Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Still Going Strong After 40 Years: What's Their Secret?

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Finally! A couple that proves love can last more than 10 minutes!

Oh wow, can you believe it? Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for a whopping 40 years! We know, we know, it's almost too hard to fathom. But seriously, how have they managed to stay together for so long? It's a mystery that has plagued us for decades. And now, finally, we may have the answer to the question on everyone's mind: what's their secret to a long-lasting relationship? Hold onto your seats, folks, because we're about to reveal it.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn met back in 1966 on the set of a children's musical. The actress thought that he was charming, but too young for her. At the time, she was 21 and he was just 16.

There was nothing between them until 1983, when they crossed paths on the set again, this time for the movie Swing Shift. By that time, Goldie had been married twice, and Kurt just once.

Three years into their relationship, the couple had their only child together, Wyatt Russell, now also an actor.

This year it is officially 40 years since they first started dating, and their marriage (though not officially registered) can be called perfect, and this would not be an exaggeration. The couple have carried their love, respect and commitment to each other through the decades, and are ready to share their wisdom.

The first thing Goldie points out is the very lack of any official wedding, saying that if they were married, she would have been divorced a long time ago. The actress thinks that marriage is an interesting psychological thing, it's necessary if you need to feel connected to someone. But she claims that if you're independent and you like that, there's something special about not being married. Hawn claims that it gives her the freedom to make decisions: they both choose to stay together all this time, and they like having this choice.

Goldie noted that marriage is not a prerequisite for a strong relationship. Only the desire to be together is mandatory, and it should be mutual.

The actress believes that relationships are also about not losing yourself in each other. Being together, being the two pillars supporting the house and the roof, but also being different people. Hawn says that the secret is in not agreeing on everything, but learning to deal with disagreement.