On this week’s episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, the adored celebrity spoke candidly and defended her decision not to wed Kurt, 72, while being questioned by the CNN anchor.
When Chris inquired, “Why aren’t the two of you married?” Goldie, 77, who had two ex-husbands, Bill Hudson and Gus Trikonis, and Kurt, who was married to actress Season Hubley, were defiant. “Why should we get married?” she retorted. Isn’t that a more appropriate query?
When the host pressed Goldie once more, she provided further information. “Considering that we were married. And because it becomes a big business when things don’t work out.Something needs to belong to someone. It always looks nasty. How many divorces are truly entertaining, someone has to ask? How many divorces are genuinely free of expense?
After 40 years of marriage, Chris insisted that they wouldn’t get a divorce, but Goldie retorted, “How did you know that then?”
I like the thought that I can decide every day when I wake up if I want to be here, she continued. You see, relationships are challenging. They aren’t always simple. There are many obstacles we must overcome.
There are things in which we have faith and things in which we have no faith. We concur on. Therefore, I believe you are aware of the need of maintaining your independence and independent thought.
“So that you can hold on to yourself and actually experience that feeling.”
In the past, Goldie has spoken about it. In 2015, while appearing on the UK chat show Loose Women, she said: “I would have been long divorced if I’d been married. Marriage is a psychological phenomenon of interest. It’s crucial to be married if you need to feel obligated to someone.
“There’s something psychological about not being married because it gives you the opportunity to make judgements either way, provided you have independence, enough money, a sense of independence, and you like your independence.
Kurt and Goldie went on their first date to the Playboy Club, where they picked up some dancing moves. On Today with Hoda & Jenna, when asked about her “great first date at the legendary club,” Goldie explained: “We did that and we went out because we had to learn to dance for the show. We then decided that we should go together to study the jitterbug.
“The entire night was lovely; it was kind of romantic. That is my account, and I will stand by it.
“Separate bathrooms,” Goldie responded when asked what their long-lasting romance’s secret was.