Goldie Hawn tells Loose Women it is 'ridiculous' to base relationship on money
Published 12/10/2015 | 16:06
Hollywood star Goldie Hawn said "it's ridiculous to base your relationship on money" as she defended her 31-year relationship with actor Kurt Russell.
The 69-year-old added a touch of glamour when she appeared as a guest panellist alongside Loose Women's Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan and Jane Moore on the ITV show.
Talking about her long-time partner, whom she met when they worked together on 1984 film Swingset, she said: "We've been married before, didn't work. So why do it again? Marriage ends up being a business deal because at the end of a marriage, no matter how long or how short it is, somebody owes somebody money. I was at the short end of the stick on that one.
"I look at that and I thought, 'well, this is ridiculous'. This kind of thing where you're together two, three, four, or even five years. It's an inappropriate amount of money that you have to pay. And it's ridiculous to base your relationship on money. Money can destroy people, it really can. It's really nice when a woman can go out and have her own money."
Best known over here for movies ranging from Private Benjamin to The First Wives Club, Hawn was married to musician Bill Hudson from 1976-1982. They have two children together: actors Kate and Oliver Hudson.
Son Wyatt Russell has followed his mother, father and half-siblings into the acting business.
The blonde star was asked whether her children share her views on marriage, especially as her daughter is now divorced from Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson.
"Kate is also in a similar situation as I was, self-sustaining, in many ways, obviously financially. Our children have grown up understanding that's a fair deal. Women working and self-worth isn't such a bad thing."
Various topics were discussed on the ITV morning show, including online child safety.
T he award-winning actress said: "Now I'm hearing all the things my kids did! But times have changed so much. At that point, I wouldn't have thought of looking into Kate's diary or Oliver's thing because I want to be able to give them the integrity of being a person and really trust them. On the other side, today, I'm not so sure it would be that way.
"We're living in a different society, we have demons out there, we have a lot of things we have to be aware of and it frightens me to think that my children would be prey to any of these things."
She added: "There are people now creating websites and apps and so forth to find your children. It feels like you're spying on them and this app would allow you to browse aspects of what they're looking at. Knowing it's their friends, but if it's any strange sites, you would become aware. You know? I swear, I think that might be something I would subscribe to because it's scary out there."
The conversation turned to social media, and Hawn offered her opinion on attitudes to self-worth. "The world that we live in is very scrutinising, extremely scrutinising. Doesn't matter how old you are, as you get older it's even worse," she stated.
"Now, everyone wants to be a star: people want to be seen, we want to have the most followers possible, we don't want to lose any followers, what will we do to get those followers to stay with us, how edgy can we be? We have to be able to have some sort of ethical standards in our society."