Goldie Hawn says she and Kurt Russell never married to preserve their ‘independent thinking’

“I like the idea that I can wake up in the morning and make decisions every day if I want to be here,” Goldie Hawn told CNN’s Chris Wallace.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell value their independence.

THE Private Benjamin The 77-year-old actress opened up in a recent interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace about why she and longtime partner Russell – who have spent nearly 40 years together – didn’t get married.

“Why aren’t you two married?” Wallace asked Hawn on his show, Who is talking to Chris Wallace?, to which she replied, “Why should we be? Isn’t that a better question? »

When Wallace popped the question again, Hawn – whose two marriages ended in divorce – said it was partly because she and Russell, 72, had both seen what happened when a marriage was ending.

“When it doesn’t work out, it ends up being a big deal,” the actress said.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attend Goldie’s Love In For Kids at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate.

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“It’s still ugly,” she continued. “Someone really has to take a look and say, ‘How many divorces are really fun? How many divorces don’t actually cost money? How many divorces actually make you hate the person more than before? How many divorces have hurt children? ”

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“But [you and Russell have] been together 40 years, you’re not going to get divorced,” Wallace refuted about his relationship with the guardians of the galaxy actor, who debuted in 1983. Their son Wyatt Russell, 37, was born three years later.

“How did you know that then?” Hawn questioned in response, adding that she liked having the choice to be in a relationship. “I like the idea that I can wake up in the morning and make decisions every day if I want to be here.”

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Kurt Russell and actress Goldie Hawn leave the Carlyle Hotel on July 23, 1983.

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“I mean relationships are tough,” she continued. ” Its not always easy. We go through all kinds of obstacles. There are things we believe in, things we don’t believe in, things we agree on.

“So I think it’s important to stay independent with independent thinking, so you can hold on to yourself and you can actually have that feeling,” she concluded.

Hawn married director Gus Trikonis in 1969 before their marriage ended in divorce in 1976. She then had a six-year marriage to musician Bill Hudson, with whom she shares two children, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attend Netflix’s ‘The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two’ Drive-In Event at The Grove.

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