Goldie Hawn’s Relationship History: From Gus Trikonis To Kurt Russell

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Goldie Hawn has been with Kurt Russell for so long that it’s easy to forget she was in other relationships, too. The 76-year-old Hollywood icon is famous not only for her long and epic career in entertainment but also for having one of the most enduring romances in the business.

Before Russell came into her life, though, Hawn had already had two marriages (one of them to the father of her equally famous daughter Kate Hudson). Keep scrolling for the details.

Gus Trikonis

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Gus Trikonis is an American actor and dancer who appeared in the 1961 musical film West Side Story as Indio, a member of the Sharks gang. He and Hawn started dating in 1966 and got married on May 16, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The union didn’t last long, however. They separated on April 9, 1973, although the Oscar-winning actress didn’t file for divorce until 1975, after she got engaged to the person who would become her second husband (see below). Hawn and Trikonis’ divorce was finalized in June 1976.


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Bill Hudson

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The Cactus Flower star met Bill Hudson, a musician with the band Hudson Brothers, in 1975 during a flight from New York to Los Angeles. On July 3, 1976, just a month after her divorce from Trikonis was granted, she married Hudson in Takoma Park, Maryland. They had two children together, Oliver in 1976 and Kate in 1979, but Hudson filed for divorce on August 15, 1980, which was finalized in March 1982.

It was not a friendly breakup and their two children have spoken openly about being estranged from their father.

Other Relationships

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The Private Benjamin actress has had two marriages that ended in divorce as well as one great and long-lasting love (see below) but it’s also worth noting she’s had several other relationships, both real and rumored, that the public may not know about. These boyfriends include actor Mark Goddard, singer Spiro Venduras, stuntman Ted Grossman, Swedish actor Bruno Wintzell, Italian actor Franco Nero and French actor Yves Rénier.

But it was her romance with Kurt Russell that has really captured the world’s attention.

Kurt Russell

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Hawn and Russell fell in love in 1983 while filming Swing Shift and have one son together, Wyatt, who was born in 1986. Though they never married, their relationship has been one of the strongest in Hollywood, spanning almost four decades.

Speaking about their decision not to make it official, Hawn said, “[W]e have done just perfectly without marrying. I already feel devoted and isn't that what marriage is supposed to do? So as long as my emotional state is in a state of devotion, honesty, caring and loving, then we're fine…I like waking up every day and seeing that he is there and knowing that I have a choice. There is really no reason to marry.”