Goldie Hawn Says She Was In 'Love' With Her Teacher In Elementary School

Oct 14, 2021 by apost team

Goldie Hawn is a beaming ray of sunshine in Hollywood. The 75-year-old actress has been gracing screens since the late 1960s when she first impressed audiences with her televised comedy sketch program. She also played a supporting role in the Oscar-winning “Cactus Flower” in 1969. She followed this by appearing in many beloved movies throughout the next few decades, and she continues to work in the entertainment industry to this day.

Meanwhile, off-screen, her enduring nearly 40-year long relationship with Kurt Russell, 70, has warmed the hearts of fans all over the world. Their adorable and loving relationship is evidently sweet, with the obvious affection they have for each other more akin to a pair of teenage sweethearts than a couple that’s been together for 38 years.

While the couple continued working prolifically in Hollywood after they got together, they also seem to have placed a lot of importance on family. Their blended family consists of children they each brought to their union from previous marriages, as well as one son they had together. In fact, three of their four children actually followed their famous parents’ footsteps and ventured into the acting industry.

Hawn has been working in the entertainment industry since 1966 but does a lot of charity work as well. Her charity program MindUP helps children focus on education. On Oct. 5, 2021, the actress shared a video — which was part of promoting MindUP —  on her Instagram that told a story from her own childhood.

Hawn said that when she was in second grade, she was placed into the worst reading group, something that many kids would feel self-conscious about. Luckily, a special teacher helped the star feel good about herself instead. Keep reading to hear more about Hawn’s childhood experience.

Early Life

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn (1987), (Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)

Hawn has easily become a household name over her many years in the entertainment industry. Born on Nov. 21, 1945, in Washington, D.C., she showed true talent and ambition from an early age and began taking dance lessons when she was 3 years old. By the time she was 19, Hawn had run and taught at a ballet school.

The star worked as a professional dancer before she moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1966, working as both a dancer and playing small roles on television. Her dance background clearly helped her establish a strong presence when performing that worked to her advantage in her career.

A Lifetime of Love

Hawn’s romantic history tells as much a story of her life as her professional career does. Her first marriage was to a dancer named Gus Trikonis. The couple got married in 1969 but unfortunately split up in 1973. She continued to search for love and dated a few other people before she met Bill Hudson, a singer from the Hudson Brothers. The couple got married in 1976 and had two children together, Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson. However, their marriage did not last, and they ultimately divorced in 1980.

Just a few years later, in 1983, Hawn began dating fellow actor Kurt Russell. However, this was not the first time that they had met. In fact, their history is what makes their love story all the more wonderful and beautiful to witness. Initially meeting in 1966 on the set of a Disney movie titled “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band,” it would be nearly two decades later when they worked together on the movie “Swing Shift” in 1983, leading to them finally getting together.

The Goldie Hawn Foundation

Goldie Hawn (2014), (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Hawn started The Goldie Hawn Foundation in 2003, which helps children focus on education by providing emotional and social learning programs to aid along the way. The foundation’s focus is to help children feel less pressured and stressed with outside factors in their lives, so they are better able to focus on their education and build a strong future for themselves.

The main program associated with The Goldie Hawn Foundation is MindUP. According to the MindUP website, the program is based in neuroscience and works to give “children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.”

In a video posted on Instagram for MindUP, Hawn shared her own childhood education story. “I fell in love with my 2nd-grade teacher, Mrs. Povitch. She made me feel good about myself even if I was the only kid in the ‘purple balls’ — the worst reading group! Our teachers can become angels in our lives. I honor each and every one of them,” she wrote in the post’s caption. 

The star showed genuine appreciation for the impact her teacher made in her life. Hawn ended her video by saying, “Teachers, you are so important, God bless you.”

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson (2018), (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images/Turner)

Do you have a teacher that made an impact in your life? What would you tell them if you could? Let us know, and feel free to send this along to your loved ones. 

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