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Goldie Hawn explains why she and Kurt Russell never married

October 12, 2015
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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have one of the strongest relationships in Hollywood after more than 30 years together, but the actress has insisted they will never tie the knot. Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, where she acted as a guest panellist on Monday, Goldie said she felt like marriage ended up becoming more of a "business deal" than a romantic arrangement.

"We'd been married before (to other people), it didn't work, so why do it again. And marriage ends up being a business deal, because at the end of a marriage, no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money," Goldie said. "I was on the short end of the stick on that one. So I looked at that and I thought, well this is ridiculous, this kind of thing when you're together two, three, four, even five years, it's an inappropriate amount of money that you have to pay. Money can destroy people."

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Goldie Hawn was a guest panellist on Loose Women

She added: "It's really nice when a woman can go out and have her own money and her own ability to do what she wants."

The 69-year-old also revealed that her daughter Kate Hudson is currently in a "similar situation" following her divorce from ex-husband Chris Robinson.

"Kate is also in a similar situation to what I was. Self-sustaining in many ways, obviously financially," Goldie said. "And our children have grown up also understanding that's a fair deal. Women working for themselves isn't such a bad thing."

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together over 30 years

When asked what she thinks is the key to keeping romance alive, Goldie replied: "We're all different, you enter a relationship with a fingerprint that's all your own, and you want to be able to know how to match your fingerprint to somebody else's, and it doesn't.

"So you work around it, you find the things that are working for you, and things that aren't working for you, and we go through stages of our lives. So we have to be very self-aware, and very reflective and extremely empathetic toward the other person, and forgiving."

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