After 33 years of being the best couple in the world, and nearly 50 years in show business, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony on Thursday.
The couple have starred in over 80 films combined, though they've only starred in one together: the undeniable 1987 classic Overboard. If you haven't seen it, you simply must.
Daughter Kate Hudson and honorary daughter Reese Witherspoon both gave speeches at the event, praising the iconic couple for all they do.
“Can we just get married? We’ve never had a celebration like this before,” Hawn joked in her speech.
“Thank you to my beautiful daughter and my other beautiful daughter,” she continued. “This means more to me as I start reflecting on things. I was a dancer and I carried my dancing shoes up here looking for an agent. I couldn’t find an agent, I found a fabulous dentist but I couldn’t find an agent,” she joked.
“That star is part of ‘yes.’ I really went through something then because I didn’t know what it meant to be a star when people didn’t know who I was. I didn’t get my white picket fence but I got a beautiful house,” she said. “I said yes to Kurt Russell. I said yes to Bill Hudson, and without Bill I wouldn’t have had Katie and Oliver. I wish my mom and my dad could see me,” Hawn added.
“I owe a special debt of appreciation to my family,” Russell said, thanking his mom and sisters in the audience. “Thanks to my kids Boston, Oliver, Kate and Wyatt. Any father would be blessed to be gifted with the lifetime you have brought me.
“Goldie to you, I owe my wonderful life,” he added. “Simply put Goldie, I cherish you. All of the stars in the sky or the boulevard don’t hold a candle to that. There’s no one else I’d rather be next to than Goldie Hawn.”
Kate also joked about the wedding-vibe, telling guests: “I was slotted in to talk about my mother, but I have two parents and they’re both here. I always thought I’d be talking about them at a wedding or something,” she said. “But since a wedding doesn’t seem to be in our near future, this seems to be my only opportunity.”
“Their philosophy is family first. As their child, what really stands out is [that] somehow in their phenomenal careers, they’ve maintained normalcy with all of their children. They never hid away their love for making movies. For me and my brother [Oliver], we grew up with artists. These shining stars standing next to me, their real legacy is what they’ve instilled in us kids.”
We're not crying, you're crying. Congratulations to Goldie and Kurt!