Goldie Hawn: ‘Monogamy is tough’ but ‘would you want a man who doesn’t look?’

Goldie Hawn is covering the new issue of People Magazine, out this week. (I’m glad it’s hump day at least but it feels like it should be Friday, right?) She’s promoting Snatched with Amy Schumer, of course, her first movie in 15 years since she did Banger Sisters with Susan Sarandon in 2002. Snatched looks lousy just judging from the trailer, but it could be a minor hit and as I’ve said Trainwreck, Amy’s first movie, was decent and funny. I’m just glad People put Goldie on the cover instead of Amy, but I digress.

Everyone has been curious about Goldie’s partnership with Kurt Russell as they’ve been happily unmarried for 34 years. They just got stars on the Walk of Fame next to each other, which was sweet. Also Kurt just told the story that his first hookup with Goldie, when they were getting busy in a house she was remodeling, got interrupted when the cops came. These two are a testament to love and seemingly fidelity in Hollywood, and Goldie tells People it’s not easy. She sounds easy-going about it though, and apparently that’s the key. People has a clip from Goldie’s interview with Jess Cagle, where you can see her give these quotes in context. After she said that you have to nurture your sex life she added “the grass isn’t always greener.” That’s true! Here’s her People interview:

For PEOPLE’s new cover story, Hawn, 71, who’s back onscreen in the new comedy Snatched, sat down at her L.A. home with Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle for a wide-ranging interview about her remarkable rise to success, motherhood and her life with Russell.

“He was so good-looking, but he had no pretense about him. I could tell right away he wasn’t a womanizer,” Hawn says of her first impressions of Russell.

At the time, Hawn was already a mother of two — to Kate and Oliver Hudson, her children with second husband Bill Hudson — and she says it was Russell’s interaction with her kids that made her fall for him.

“What really got me was when I watched my kids when they’d come to the set and how he was with them. He was amazing with them. He was such a natural,” says Hawn.

Today, Hawn and Russell, 66, happily unmarried, love spending time at home with their blended family, which includes kids Oliver, 40, Kate, 38, Boston, 37, and Wyatt, 30, along with their five grandchildren.

Hawn says she has learned the secrets to a long-lasting relationship.

“Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy. Family. Fun. Laughs. Sex,” Hawn says. “If you don’t nurture that, and remember, you’re done.”

Asked about the challenges of monogamy, she also has some practical advice.

“Monogamy is a very tough order,” she says. “You’re in the prime of your life, you are attracted to other people, potentially, you have fantasies about that. It really runs the risk, if you will, if you’re not aware that you could maybe screw up a really good thing by doing that.”

Asked about the challenges of monogamy, she also has some practical advice.

“Monogamy is a very tough order,” she says. “You’re in the prime of your life, you are attracted to other people, potentially, you have fantasies about that. It really runs the risk, if you will, if you’re not aware that you could maybe screw up a really good thing by doing that.”

The couple recently received side-by-side stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Hawn says Russell’s remarks moved her the most that day.

“It turned out to be a lovefest,” she says. “The last thing he said was, ‘I’ll always cherish you.’ I didn’t expect him to say those things. I had no idea he was going to be so beautiful.”

[From People]

Goldie did add, in the video but it’s not quoted above that “I have known relationships that have gone through rocky periods and have had extra-whatever relationships, marital relationships, and came back together and did very well. So it’s not that we don’t have these hurdles, it’s how we deal with them.” That’s very wise and true, and I like her attitude toward checking out other attractive people. Those feelings are natural and normal and something you need to work out with your partner.

Also I got the warm fuzzies when she talked about the way Kurt gushed over her at their Walk of Fame ceremony. I keep reading these interviews because I really want to know how these couples stay together and stay so seemingly happy together. Is that possible for relationship cynics like me, is that even the case with some of these couples? Kurt and Goldie seem so genuine though, I don’t think they’re putting on a show for the press, they’re truly happy with each other and they’ve been together for decades. I do want to hear what they have to say about that.




