Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are a rarity in Hollywood in that these lovestruck movie stars have somehow managed to stay together for 37 years. While most Hollywood couples are lucky to make it even one year, these two seem to be going stronger than ever after nearly 40 years!

Kurt Russell And Goldie Hawn Reveal Why They Never Married

Despite being together for nearly four decades, however, Russell and Hawn have never actually made it official and walked down the aisle.

In an interview to promote their new Netflix movie Christmas Chronicles 2, the couple finally revealed the reason behind them never getting married.

“You’ve just got to want to be together. I don’t think there’s any way other than do it,” Hawn, 75, explained to People Magazine. 

Russell chimed in to add, “For people like us, the marriage certificate wasn’t going to create anything that otherwise we wouldn’t have. I don’t know. 40 years isn’t enough to finally say, ‘Well I guess…'”

“Well, we’re not at 40 years yet,” said Hawn. “Our children got married. I mean, they didn’t not get married. Oliver’s very happily married and Wyatt’s very happily married. Katie got married once and that didn’t work, and she’s with this most amazing human and I don’t know if she’ll marry again. The point is that we all tried marriage and sometimes marriage doesn’t work.”

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Kurt Russell And Goldie Hawn Met On The Set Of Swing Shift

In the end, this is completely fine with Russell and Hawn.

“It’s okay. It’s not about the marriage,” Hawn insisted. “It’s about the people and the relationship, and the will to stay together. And that’s a big one because if you want it, you can have it. You’ve got to give things up, but the joy and the excitement of being together and touching the toes of somebody at night is really a nice feeling.”

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn met back in 1983, while filming the movie Swing Shift.

When he first laid eyes on Hawn, Russell recalled being “impressed with Goldie visually… the images of her were alluring and attractive, so all those things were taking place.”

“But then you get to know somebody and you begin to find that, yeah, you do share things in common deeply. Hey, listen, it goes where it goes,” he added.

The two went on to star in multiple movies together.

Their most well-known is the 1987 comedy favorite Overboard. Then more recently the couple starred in Christmas Chronicles and their new Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix.

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They Focus On ‘Gratitude’

This has been a difficult year for Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, just as it’s been a hard one for all of us.

But these two are still feeling grateful for everything they have as we head into Christmas.

“That feeling of gratitude is important, because it’s good for your brain and your heart and your health,” Hawn said. “It’s a good thing to pass on.”

What a great love story. Here’s hoping that Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have many more years of happiness together!

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