Their own love stories! From Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell to Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, some Hollywood couples have chosen not to get married.
Hawn was previously married to Gus Trikonis from 1969 to 1976 and to Bill Hudson from 1976 to 1982 before she sparked her romance with Russell in 1983. The big-screen icons never tied the knot — and Hawn thinks they’re better for it.
“I would have been long divorced if I’d been married. Marriage is an interesting psychological thing. If you need to feel bound to someone, then it’s important to be married,” the First Wives Club actress said during a 2015 appearance on the U.K.’s Loose Women. “If you have independence, if you have enough money and sense of independence and you like your independence, there’s something psychological about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other.”
Kate Hudson’s mom asserted that both she and Russell liked “the choice” of staying put in their relationship without the pressure of marriage.
The Silkwood star, for his part, exchanged vows with Season Hubley in 1979. The pair divorced after less than five years, which impacted Russell’s perspective in his romance with Hawn.
“We said if this is ever an issue, if the kids feel we need to do this, then we’ll get married,” the Hateful Eight actor told Today in November 2020, as his partner chimed in, “They didn’t want us to get married.”
Much like the Christmas Chronicles costars, Mendes and Gosling remain solid in their relationship status without being husband and wife. The couple met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011 and were spotted spending quality time together once the project wrapped. They’ve kept their private life under the radar ever since.
“I don’t talk about Ryan and all the wonderful things he does as a father because I keep that part private,” the Hitch star wrote on social media in April 2020. “I feel it’s best that I continue to disclose what I’m comfortable with but not involve him or my kids too much. It’s not about being cagey or weird, it’s just about staying private in a public space. Does that make sense? Hope so. Because this is my honest answer.”
In January 2022, a source exclusively revealed to Us that the pair’s “romance has been at its strongest” when the La La Land star “dedicate[s] a lot of time to being a stay-at-home dad.”
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