When Goldie Hawn was first falling for Kurt Russell, she obviously noticed his looks — but it was something else that made her know he was a keeper.
“I remember about Kurt, not only being really sexy and handsome, and all that stuff,” the actress recalled to Ellen DeGeneres on Monday during a virtual talk. “I loved the way he looked at my children.”
Hawn, who recently turned 75, said, “It was really something special. He’s good at that. He’s good with kids and I kind of went, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing.’” She added, “I fell in love but I also fell in like. Those are two pretty good deals.”
The couple, who appeared together on The Ellen Show — their first daytime time on a talk show together! — has been together now 38 years, but never married. During an appearance on the ITV show Loose Women, Hawn explained that if they had tied the know, she’d have been long divorced. “Marriage is an interesting psychological thing. If you need to feel bound to someone, then it’s important to be married. If you have independence, if you have enough money and a sense of independence and you like your independence, there’s something psychological about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other,” she explained.
Both Hawn and Russell had previously been married and Russell admitted in a recent interview on CBS Sunday Morning, that at the time he decided to put his “worst foot forward.”
“Matter of fact, when I met Goldie, I was at a time in my life, and a period in my life, when I was going to put my worst foot forward when it came to any kind of a relationship with the possibility of a relationship,” the 69-year-old actor confessed. “I put my worst foot forward. If you can handle that, then maybe there’s a chance of some reality there of being together.”
Hawn and Russell are both appearing in The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, their first time starring together in a film since Overboard. The holiday movie will be on Netlfix Wednesday.
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