Hollywood veteran Goldie Hawn has laughed off old reports she plans to wed long-term lover Kurt Russell, insisting their relationship is so strong because they are not married.

The blonde actress, 59, started dating 54-year-old Russell after meeting on the set of SWING SHIFT in 1982, following two broken marriages to GUS TRIKONIS and BILL HUDSON.

In her autobiography A LOTUS GROWS IN THE MUD, Hawn explains, "Swing Shift was a bitter experience, but without it I might never have met Kurt. He is the love of my life and we're now one of Hollywood's longest-established couples.

"We are often asked why we have never married. I laugh it off and say, 'Been there, done that.' It didn't work for either of us."

Russell was previously married to SEASON HUBLEY, mother of his son Boston.

09/05/2005 13:46