After 37 years Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are still THE couple, in spite of it all nearly falling apart in 2001
It has been 37 long years for Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The popular veteran celebrity duo never married but have been in a relationship together since 1984.
And now, in a recent interview, as their daughter, Kate Hudson shared her views on her parents' chemistry, we cannot but look back at what went down and how the two celebrities got together.
Back in 2001, when Hawn and Russell were going strong, a rumor of their split changed it all. A year before the news of separation spread, Russell was spotted visiting an infamous "massage parlor" in California.
Compromising photos of Kurt Russell made it across the media, where he was seen sneaking in and out of the said establishment in Malibu. The Tokyo Massage Center on Pico Boulevard, run by four Asian women, at that time, was known to have a massager service front but offered a variety of sexual services for extra cash, behind the door.
When Russell was spotted visiting the place a few times, it caused an alleged rift between him and Hawn. The rumors took roots more after Hawn flew to the UK, making it look like a separation. At that time, Hawn and Russell had been together for 17 years.
Although there were no official comments from either of them or their spokespersons on the matter, their relationship had possibly hit the rocks. Hawn even called off her planned wedding with the 'Death Proof' star.
They were even said to have started therapy but that apparently didn't work. All that was gathered by the media at that time from their friends and close ones was that Hawn and Russell were "going through a difficult time".
The split seemed more obvious when Hawn attended the wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in New York, all by herself, without Russell, followed by a solo trip to Colorado for her daughter's wedding.
But that's not the only incident that kept the two apart. In 1984, Hawn was allegedly involved with Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan when she visited India.
And now, after 19 years, the couple is still going strong and perhaps left all the history behind. The Oscar-winning actress, Hawn at 74 and Kurt Russell at 69, make for "couple goals" as their daughter, Kate Hudson said in a recent interview.
Hudson, regards Russell as her father, although he and her mother, Hawn, married in 1984 after Hawn divorced Bill Hudson (Kate's biological father) in 1982.
Describing her parents' dynamics, Hudson said, Hawn and Russell's relationship "is really the goal". She added, "Just the fact that they've been able to maintain a unit for all of us, in times of turmoil, they really are the center of all of our lives."
Hawn and Russell have three children, Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell.