luck with his career compared to Goldie. Despite the fact that he landed several roles in successful movies, his career didn’t get as noticed as Goldie. He was able to get a role in the hit movie, Elvis. His performance finally got him an Emmy nomination and helped him make a name for himself. It wasn’t long for his career to take off after that.
A Prediction By Walt Disney
This is a fun fact not many know about: Kurt is part of a very mysterious Walt Disney incident. A while before the famous animator died in 1966, Disney wrote “Kurt Russell.” No one has any idea of what that could have meant.
Perhaps Disney predicted Kurt’s eventual stardom? As a kid, Kurt was signed by Walt Disney as an actor and was given a long-term contract. Disney’s last written words have remained a mystery to this day.
Sport vs Entertainment
Before he became a full-time actor, Kurt was a budding baseball player. He wanted to make it as a pro. When he was young, he planned on following in his father’s footsteps and signed up for the minor leagues. He built himself quite the reputation as the second baseman for the Bend Rainbows and the Walla Walla Islanders as well. However, he got injured, tearing his rotator cuff and then decided to take up acting again.
Change Of Plan
Despite the fact that he made a name for himself as the second baseman for the Bend Rainbows and the Walla Walla Islanders, he got injured. His rotator cuff tore during a game. As a result, Kurt decided to go back to acting.
Living Completely Different Lives
In 1969, Goldie married Gus Trikonis. Their marriage ended up lasting seven years, after which, Goldie went on to marry Bill Hudson. The couple had two kids together. During this time, Kurt married Season Hubley – they worked together while filming Elvis. They had a son together.
It All Ended
After being married for four years, Kurt and Season got divorced in 1983. Goldie’s marriage to Hudson was also ending when Hudson filed for divorce in 1980. Finally, the two were both single. However, they didn’t have any idea they were about to cross paths again.
A Tale Of Fate
Goldie and Kurt met once again in 1983 while auditioning for Swing Shift. Despite the fact that they hadn’t seen each other in such a long time, Russell has said he was smitten and didn’t know how to go about approaching her. The line he ended up settling for was “Man, you’ve got a great figure”. Can you believe it?
A Memorable Date
Who would have thought that the cheesy pick-up line would actually work? Goldie and Kurt went to see a movie together and later went swing dancing for their second date. According to them, they had a great time.
Good Story To Tell
They went to Goldie’s place together after that. It turns out that when they got there, Goldie had misplaced her key, leading them to just break into her apartment. To their surprise, the police thought they were intruders.
From then and onto the next three years, the couple was inseparable. When Goldie announced they were expecting a child together, the two families united. Wyat Russell was born in 1986. By then, Goldie was a mom of two while Kurt had a son of his own.
Mother And Daughter
There’s no doubt that Goldie and her daughter, Kate had a lot of similarities. One of those similarities is that Kate is a successful actress as well. In fact, she’s starred in several movies like How To Lose a Guy In Ten Days and My Best Friend’s Girl. She also grew her career by launching her own fitness clothing line and writing a book.
Finding Her Own Success
Kate wanted to make her own career, out of her parents’ spotlight. She got a few small roles that eventually led to a breakthrough role in the movie Almost Famous. After that, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Penny Lane.
While many kids tend to have a hard time accepting their step-parents, Kate is not one of them. She welcomed Kurt as her stepfather with no problem. In fact, the two are incredibly close. Kate views Kurt as a father figure.
Kate’s relationship with her biological father has become more strained since she’s said he just wasn’t interested in knowing her. Considering Kurt has been around since she was 18 months old, it’s not surprising that Kate sees him as a father figure.
Kate And Oliver’s Views On Bill
Kate, along with her brother, Oliver Hudson, have made statements that they’ve tried contacting their biological father, Bill. Sadly, it didn’t work. Even though the siblings are close, they have tried making things right with their father. Unfortunately, Bill didn’t have the same intentions. This must have been heartbreaking for his kids.
