EXCLUSIVE: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn open up about emotional Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony


Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn were honored with a special double Walk of Fame star ceremony in Hollywood on Thursday, and the joyous occasion ended up being a wonderfully emotional experience for the longtime loves.

After the festivities, the cute couple spoke with ET's Nischelle Turner, and reflected on the grand occasion, which saw their daughter, Kate Hudson, and actress Reese Witherspoon deliver touching speeches that made Hawn cry.

"It was tears of joy," Hawn explained. "[I have] so much respect for the girls and it mattered to me what they said, a lot."

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Hawn and Russell began dating in 1983 while shooting their romantic WWII period drama Swing Shift, and have been together ever since, yet have famously never married.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attends the ceremony honoring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attends the ceremony honoring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attends the ceremony honoring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Reese Witherspoon and Goldie Hawn at the ceremony honoring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Kate Hudson attends the ceremony honoring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Director Quentin Tarantino, Honoree Goldie Hawn and actor Kate Hudson (L-R bottom) Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Honoree Kurt Russell, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler and actor Reese Witherspoon Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Boston Russell, Honorees Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and actor Kate HudsonHonored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Honoree Goldie Hawn (L) and Patricia Hawn at the Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Kate Hudson at the Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Kate Hudson at the Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon at the Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Reese Witherspoon at the Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 04: Reese Witherspoon and Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Honored With Double Star Ceremony On The Hollywood Walk Of Fameon May 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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The pair have said that many of their friends and family joked that this dual star dedication was sort of like the wedding ceremony that they never had, and Russell said that he had "actually written something that was along [the] lines" of vows, but decided not to read them.

"Everyone always ask the same question," Hawn said, referring to whether or not they will ever tie the knot. "We are kind of having fun with it."

While they might not be officially wed, now that they are immortalized side-by-side on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the pair are really connected forever.

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"No one is going to dig that up," Hawn said of their honorary stars. "I don't think so."

"There's nothing you can do about it, so you better get along," Russell quipped.

The pair also opened up about their long love affair, and how they've worked hard to make their relationship successful and to improve their lives and themselves.

"You can't just go along and say, '[This] is the way I am, so whatever,'" Hawn shared. "No, you really try and be better and better."

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ET caught up with Russell and Hawn on Tuesday at the premiere of the actress' upcoming comedy, Snatched, where they opened up about the exciting ceremony, sharing, "We're [getting] our stars together and it's kind of a celebration of the two of us!"

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Actor Kurt Russell and actress Goldie Hawn attend the premiere of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are seen on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 06: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn attend Annual Goldie's Love In For Kids hosted by Goldie Hawn at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on May 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actors Goldie Hawn (L) and Kurt Russell attend the Remembering Pavarotti Benefit Concert and Gala featuring Andrea Bocelli and Renee Fleming at The Music Center on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 02: Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell attend the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS on May 2, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Hosts Kurt Russell (L) and Goldie Hawn attend Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle�s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actor Kurt Russell and actress Goldie Hawn attend the 2014 Baby2Baby gala at The Book Bindery on November 8, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell attend the amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on December 12, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attend the DuJour X The Hawn Foundation Celebration at Espace on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell pose backstage at 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on September 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 11: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn sighting on November 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
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