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Goldie Hawn on making her 32 year romance with Kurt Russell work

It’s no secret that the pressures of Hollywood can be too much for some relationships, especially when your star is set as high as Goldie Hawn’s.
Goldie Hawn

Goldie, pictured with her partner Kurt, is in Australia to perform and launch the MindUp initiative.

But the 69-year-old has shed some light on how she has made her 32 year love to Kurt Russell last.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s love is the envy of Hollywood and now the legendary actress reveals the secret to their long romance.

“A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication,” the 69-year-old told Porter Magazine.

She added: “And you both need to want it to work. If one person does not want it to work, it isn’t going to work. Intention is the key.”

Long-lasting love: Goldie, pictured here with Kurt in 1989, believes the key to a strong relationship is about “compatibility and communication”

“It’s also about not losing yourself in each other,” the mother-of-three told the magazine for their upcoming issue.

Before sharing: “Being together, two pillars holding up the house and the roof, and being different, not having to agree on everything, learning how to deal with not agreeing. Everything’s a choice.”

Goldie Hawn also spoke candidly about her and Kurt’s deep care for their family unit: “Kurt came from three sisters and a very strong family unit. I came from one sister and two parents and a big family unit. That’s what we care about.”

The grandmother was frank about juggling family and a demanding career, admitting they sought the help of nannies.

“We talked about relationships and commonality early on. We had nannies, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve both been working. But we were very present with our children.”

“It’s the same way we grew up. I had a working mother, Kurt did not. My mother was right there,” she added.

In what is one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories 69-year-old Goldie and 65-year-old Kurt met in 1968 but were occupied with other relationships, they re-connected in 1983 on the set of Swing Shift.

Although they have never married, they have one child together Wyatt Russell and Goldie’s children from a previous marriage, actors Kate and Oliver Hudson consider Kurt to be their father.

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