Longtime lovebirds Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are proof marriage is just a title. The Overboard alums have been living a life of bliss ever since they began dating in 1983, and despite never walking down the aisle, Goldie and Kurt share one of the strongest bonds in all of Hollywood.
The First Wives Club star and the handsome heartthrob first met while filming the 1968 film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. Though Goldie once revealed she had a total crush on Kurt when they were first introduced, she didn’t share her feelings because of their age difference.
“I was 21 and he was 16 and I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young,” the Academy Award previously shared with the BBC. “And then, years later, we met up again and I liked him, and I remembered that I liked him very much when I first met him. But we both said we would never go out with another actor, so it just shows you never can tell.”
It wasn’t until 1983 that the two reconnected on the set of Swing Shift. At the time, Goldie was newly divorced from her second husband, Bill Hudson — whom she was married in 1976 — while Kurt had just split from his first wife, Season Hubley, after nearly four years of marriage.
The Escape From New York actor once recalled the moment he laid his eyes on Goldie after 18 years since the time they first met. “I was severely hungover and I didn’t know Goldie at all outside of having worked with her those many years before. I just didn’t have in my mind what I was going to see, and she had a great body,” he shared on Conan. “So the first thing that came out was, ‘Man, you’ve got a great figure.’ It came out quickly and it could’ve gone wrong, and she said, ‘Why thank you.'”
Fortunately, Kurt’s pickup line worked and two quickly became a couple. Just three years into their relationship, Goldie and the Tombstone star welcomed their son, Wyatt Russell, in 1986. Considering Goldie is also the mom of son Oliver Hudson and daughter Kate Hudson from her relationship with Bill, while Kurt shares son Boston Russell with ex-wife Season, the twosome effortlessly blended their families and became one big brood.
Looking back on their decades of love, the Snatched actress and the Thing actor couldn’t feel more grateful — especially when it comes to their roles as grandma and grandpa to Oliver and Kate’s children. “The older Goldie and Kurt get, the more blessed they feel,” an insider previously told Closer Weekly. “Being surrounded by their children and grandchildren is what life is all about. They really are one of Hollywood’s most tight-nit families.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see Goldie and Kurt’s cutest photos through the years!
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