Bill’s Saddening Statement
In 2015, on Father’s Day, Oliver posted a childhood photo with this saddening caption, “Happy abandonment day”. Most people assumed he was talking about his dad. Bill later spoke to the Daily Mail and explained that his ex-wife had “poisoned’ his children to hate him. He’d said that he tried maintaining a relationship with the kids after the divorce, but Goldie made it practically impossible once Kurt was in the picture.
How Bill Feels About Goldie
When Katie broke up with her boyfriend, Matt Bellamy, Bill saw this as an opportunity to talk about his ex-wife. He had said that Kate was following in her mother’s footsteps. “She has a wandering eye, just like her mother,” he said. We can only imagine the impact this had on Kate.
Kate’s Relationship With Her Mother
Despite the fact that Kate has a strained relationship with her dad, she and her mom are very close. Kate has said that she feels that her mother has always been a great role model to her. She’s so lucky to have a mom who’s always there to guide her!
Wyatt’s Road To Stardom
Kurt and Goldie’s son, Wyatt, has also started his journey as an actor. He’s had some impressive successes so far. He got a role in Everybody Wants Some!! The movie focuses on baseball. While he was a pro hockey player before he got into acting, his parents have really given him the upper hand in life.
Kurt and Goldie have raised a few kids as a team. By this point, their kids have gone on to start their own families already. Kate Huson has three kids: one son with her ex-husband, Chris Robinson, and two kids with Matt Bellany. Recently, she had a daughter with her current boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa. Oliver also has three kids of his own.
Raising In Faith
Goldie raised both her kids under the strict guidance of Judaism. However, Hawn-Russell kids have taken in Buddhism. Kate has said in the past that meditation has improved her life greatly, and now she dedicates at least half an hour every day to practice. Oliver is a Buddhist as well, even opting for a Buddhist monk for his wedding with Erinn Barlett.
Work And Personal Life
When they appeared in the movie, Swing Shift, together, Goldie and Kurt won over their fans and left the audience itching for another chance to see them together. Despite the fact that the movie wasn’t as successful as they’d hoped, their next movie, Overboard, earned a total of $27 million in the box office. Kurt has said that he hoped to work more with Goldie in the future.
For over 35 years now, Kurt and Goldie have served as inspiration for couples all over the world. While most of their fans have been waiting for their wedding, the two haven’t gotten married. “What is marriage going to do for us?” Goldie said. She vaguely explained how she feels about marriage to Kurt. Their kids are fully supportive of their decision. Even though they have no wedding plans, the couple took part in a celebration together.
No Need For Vows
While doing an interview with Vanity, Goldie has said that her decision to avoid marriage is what kept them together. She went on to say that she believed they would have been divorced by now if htey had gotten married. “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.”
Together, Yet Divided
While the couple owns a $7 million mansion together, in the privacy of their own home, they each have their own living areas. Goldie’s living quarters have floor-to-ceiling windows with rooms dedicated to yoga and relaxing meditation. Kurt’s area is decorated with various hunting items. The couple feels that their personal space is essential for them to live together in peace.
A Celebration To Remember
In 2017, the couple was honored with a memorable celebration while they walked together on Hollywood Boulevard. This was to honor their success together as stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their stars are even placed next to each other.
Guests Of Honor
The event could have been a wedding since it honored the love the two had for one another. Not to mention, the guests of honor were people like Quentin Tarantino and Reese Witherspoon as well as other high-profile celebrities. Kate was sure to honor her parents with a beautiful speech.
Kate’s speech was so heartfelt that it brought tears to her mother’s eyes. She was telling the crowd how Goldie was always such a great mother. “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.”
Not Short Of A Sense Of Humour
When Goldie’s turn to speak came, she recalled several things Kate had said and started off by joking, “Did we just get married?” She was sure to avoid wedding speculations, adding, “We’ve never celebrated this before, but I’m not going to pop the question.”
