One of the most romantic and enduring partnerships in Hollywood was honoured yesterday, as Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn revealed side-by-side stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joking about the occasion – and the fact that the pair have never wed – she quipped: “Did we just get married?
“We’ve never had a celebration like this before but I’m not going to pop the question.”
Hawn and Russell have been together for 33 years, and have nearly 50 years together in show business.
They were joined on their special day by chums including Quentin Tarantino, Reese Witherspoon, and Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson, who she had with ex-husband, the singer and actor Bill Hudson.
“Thank you to my beautiful daughter and my other beautiful daughter,” she continued.
“This means more to me as I start reflecting on things. I was a dancer and I carried my dancing shoes up here looking for an agent. I couldn’t find an agent, I found a fabulous dentist but I couldn’t find an agent.”
Russell added: “Goldie to you, I owe my wonderful life.
“Simply put Goldie, I cherish you. All of the stars in the sky or the boulevard don’t hold a candle to that. There’s no one else I’d rather be next to than Goldie Hawn.”
Hudson also took to the podium, saying: “I was slotted in to talk about my mother, but I have two parents and they’re both here. I always thought I’d be talking about them at a wedding or something, but since a wedding doesn’t seem to be in our near future, this seems to be my only opportunity.
“Their philosophy is family first. As their child, what really stands out is [that] somehow in their phenomenal careers, they’ve maintained normalcy with all of their children.
“They never hid away their love for making movies. For me and my brother [Oliver], we grew up with artists. These shining stars standing next to me, their real legacy is what they’ve instilled in us kids.”