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  1. kimbers says:

    Goldie Hawn the new betty white?

  2. QQ says:

    Meh, whatever works for them If they’ve strayed been apart or whatever and they’ve discussed it/moved on is none of my business and good for them for understanding elasticity in being with a partner .. I wish there were more of these conversations with both men and women in understanding Long term relationships and what it really takes etc

  3. jugil1 says:

    They are the real deal. You don’t last 34 years by “putting on a show for the press”. I love how giddy & in love they still seem with one another. They are relationship goals to the MAX.

  4. minx says:

    Aw, that’s nice. Whatever works for them.

  5. Aims says:

    Goldie and Kurt have something special . They know who they are to each other , and it works . Who am I to judge ? Also I think there’s something to be said about how two people choose to be together without the marriage certificate . After 30 years, they wake up every morning and say, I still like you let’s keep it going .

  6. Asiyah says:

    I like her A LOT. I wish her daughter were more like her. Catty of me but it’s true. I love their relationship and I hope it really lasts ’til death do them part.

  7. third ginger says:

    One thing I [married 35 years] sense from Goldie and Kurt is mutual respect. People talk about his a lot, but I think it is key to a lasting relationship. When I have seen impending breakups or divorces, many [not all] have reached a stage at which mutual contempt reigns. I also think the two met at the right time in life and wanted many of the same things. It also likely helped that they did not live in Hollywood.

  8. Darlene says:

    I love them so much. <3 I hope they're together forever. <3

  9. Skins says:

    Kurt is one of the great under-rated actors in Hollywood. So many good movies

  10. Belle Epoch says:

    Superficial comment. Did anyone else not recognize her? What did she do to her face?

  11. tracking says:

    Their chemistry in Overboard was outrageous–love them.

    • Craven says:

      That movie made me realise how killer her body was. Tiny waist, wider hips, pert bum, perky tits. He would have been a fool not to try and hit that. That said, that was one sexist film. I mean I know that was standard of movies of that era (see also Romancing The Stone) but its still irritating to watch.

      • tracking says:

        There was a funny Onion piece “woman suspends feminism for one night to enjoy tv shows.” It’s true I feel like that when I watch 80s movies.

      • AmunetMaat says:

        I love the hell out of that movie and it’s so inexplicable. Whenever it gets to the end and he says “what else can I give you?” and she looks at their family and says “a girl”. I still smile like a goofball, every-single-time. Lol, it doesn’t make any sense but their chemistry really pulls it off.

  12. Moll says:

    Lol .. anyone who thinks they both didn’t have affairs still believe in the tooth fairy. They both tyrned a blind eye to what the other was doing. Goldie is very open minded. I remember Kate Hudson saying Goldie was outsude her room when she lost her virginity egging her on….

  13. KiddVicious says:

    She’s not as secure as she pretends to be. A friend (male) was on a movie set with them, the movie had Kurt in it, not Goldie. Anytime a female stood too close to Kurt, even if the reason the female was standing there had nothing to do with Kurt, Goldie was a complete bitch to them. She made it difficult for any female to speak with him, even if they were part of the crew. For my friend to notice this, it had to have been bad, he’s totally oblivious when it comes to these things.

    I do like them as a couple though, and good for them for being strong enough to stay together.

  14. raincoaster says:

    I’ve seen them together in Vancouver (might have told this story before). They were going into a grocery store, and Kurt did that thing where you go through the door and check to make sure she’s with you, just a sort of courteous, masculine thing to do, and Goldie was not with him because she was holding the door for a little old lady going in the store. And he smiled and moved out of the woman’s way, and then smiled at Goldie and they proceeded into the store. I thought it was a sweet, telling moment.

  15. Ozogirl says:

    I just love them. I’m so glad Goldie is back, but I wish it were for a better movie…and co-star.