Normal societal demands expect couples who fall in love to eventually tie the knot. There are, however, some who have refused to bow down to this pressure and have still gone on to have long-lasting relationships. A very good example of this is the duo of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
Both Hollywood icons, Hawn and Russell began dating in 1983 and have sustained their relationship to date. Despite some hiccups and rumored breakups, the couple has triumphed against all odds and is now one of Hollywood’s golden relationships. Many want to know the secret to their success while some wonder when they will tie the knot. The couple refuses to be swayed by the pressure and remains focused on their personal lives. They also continue to consolidate their status as some of the most iconic stars in the movie business.
Kurt Russell is Slightly Richer Than His Wife
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have a combined net worth of approximately $190 million. Individually, Russell is worth $100 million while his wife is worth $90 million. Hawn primarily owes her fortune to a mercurial acting career that spans five decades. At the height of her reign, between the 70s and 90s, the Washington D.C. native was one of the most bankable stars. She scored roles in movies such as There’s a Girl in My Soup (1970), Butterflies Are Free (1972), The Sugarland Express (1974), Shampoo, (1975), Foul Play (1978), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Private Benjamin (1980), and Overboard (1987).
Her other credits include Bird on a Wire (1990), The First Wives Club (1996), The Out-of-Towners (1999), and The Banger Sisters (2002). The exact salaries that Hawn received for these projects are not known but it should have been substantial given her status as a bankable star guaranteed to fill the seats in the cinema.
Hawn’s acting career has largely slowed down and she now dedicates herself to campaigns of a public service nature. She did team up with her superstar daughter Kate Hudson to launch a collection for the latter’s activewear brand, Fabletics, in 2018.
Kurt Russell also draws his wealth majorly from his acting career. The Boston native made his debut in the early 60s and by the end of that decade, received a lucrative contract from Disney Studios. He became their top star for the next ten years and went on to feature in projects such as Follow Me, Boys! (1966), Mosby’s Marauders (1967), The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1969), and Guns in the Heather (1969).
Others are The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1970), The Barefoot Executive (1971), Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1971), Charley and the Angel (1973), and Superdad (1973). The Disney contract not only paid Russell well but also gave him the freedom to feature in other productions, thus further guaranteeing other sources of income for him. His highest paying non-Disney movie, however, came years later in 1996 for the film, Escape from L.A., which fetched him $10 million.
Russell and his wife now have a combined net worth of $190 million and one area that they have invested their money in is real estate. The couple has owned and disposed of several homes in the past, including in cities such as Vancouver, Colorado, Brentwood, Palm Desert, and Santa Ynez Valley.
Goldie Hawn Is The Older One of the Two
Goldie Hawn was born on the 21st day of November 1945 in Washington D.C. This makes her about six years older than her husband, Kurt Russell, who was born on the 17th of March, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Both Hollywood icons got their career start at an early age. For Hawn, she took ballet and tap dance classes as a child and used this as a route to get into theatrical productions in her teen years. She subsequently went back to dancing, establishing and running her own dance school for some years. From dancing, the actress was able to find her way back to acting with one of her earliest professional credits coming on the 1968–1973 sketch comedy show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
But while Goldie Hawn had to go through the hoops to get to Hollywood, Kurt Russell had no such problems. He made his acting debut as early as the age of 12 with an uncredited part in the 1963 Elvis Presley musical, It Happened at the World’s Fair. From there, he gathered an increasingly impressive repertoire and by the age of 15, signed a landmark contract with Walt Disney. With that in the bag, it was an unassailable run until he gained the respect and admiration of the industry.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Have Been Together Since 1983 and Have One Child Together
Goldie Hawn first laid eyes on her future husband as far back as 1966 when they both featured in the Disney movie, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. She thought he was adorable but couldn’t do anything about it given that she was 21 at the time while he was a minor aged 16. The two would cross paths again on the 1983 movie, Swing Shift, and this time, age was no longer a barrier. The now 32-year-old Russell promptly asked the 38-year-old Hawn out and she said yes. They had their first date at the playboy club and have remained together ever since.
In the course of their relationship, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have welcomed one son named Wyatt (born 1986). They have also successfully integrated their children from their early marriages into the blended family setup. Hawn has a son and a daughter, Oliver and Kate Hudson, from her second marriage to Bill Hudson while Russell has a son named Boston from his ex-wife Susan Hubley. The couple maintains close ties with all their kids. They have also supported each other’s careers and even starred in some projects together over the years.
It was therefore quite fitting that they received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a double ceremony conducted the same day in May 2017. Such a smooth romance has made many wonder why Goldie and Kurt won’t tie the knot but they remain unperturbed. According to Hawn, marriage is a psychological thing that is great for people who want to feel bound.
For the actress, however, she loves her independence and has the means to take care of herself. She thus decided not to go down that route but retain her freedom. Continuing, the actress believes that she and Russell have done beautifully well without marriage. They have raised their kids brilliantly and beautifully. She also maintains a healthy emotional state of devotion, honesty, caring, and loving and as such, there is really no cogent need for marriage. Hawn has further disclosed that she loves being with Russell by choice and that she believes that they would have divorced had they tied the knot.
On the secret to their union, the actress has stated that it is important to not be overly dependent but rather maintain all aspects of a healthy relationship, including the sex part.
Comparison of the Iconic Couple
|Goldie Hawn||Kurt Russell|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Net Worth||$90 million||$100 million|
|No. of Movie Appearances||34||63|
|Total Movie Gross||$1.1 billion||$6.6 billion|