Amazing Timeline of the Relationship between Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell That Has Lasted Decades

Jaimie-lee Prince
Apr 23, 2019
01:38 P.M.
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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have somehow managed to win over Hollywood while sticking together for over three decades now. So how exactly did they get to where they are now? 


The power couple is still going strong, both in their careers and in their relationship. They've pledged to never get married, and somehow they've still outlasted several other couples in the industry. 

Here's where it started

In 1966, the two met on the set of "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band." In an interview, Hawn said she was 21 while Russell was just 16. He was simply too young for her at the time. 

When they saw each other years later, they had another excuse not to start dating quite yet. Both had promised themselves that they would never go out with other actors.


Russell swept Dawn off her feet 

Hawn was probably used to compliments by the time she saw Russell again in 1983. Yet the actor's pick-up line, "man, you've got a great figure," really got ahold of Hawn. 

Ironically, Russell was a bit buzzed that night and his words came out on a whim. The two were working on the film, "Swing Shift" at the time. They started dating while they worked. 

Break-in date night 

Hawn and Russell broke the rules of showbiz by lying and saying they were going to practice for a dance scene after work. Instead, they went to The Playboy Club where they sat talking for hours. 


Afterward, the two broke even bigger rules by breaking into a house. Actually, it was Dawn's house but she had just purchased it and didn't have the key yet. 

The two were caught by friendly police who apparently allowed them to go to a hotel room instead. After that, things fell into place pretty perfectly and a blended family all came together. 

Hawn and Russell welcome their first child

Neither of the pair was new to a committed relationship. Russell was married to Susan Hubley from 1979 to 1983 and had one son, Boston, by her. 

Hawn was married twice and shares Kate and Oliver Hudson with her second husband Bill Hudson. The older children all followed in their celebrity parents' footsteps and are actors. 


In 1986, Wyatt Russell came along. He also decided to go into acting just like his parents and siblings. The family do projects together and based on their social media, are very close-knit. 

Why they won't get married

Of course, we'll never know if the couple would have gotten divorced since they decided to never get married. However, Hawn explained in a 1990 interview that there was no need and she was satisfied with things as is.

She said: 

"I already feel devoted and isn't that what marriage is supposed to do? So as long as my emotional state is in a state of devotion, honesty, caring, and loving, then we're fine."


She added: 

"We have raised our children brilliantly; they are beautiful people. We did a great job there and we didn't have to get married to do that. I like waking up every day and seeing that he is there and knowing that I have a choice. There is really no reason to marry."

What's the real secret

Besides not believing in marriage, people wanted to know what kept them together for so many years. Hawn answered the question in 2016, saying "I think the secret is to know when to depend on somebody and when not to."

According to Hawn, sharing responsibility is essential as the burden would be too much for one person. Another crucial factor is to stay sexy, she insisted. It's all part of a healthy relationship.


Finally, Hawn admitted that a healthy relationship is not one where two people should always be together. To be exact, she put the figure at 68 percent of the time for togetherness. 

The analysis of marriage

In the interview, done with Loose Women, Hawn further divulged her take on marriage, describing it as "an interesting psychological thing." She said that it's important to be married only if a person has to "feel bound to someone." 

She went on: 

"If you have independence, if you have enough money and sense of independence and you like your independence, 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."