There’s long been whispered rumors in Hollywood that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell had an open relationship. He was allowed to do his thing, while she was allowed to do her thing. If that rumor is true, it has worked for them for 34 years.
In a People magazine interview, Hawn was directly asked about her thoughts on monogamy. She answered the question without ever really revealing her situation with Russell. Does her answer make you more curious?
“Monogamy is a very tough order,” she explained. “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.”
That’s definitely a realistic view of any relationship, but does it explain her real-life view with Russell when they have feelings outside of their longtime union?
“I’m sure I’ve been party to it, and Kurt’s been—we’re all normal this way,” Hawn said. “It’s like, ‘You really liked that guy, didn’t you?’ Or the woman says, ‘You were looking at her.’ My answer would be, ‘Of course. Why not? She’s beautiful.’ Would you want a man who doesn’t look? Who doesn’t feel inspired by the beauty or the curves of a woman’s body? Or the way she is? I mean, come on. We’re human beings. There is, I guess, an elasticity to the relationship. Otherwise, it’s going to break, just like a rubber band.”
So Hawn answered the questions without really answering anything about her personal life because honestly, it’s none of our business. Whatever works for her and Russell should be exactly how they live their lives. It’s not up to us or Hollywood to judge what they are doing off-screen.
Besides, there’s never any third-party stories about them. It’s just an assumption many fans make because they never walked down the aisle. As we know in 2017, relationships take on many shapes and this is one that works for Hawn and Russell.
We should probably all take her relationship advice anyway. It’s worked for over three decades with Russell.
“Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy. Family. Fun. Laughs. Sex,” Hawn said. “If you don’t nurture that, and remember, you’re done.”