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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's Key to a Perfect Romance: Never Marry

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell never got married -- and she says that's part of the reason their relationship is so solid.

Maybe it's time to take relationship advice from the non-married folks out there, considering almost half of marriages in the US end in divorce. The real secret to a perfect relationship might just be staying far away from the aisle.

Hawn, 70, has been with Russell, 65, for 33 years (since 1983!). For Hollywood, a relationship that long is saying something. Just look at the Brangelina debacle -- a couple together for a decade before marrying, only to split two years later.

Hawn appeared on the British talk show Loose Women and told the audience she and her beau decided a long time ago to never wed. "[We] would have been long divorced if [we'd] been married," she said. "Marriage is an interesting, psychological thing. If you need to feel bound to someone, then it's important to be married. If you have independence... there's something psychological about not being married."

I’m all about Hawn’s draw to independence. She’s a consummate badass and doesn’t need no man. I respect that.

Later, she added this nugget of wisdom: "We like the choice and we chose to stay. We're always asked why we are not married. Why? What is marriage going to do for us? At the beginning, you want to see each other all the time. Then you get jealous when they’re gone too long and that’s exciting. But for a healthy, long-term relationship, then 68% of the time is good."

Hear, hear! It's all about what makes a person comfortable -- and sometimes, that means not putting a ring on it. It's just further proof that there’s no wrong way to lead a happy life.

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Gigi is Thrillist's Sex and Dating Staff Writer. Probably getting married, but maybe not? Follow her lovable crazy on Twitter, iTunesFacebook, and Instagram: @GigiEngle.