Goldie Hawn Turned 77 — Grandma of 7, She Still Climbs Mountains and Dances with Long-Time Partner Kurt Russell
At 77, Goldie Hawn is living her best life: she has seven grandchildren, does sports and mountaineering, lives in a six-million-dollar mansion, and is in an enduring relationship with her partner of 39 years, Kurt Russell.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell met way back in 1966 while filming “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.” At the time, Russell was only 16 and Hawn was 21.
The actress didn’t think their meeting would lead to anything significant because she thought he was too young for her. However, when they met again years later, she suddenly remembered how much she liked him during their first meeting, except at the time, she thought he was too young, and both of them said they would never go out with fellow actors.
It was only twenty years after their first meeting that the pair welcomed their first and only child together, Wyatt Russell. By then, Russell already had a son, Boston, with his ex-wife Season Hubley, and Hawn shared kids Kate and Oliver with ex-husband Bill Hudson.
They Consider Themselves Lucky in Love
There’s so much love between Hawn and Russell, and among their children as well. Back in 1990, Russell gushed about his one true love, saying:
“If you’re lucky enough to have someone like Goldie Hawn come along and feel the way she feels, you’re just lucky.”
Their children echoed this sentiment but included Russell there. Goldie’s son Oliver once told the media that his mom and stepdad were amazing. In fact, he shared that they were a tight-knit family, even choosing to live close to each other. “They’re amazing people, amazing grandparents, amazing parents,” he gushed.
In 2019, Hawn and Russell sold their long-time Los Angeles home for $6.9 million. Given Oliver’s interview about living close to his parents is from 2021, it’s clear that the long-time couple chose to live in a home that’s closer to their kids and grandchildren.
While the Hollywood A-listers have been together for almost four decades now, many continue to wonder why they still haven’t gotten married. In 2015, Hawn answered this once and for all, revealing that if she had gotten married, she would have already been long divorced, the same thing that happened to her first union with Hudson.
To Hawn, marriage is a “psychological thing” that has the potential to hold people back. The actress values her independence and knowing that she isn’t “bound” to someone because of a legal union. To her, without marriage, she has the freedom to make her own decisions, while still being happily in love with Russell.
In fact, through the years, she and Russell have proven that they don’t need to be married to make their relationship work. Decades later, they are still madly in love with one another and remain a strong off-screen and on-screen couple.
After the first movie responsible for the pair meeting, they went on to star in several more, including the recent Netflix specials “The Christmas Chronicles” and “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two.”
And as for the secret of their withstanding relationship? Russell admits that there’s no right answer to that. In fact, the actor quips that he hates talking about what’s made their relationship work through the years.
Instead, Russell shares that he takes things one day at a time and tackles every situation daily depending on what’s happening. He stresses the importance of action rather than words and accepting one another for who they are, claiming that this is what he’s done to make his relationship with Hawn what it is today.
Goldie Hawn Is Living Her Life at 77
Born in 1945, Hawn was always meant to be a star. At age 3, she was already a dancer, taking the stage and showing her talents in ballet. Years later, she still takes pride in her talent, showing off her dancing skills on Instagram with her fans and followers whenever given the chance.
From dancing with Russell to grooving with a dance instructor, Hawn is a sight to see while she’s enjoying herself and the company of those she loves, celebrating life in all its small and big moments.
More than the amount of success she’s achieved in her career, there’s nothing in the world that makes Hawn prouder than her children and grandchildren.
Aside from dancing to keep herself young, Hawn is also very active in sports. She does yoga, rides her bike, and climbs mountains during her spare time. She enjoys spending time in nature, noting that outdoor activities have incredible benefits for both mental and physical health. She shared:
“Connecting with nature and the environment can improve our mood, lower blood pressure, and reduce feelings of stress and anger. Research also shows that spending time outside is linked to higher levels of concentration, creativity, and improved mental clarity.”
But while Hawn keeps an active lifestyle, what keeps the actress young, most of all, are her seven grandchildren, who lovingly refer to her and Russell as Gogi and Gogo respectively.
She enjoys spending time with her family and thinks of it as her most prized possession in the world. For one of her grandchildren’s birthdays, Hawn dressed up as a lady-in-waiting while Russell dressed as the prince.
In her sweet caption, she wrote: “I’ll take Lady in waiting (sic) everyday (sic) as long as the prince is always beside me!”
Gushing about her role as a grandmother, Hawn’s one advice to all is that “a good family is the answer to happiness.” More than the amount of success she’s achieved in her career, there’s nothing in the world that makes Hawn prouder than her children and grandchildren.