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“It’s Not About The Marriage”: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Have Been ‘Dating’ For The Past 37 Years

At first glance, Hollywood doesn’t exactly look like home to many long-lasting couples. According to 2017 US Census data, the average divorce rate of A-list celebrities is 52%—that makes it two times higher than the general population.

But one fan-favorite celebrity couple is going against all odds and proving that love can last for what feels like forever since the day they met. Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been by each other’s side for 37 years and they’re still going strong. Interestingly enough, the two lovebirds have never officially tied the knot.

“It’s not about the marriage. It’s about the people and the relationship, and the will to stay together,” Goldie told People and Kurt added that for people like them, “the marriage certificate wasn’t going to create anything that otherwise we wouldn’t have.”

But pictures speak louder than words, and from what we see in Goldie and Kurt’s right below, these two are having the time of their lives.

Hollywood actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together since 1983 and they’re still going strong

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Goldie Hawn, 74, and Kurt Russell, 69, immortalized their relationship in the 1987 romantic comedy Overboard, but their love story off the screens is no less captivating. The couple started dating while filming 1983’s Swing Shift and have never parted since.

Despite not being married, the stars cherish their close-knit family with their son Wyatt, 34, as well as children from previous marriages: Russell’s son Boston and Hawn’s kids, actors Kate, 41, and Oliver Hudson, 44, who call Russell “Pa.”

Previously, the couple told the press that a good family is the answer to their happiness. “I look at our kids and grandchildren and there’s nothing in the world that could make me as proud as I am of all of them.”

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Interestingly enough, the two have never been married and they never felt the need to do so

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They’re also known for having fun and goofing around. But when it comes to making sure their health is a top priority, Goldie and Russell get more serious. “I’m quite sure that if it weren’t for Goldie, I’d probably weigh 300 pounds by now,” Russell told Parade in a cover story.

Turns out, Goldie is a real fitness devotee, living on a healthy diet with a green juice smoothie every day and making sure her mind stays calm with meditation. But the actress is sure that there is so much more than “just our lives we have to care about.” Hence the Goldie Hawn Foundation and its MindUP program that she founded in 2003 that aims at helping kids with stress management and emotions.

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In order to find out what an expert in relationship psychology has to say about Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s relationship, Bored Panda reached out to Lise Deguire, a clinical psychologist and the author of “Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor” who was happy to comment on the subject matter.

“Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are an example of a couple that remains committed by love and devotion as opposed to by legal ties. Unlike many Hollywood marriages that have ended in painful divorces, they seem to still have a thriving connection.” On the other hand, Lise assured that just like any other couple, “I am sure they have had many challenges, with all the normal stresses of life, plus the constant pressure of being in the Hollywood spotlight.”

In reality, nobody knows what is it like to be in another couple’s marriage. “But from the outside looking in, they seem to model heartfelt commitment, not out of legal obligation, but from true love,” Lise commented.

The couple believe that a marriage certificate wasn’t going to create anything that otherwise they wouldn’t have

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When it comes to the traditional significance of marriage, “it signified a firm, binding commitment to one’s spouse, until ‘death do us part.’” Lise explained that in the last century, divorce became more socially acceptable, while back in the day, it used to be rare. Thus, the clinical psychologist believes that “the link between marriage and a deeply committed relationship is no longer so clear.”

Meanwhile, “many people will say that being married helped them feel safer, more secure, and more fully committed to their partner. In many ways, this is a great feeling.” But on some occasions, marriage can sometimes lead to other adverse effects, like, “laziness and complacency, a feeling of ‘I don’t have to try so hard anymore because we are committed.’ This attitude can lead to marital problems.”

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Goldie and Kurt both have kids from previous marriages, but they said that “we all tried marriage and sometimes marriage doesn’t work”

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Lise also said that historically, there was not much connection between marriage and love. “Centuries ago, marriage was more of a business contract, with the hope that affection and love would develop over time. If you loved your spouse, that was a bonus.”

Over the past century or two, this has changed and now “most people expect to marry someone that they truly love.”

“We have a lot more expectations of marriage now than we did centuries ago.” We now hope that marriage is a way not only to be legally bound, but also “share property, to raise a family, to share intimacy, and to have a satisfying love life.”

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As for the coming Christmas, Goldie and Kurt are hoping to spend it together at their Colorado ranch where they cook, go skiing, and read “The Night Before Christmas.” “We completely overdo it. I mean, that’s the whole point of it,” Kurt told Parade.

Just in for Christmas is their new film The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two which the couple hopes will bring some comfort to people challenged by the pandemic across the globe.“When people watch something that makes them happy, it opens their heart and gives them the ability to actually have hope and feel a little bit more optimistic about right now,” Goldie stated.

All these years later, Goldie told People that Kurt still has a way with making her feel beautiful

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And people couldn’t stop praising how much in love they look

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