Yesterday, Michael made a comment while writing about the latest couple to be visited by the Grim Reaper of Relationships that now is the time to hope and pray that the next celebrity relationship to bite the dust isn’t Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s. The good news is, it probably won’t be. According to Goldie, if you want to read the words “Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell SPLIT” on the cover of UsWeekly, you’re going to have to go back in time and convince them to get married.
Goldie talked about her relationship with Kurt on a recent episode of ITV’s Loose Women (via Entertainment Tonight). Kurt and Goldie have been together for 33 years, which is pretty good even for non-Hollywood relationships. Goldie was asked how much time she’d like to spend with Kurt, and she said about 68%. When asked if she chose such a high number because she’s not married to him, she answered:
“I would have been long divorced if I’d been married. Marriage is an interesting psychological thing. If you need to feel bound to someone, then it’s important to be married. If you have independence, if you have enough money, and enough 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. So for me, I chose to stay, Kurt chose to stay, and we liked the choice.”
Skip to the 1:31 mark if you want to see Goldie give a mini TED talk on marriage.
It’s good that Goldie and Kurt never decided to get married. According to Goldie, getting married means getting divorced. And if Goldie and Kurt got divorced, they might never have made their hot golden-haired son Wyatt Russell.
I speak for blonde beady-eyed bearded hipster enthusiasts everywhere when I say we all won when Goldie and Kurt decided not to get married.
Here’s Goldie giving you Peg from Lady and the Tramp realness last night at a charity event in London.