The famous couple met in 1983 and have a son Wyatt together. Hawn also has two children, the actors Kate and Oliver Hudson, from her marriage to Bill Hudson.
Discussing what has kept her relationship intact for so long, the Foul Play actress suggested the key to a long and healthy relationship is not to take the traditional route, suggesting she would have “long been divorced” if she and Russell had ever tied the knot.
“I would have been long divorced if I’d been married,” she told the Loose Women panellists on Monday. “Marriage is an interesting, psychological thing. If you need to feel bound to someone then it’s important to be married.
“If you have independence, if you have enough money and enough 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.
“So, for me, I chose to stay, Kurt chose to stay,” she said.
The 70-year-old said once she and Russell had been together for ten years, they asked their children if they wanted them to get married, however, the children said no.
“They loved it, it was perfect the way it [was]. They didn’t want any more trouble,” she said.
Hawn has twice been married before, firstly to Gus Trikonis in 1969 and then Hudson in 1976. Russell was married to the actress Season Hubley in 1979, with whom he had his son Boston.
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