Why Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell aren't married

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Why Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Aren't Married

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have never married — but they've lasted longer than just about every Hollywood couple.

In an interview with Porter Magazine, the 69-year-old actress revealed why she and her longtime boyfriend have never tied the knot, saying, "A lasting relationship isn't about marriage. It's about compatibility and communication."

Hawn also pointed out that, even though they didn't take the traditional route, it still takes two to tango for that long.

"If one person does not want it to work, it isn't going to work. Intention is the key. It's also about not losing yourself in each other. Being together, two pillars holding up the house and the roof, and being different, not having to agree on everything, learning how to deal with not agreeing. Everything's a choice."

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Why Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell aren't married
Kurt Russell, left, and Goldie Hawn arrive to the inaugural “Goldie’s Love In for Kids”, a 70s-themed party to raise awareness and funds for MindUP, on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actress and honoree Goldie Hawn, left, and her husband, actor Kurt Russell arrive at the fourth annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Goldie Hawn, left, and Kurt Russell arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Goldie Hawn, left, and Kurt Russell arrive at the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn enter the State Department building for the Kennedy Center Honors dinner in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2000. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano)
Actress Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrive at the 73rd annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrive for the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. , on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
American actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell kiss as they arrive for the screening of the film "Death Proof," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Actors, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russel attend a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Actor Kurt Russell gets a hug from his wife, Goldie Hawn at the premiere of Warner Bros. new futuristic action-adventure film, "Soldier" at Mann's Chinese Theater Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, in the Hollywood section in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly)
FOR USE WITH FEATURE PACKAGE FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 31--Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn arrive at the Vanity Fair post-Oscar bash at Morton's in West Hollywood, Calif., Monday, March 25, 1996. In his new film, "Executive Decision," Kurt Russell portrays a U.S. intelligence analyst and terrorist expert who combats the hijackers of a 747 airliner loaded with nerve toxin aimed at Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell smile as they arrive for the 69th Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Monday, March 24, 1997. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
372885 01: UNDATED FILE PHOTO: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. (Photo by Diane Freed)
380460 03: (USA ONLY) Actors Goldie Hawn and her partner Kurt Russell attend the Womens Sports Foundation Annual Gala October 16, 2000 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. (Photo by Newsmakers)
09/21. Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn arrive at Tom Cruise Ball
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2: Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell arrive at the premiere of Disneys' 'Miracle' at the El Capitan Theatre February 2, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

But a marriage certificate doesn't mean you won't make it as far as these two have.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson became legally bound in 1988 and have stayed together ever since.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus tied the knot with her college sweetheart in 1987.

And Meryl Streep and artist Don Gummer have been married for 36 years and still going strong.

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