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This Is the Secret to Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's 37-Year Relationship

Here's the most important thing they've learned after nearly four decades together.

It's no secret that many Hollywood relationships have the lifespan on a fruit fly, so when A-list couples do go the distance, it means they probably know something others don't. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one such couple: together 37 years, and still going strong. So what's the secret behind their romantic bliss? In a recent interview with Parade, the couple shared their most sacred relationship rule: "It's not about what you do. It's how you do it."

Russell and Hawn, who have never married, have chosen to focus their efforts on creating strong family bonds and lots of laughter in their household. The pair shared that their family is at the heart of everything they do — from there, "everything falls into place."

This means spending ample time with their four grown up "kids" and six grandchildren. "I mean, my family is primarily it," says Russell. The pair recently bought a 30-foot RV for taking road trips with the entire clan, and plans to spend Christmas with the whole family at their Colorado ranch — pandemic permitting. "We completely overdo it," says Russell. "I mean, that's the whole point of it!" They'll gather for a week, where they'll cook and go skiing and, like every year, choose someone new to read "The Night Before Christmas." Hawn adds, "We turn all the lights down, and all the children are just perched, and we listen by the fire."

So, if you, too, would like to have a thriving relationship after nearly four decades with your beloved, you may want to take a page out of their book: focus on family, build your bonds with purpose, and always find time to laugh. Read on for more on celebrity couples that have withstood the test of time, and for more on your favorite Hollywood couples, check out these 13 Photos of Celebrity Couples When They First Got Together.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z in 2003
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Lauren Gray
Lauren Gray is a New York-based writer, editor, and consultant. Read more