Goldie’s Opinion On Marriage
“Marriage is an interesting psychological thing,” Goldie explained her views on marriage when she appeared on Loose Women. “If you need to feel bound to someone, then it’s important to be married.” Shec continued, explaining that she loved having a sense of independence and freedom in her relationship.
“There’s something psychological about not being married. It gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other.” For her and Kurt, this is the dynamic that works for them. “For me, I choose to stay, Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice,” Goldie said.
A Great Year
Goldie’s latest movie, Snatched, came out a week after this event. We can only imagine what a great time it must have been for her! This was the first movie she was in – in 15 years! It must have felt great to get back into acting.
In her speech, Goldie was sure to reminisce about her humble beginning. Her parents didn’t approve of her career choices, and they also thought she didn’t have what it took to become a star. They couldn’t have been more wrong!
A Great Year For Russel Too
2017 was a great year for Russell as well. He was the star of some of the biggest blockbuster movies of the time, The Fast and The Furious. Not to mention, he also starred in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
All Round A Great Year
As it turns out, Goldie and Kurt weren’t the only ones who had a great year in 2017. Kate’s fitness book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways To Love Your Body, was a huge success. She also starred in Marshall alongside Chadwick Boseman.
A Family Of Stars
Both Kate and Oliver have become successful actors, working together to rise to stardom. Recently, Kate announced that her brother would join her fitness company and would be in charge of the designs of the men’s activewear. The brand has really grown since it launched in 2015.
The Russell-Hawns put family first. Goldie and Kurt fully support their kids completely, showing them love and appreciation. This is just one of the many reasons they’re all so close as a family unit.
What The Kids Think
Goldie and Kurt both thought it would be the right thing to ask their kids for their opinions about marriage. About 10 years into their relationship, they got their kids’ approval. “And they went, ‘No!’ They loved it. It was perfect the way it was,” Goldie said.
Despite the fact that Kurt and Goldie have been together for so long, they’ve still had their fair share of difficult times. Still. their love for each other has definitely proven to be strong enough to withstand the test of time.
”I Cherish You”
While Kurt was speaking, he said simple but powerful words to describe his love for Goldie, “To you, I owe my wonderful life. 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.”
Still Enchanting Fans
The couple’s collaborative project that got their relationship started was the movie Overboard. It’s been remade recently thanks to the fans who wanted to see the two together again in a movie. However, the remake starred Anna Faris in Goldie’s place. The remake came out in 2018, and we can only assume that we most likely won’t been seeing this couple on the big screen together anytime soon.
Secrets For Success
Goldie has spoken about how the first night she and Kurt spent together was so magical that it started everything. It was enough for both Kurt and Goldie to never look back or even think of parting ways.
While Wyatt is very successful in the entertainment industry, Kurt has another son named Boston from his first marriage. Even though Boston isn’t an actor, he’s still in the spotlight just as much as the rest of his family. He’s been involved in aspects of the movie industry and was part of the movie Executive Decision and TV show 60 minutes are notable.
Kurt is a libertarian. His political beliefs are very different than Goldie’s. In 1996, he had an interview with Toronto Sun and spoke about his views. He was raised republican but over time, he turned into a libertarian beacuse he felt there wasn’t much of a difference between Democrats and Republicans.
Kurt and Goldie decided to relocate to Vancouver, British Colombia, with their son to further his career in hockey. Wyatt played hockey since he was little, and his parents knew that California wasn’t the correct place for him to prosper.
Goldie has always loved children, since she cares for a lot of kids and grandkids. In 2003, she took it to the next level with her charity. She established the Hawn Foundation which focuses on research for educational-centered programs and ways to enhance overall wellbeing.
Just like Goldie, Kurt has a big heart and loves helping others. He believes in the humanitarian organization, Wings of Hope. That explains his generous charity and his position in the organization as an honorary board member. The organization tries helping communities all over the world.