Goldie Hawn first captured America’s decades ago when she burst onto the scene as a popular actress. Besides her famous marriage to the beloved Kurt Russell, she is also Kate Hudson’s mother. Despite being 71-years old, Goldie Hawn looks half her age. But as anyone who is in their seventies knows, life is different than it was when they were in their twenties. After going through seven decades of life, it is impossible to get through the time without experiencing some kind of loss. Whether we lose our close family members to a long battle against cancer or a close friend victimized in a drunk driving accident, loss is an unavoidable part of life. We all pass on from this realm and we must come to term with it eventually. While Goldie Hawn is known for her fun and playful demeanor, she turned to her Instagram page to share a sad post that has touched thousands of fans across the internet. And the event truly made Goldie Hawn stop and reflect over the life she has lived. What happened? She lost a dear friend. And it has changed her.
In the social media post that has touched thousands of hearts, Goldie Hawn uploaded an old black-and-white photo to her Instagram page. And in the post, she wrote about how she lost a dear friend (although she did not mention the person by name). The image shows Goldie and her best friend smiling BIG for the camera. They certainly look like close friends and seem to be enjoying the moment together like only best friends can.
Along with the image, she wrote:
“My best friend has passed. Please treasure each other. Best friends get us through. Blessings to all this Sunday.”
Despite her message being short and sweet, it was powerful and encouraged other people to reach out to their besties or BFFs and tell them how much they mean to them. And you can do the same in the comments below. It is invigorating to thank the people who make our lives worth it – a little recognition goes a long way.
After sharing the sad news, Goldie Hawn flipped the script and shared another image that celebrated the cycle of life. In the picture of her 4-year-old granddaughter, Rio Hudson, who is her son’s Oliver’s daughter, we see the little child hugging her own young best friend. That was is captioned with “Says it all!”
Goldie Hawn has a modern day blended family. Her four children, 40-year-old Oliver, 38-year-old Kate, 37-year-old Boston and 30-year-old Wyatt are all from a previous marriage before she hooked up with Kurt Russell. And she has five grandchildren. And after so much family drama and time invested in figure it out, she now believes she understands the vital secret to maintaining a long-lasting relationship.
In an interview with Jess Cagle, she said, “Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy. Family. Fun. Laughs. Sex. If you don’t nurture that, and remember, you’re done.”