Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell stopped by ‘Ellen’ to do a joint interview while promoting ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2!’ During their conversation, Goldie shared the ‘special’ reason she fell in love with Kurt.
After nearly four decades together, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell still manage to have “firsts” in their relationship! The couple stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 23 to promote their upcoming holiday picture The Christmas Chronicles 2. During their joint interview, Kurt, 69, marveled at how they “haven’t done very many [interviews] together.”
“We were talking about this the other day. So this is looking like a first Ellen [DeGeneres], heads up,” Kurt continued. Goldie, looking stunning in a black floral ensemble, chimed in, “My god, we can still have firsts after 38 years!” Ellen’s audience burst into laughter at Goldie’s observation. But as the interview progressed, the Oscar-winner, 75, got incredibly sentimental about her longtime love affair with Kurt, and shared what drew her to him all of those decades ago.
The couple fell head-over-heels for one another on the Warner Bros. lot while filming the 1984 picture Swing Shift. “I remember about Kurt, not only being really sexy and handsome and all that stuff, and fun — a good co-star. I loved the way he looked at my children,” the actress revealed. “It was really something special and that was…he’s good with kids. And I kind of went, ‘Oh my god. This is amazing.'”
At the time, Goldie was a young mother to her son Oliver Hudson, 44, and daughter Kate Hudson, 41, whom she shared with ex-husband Bill Hudson. Getting together had a few more obstacles for the two, unfortunately. “I did have a boyfriend at the time,” Goldie confessed. “That was hard, because I had to call him and tell him that we were done and that I had found somebody and that I was so sorry.”
The actress also reflected on how Kurt was seeing someone at the time, too. Nevertheless, Goldie admitted that she “fell in love but I also fell in like.” Ever since then, Goldie and Kurt have had one of the longest lasting relationships in Hollywood. Although they first met on the set of 1968’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, it took years for them to reconnect and finally fall for one another. In July 1986, the couple welcomed their only child together, son Wyatt.
Over the course of their careers, Goldie and Kurt have starred in a number of films together. Their most notable collaboration came in 1987 with the romantic comedy Overboard. Over 30 years later, they starred in the 2018 film The Christmas Chronicles and will reprise their roles as Santa and Mrs. Claus for the 2020 sequel, which debuts tomorrow, November 25!