Goldie Hawn is opening up about why she never wed longtime partner Kurt Russell and voicing her concerns with marriage.

When asked in an interview with CNN why she never chose to marry her partner of over 40 years,

the 77-year-old posed another question: “Why should we get married?”

Hawn explained that both she and Russell, 72, have been previously married to other

people and she realized that when the relationship doesn’t work out, “it’s always ugly.”

“Somebody has to take a look and say, ‘How many divorces are fun? How many divorces actually don’t cost money?

How many divorces make you hate the person more than you did before? How many divorces have hurt children?’” she asked.

Hawn said she enjoys not being locked into a marriage,

adding that she can wake up every morning and actively decide if she wants to be in the partnership.

Throughout the longstanding relationship, the couple has stood firm in their decision to not marry.