There is no doubting Kurt Russell’s legacy when it comes to Hollywood. He began acting at the age of 12 and nearly 60 movies and 57 years later, Russell has established himself in the history of movies. This is why it came as a massive surprise when his eldest son, Boston Russell, decided to cut ties with the industry. Born from Kurt’s short-lived marriage to Season Hubley, Boston is rarely spoken about in the media. He has chosen to distance himself away from his father’s fame. In this article, we will take a closer look at what little is known about Kurt Russell.
Boston Russell was born on the 16th of February 1980 in Los Angeles, California. Born to Kurt Russell and Season Hubley, Boston’s birth name is Boston Oliver Grant Russell. His parents were married for a short while from 1979 to 1983. After the divorce, his father began dating Goldie Hawn. Not much is known about his education, but he is believed to have attended a private school in California.
Boston has a large extended family and has three step-siblings, Kate and Oliver Hudson from Goldie’s first marriage to Bill Hudson and Wyatt Russell from her relationship with Kurt. And while the step-siblings have remained close throughout the years, they did not have the best of first meetings. In a podcast of Sibling Revelery, Kate revealed how confused she was about having Boston as her brother.
“I remember the first time I ever saw Boston. It was the first time I remember Kurt talking about his son and I remember it was almost like, for me, it felt like such a big moment. It was like ‘My mom is obviously madly in love with this guy,’ and for me at the time it’s like ‘Is this going to be my dad?’ and I was meeting his son which meant. Does this mean this is my brother?”
Little is known about Boston’s life as he distanced himself from the media at a very young age. He did have a small stint in Hollywood and served as the production assistant on the movie Executive Decision’ (1996). He also made a special appearance as Goldie’s stepson in the tv program ’60 Minutes. Since then, Boston cut all ties with the mainstream media and chosen to live a life in silence. Both of his parents have kept quiet about the whereabouts of their son.
Relationship with Goldie:
Following Kurt’s split from Hubley, he started a relationship with Goldie Hawn. Boston stayed with Kurt following the divorce and shared a loving relationship with his step-mom. In an interview in 2015, Hawn revealed how she and Kurt were committed to raising all of their children.
“Being together, two pillars holding up the house and the roof, and being different, not having to agree on everything, learning how to deal with not agreeing. Everything’s a choice.”
Boston made a rare outing with the family when Hawn received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
An avid traveler, Boston’s Facebook profile is filled with images of his adventure. In 2017, Boston took on an Ancestor investigation trial to feel closer to his ancestors. As of 2023, Boston is reportedly unmarried and does not have any children. Also, He lives a low-key life away from the spotlight and media attention.
His name Boston comes from his father’s love for the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
His middle name Oliver is a tribute to his grandfather Bing Russell, whose real name was Neil Oliver Russell.
His other middle name Grant is a homage to his grandmother Louise Julia Crone Russell, whose maiden name was Grant.
His paternal grandfather Bing Russell was a well-known actor who appeared in many westerns and TV shows like Bonanza and The Magnificent Seven.
His paternal grandmother Louise Julia Crone Russell was a dancer