Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been blissfully unmarried, but together, for 31 years and are considered one of Hollywood's strongest couples.
But there was a time when their bonds of friendship, passion and love for their blended family were stretched to their breaking point as Kurt’s jealousy over Goldie’s relationship with another man erupted.
The couple — who’d always managed to make up in the past — briefly and quietly split up.
“Kurt isn’t often threatened by other men making eyes at his girl,” says a longtime friend, but Kurt’s competition “was handsome and very famous overseas. I think Kurt felt threatened.”
The crisis began in February 2004 when “Kurt was having anger issues,” a friend confides to Closer. “He was always wanting to pick a fight over the smallest things,
and Goldie was tired of the drama.”
So when the actress, who is an avid practitioner of meditation, was invited to visit India with Imran Khan, a divorced former cricket player, she accepted.
The couple in 1983 (Photo Credit: Getty)
“He ended up taking Goldie to the best hotels, parties, private tours of Bombay’s temples and ruins. It was an entire week, just the two of them,” says the friend.
Kurt, meanwhile, was stuck filming in LA. “Kurt wasn’t taking it well. He got into it with an actress and made her cry in front of the entire crew,” alleges the friend, who confides, “It was as if he was taking it out on any woman who reminded him of Goldie.”
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Even after Goldie returned from India, the hard feelings lingered. “When his movie wrapped, he left for a week and went to Yuma, Arizona, to watch the Padres in spring training,” claims the source.
“I can promise you that while he was gone, he was asking every local waitress around for dates.”
At the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in LA in 2003 (Photo Credit: Getty)
Later that year, Goldie and Kurt were able to reconnect by spending more time together.
“They meditate together every morning — she got Kurt into meditation years ago,” says the longtime friend. “They ride bicycles several times a week, and they cook together in their chef’s kitchen.”
These days, the couple seem to be as blissfully unmarried, together and happy as they always are, putting the past where it belongs - in the past.
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