Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for over 40 years but chose not to marry throughout their relationship.

In a recent interview with CNN, Hawn explained that their decision was influenced by their previous marriages and the negative consequences of divorce.

Hawn pointed out that many divorces can be painful, expensive, and harmful to children involved, leading them to question the necessity of marriage.

The actress emphasized the importance of maintaining independence and individual thinking in a long-term partnership.

The couple once teased the idea of marriage during the 1989 Oscars, but they later confirmed it was a made-up moment to deflect inquiries about their marital status.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell first met on the set of "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" in 1968 when she was 22 and he was 17.

Despite their initial attraction, they didn't start dating until 17 years later while filming "Swing Shift" in 1983, shortly after Hawn's separation from her former husband, Bill Hudson.

They have a son named Wyatt, born in 1986.

When asked about the secret to their enduring relationship, Hawn said it's about wanting to be together and being committed to the relationship rather than being married.

The couple's decision to stay together without marriage has been a testament to their bond and shared belief in the strength of their partnership.