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Most recently, the Hollywood couple's great love for one another is evident in The Christmas Chronicles movies. The second installment of the holiday comedy, which came out just this year, features Kurt and Goldie reprising their roles as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Long before they ever portrayed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus though, they were just two young actors filming the Disney musical The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. By the time production of the 1968 flick kicked off, Kurt was known as a renowned child star, earning recognition as the studio’s top talent with a 10-year Disney contract. Meanwhile, Goldie was only starting off in her career and the theatrical feature was her first movie.
"I was 21 and he was 16," Goldie told BBC Radio 4 in 2012. "I thought he was adorable, but he was much too young.”
Nearly two decades later, in 1983, the two worked together again in the romantic war drama Swing Shift. And this time, things were a bit different.
"We've kind of met twice," Kurt, 69, told Conan O'Brien in 2017. “I was severely hungover, and I didn't know Goldie at all outside of having worked with her those many years before. I just didn't have in my mind what I was going to see, and she had a great body. So, the first thing that came out was, 'Man, you've got a great figure.' It came out quickly and it could've been wrong, and she said, 'Why thank you.'"
Goldie also shared what it was like seeing Kurt again. “Years later we met up again, and I remembered that I liked him very much when I first met him,” she told BBC Radio 4. “We both said we would never go out with another actor, so it just shows you never can tell.”
The now-75-year-old actress elaborated to People in 2017 about what specifically caught her eye. Mainly, Goldie remembers Kurt getting along with her two children — Kate and Oliver Hudson — from her previous marriage to her second ex-husband, Bill Hudson.
“[Kurt] was so good-looking, but he had no pretense about him. I could tell right away he wasn’t a womanizer,” she said. “What really got me was when I watched my kids when they'd come to the set and how he was with them. He was amazing with them. He was such a natural."
Shortly after, Kurt and Goldie went on their first date. While filming Swing Shift, Kurt insisted that he needed to practice his dancing skills, and who better to help him than a professional dancer like Goldie. He ended up taking her to The Playboy Club, the only place where there would be dance-friendly jazz tunes. Alas, the duo never got around to hitting the dance floor. Instead, they enjoyed each other’s company and decided to end the night at Goldie’s new house that she was renovating. The only problem? She didn’t have the keys yet. So, they decided to break in.
“We eventually found our way upstairs, looking around at imaginary furniture," Kurt said on the Harry talk show in 2017. "We were in the imaginary bedroom ... when the police walked in because we had to break into the place to get in. That was our first date."
Thankfully, the cops didn’t put a damper on their adventurous night. After spending a night at a hotel, Kurt and Goldie officially became a couple on Valentine’s Day 1983. The Hollywood stars would go on to take the next step and combine their families (Kurt has a son named Boston Russell with his ex-wife, Season Hubley). Rounding out their blended family was another baby boy. On July 10, 1986, Kurt and Goldie welcomed a son named Wyatt Russell.
The following year, Kurt and Goldie starred in their third movie together, the romantic comedy Overboard. Speaking with James Corden in 2017, Goldie said that she and Kurt typically don’t watch their movies, but one night they grabbed glasses of wine and went down memory lane.
“You know how sometimes you forget why you fell in love? I remembered everything, and why I fell in love. It was really something to be able to watch that," she said on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Now, nearing their 38th dating anniversary, Kurt and Goldie still haven’t walked down the aisle — and they've been perfectly content with that for years.
"We have done just perfectly without marrying," Goldie told Woman's Day in 2007. "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. We have raised our children brilliantly; they are beautiful people. We did a great job there and we didn't have to get married to do that. 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."
Kurt echoed the same sentiment in a 2017 interview with Extra: "Look, I’ve said this for 34 years, I don’t think Goldie and I, in real terms, are any different than any other couple; we go through all the same things. But the important thing of who the two people are in a relationship is what you have to deal with. There’s going to be ups and downs and sideways and everything else. I just think after 34 years you’re going to have experienced every emotion that you can together."
As for Goldie’s thoughts on a long-lasting relationship, she believes there are a few things to always remember.
“Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy. Family. Fun. Laughs. Sex,” she told People in May 2017. “If you don’t nurture that, and remember, you’re done.”
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