The 70-year-old and The Hateful Eight actor have been together since 1983, and even though they have never wed, they are considered to have one of the strongest unions in Hollywood.

Goldie insists it isn't all plain sailing though, with the pair working hard to keep the romantic spark alive.

"We have our ups and downs live everybody else," she told People magazine. "You have to want to stay together, and we really want to. Therefore, you work to be together. We don't have a perfect relationship, sometimes I get mad and sometimes Kurt gets mad. It's normal."

The Private Benjamin actress and her 64-year-old beau do their best to avoid any tension by communicating with each other as clearly as possible.

"Continuing to listen and grow is important because we get into bad habits in relationships," she continued. "We're cognisant of these things in our relationships, being mindful and caring and listening. In relationships, particularly love relationships, people are impatient. They don't listen."

Recent reports suggested the pair was planning to tie the knot, after Goldie was spotted with a ring on her wedding finger, but Kurt laughed off the reports during a chat with TV show Extra.

"I was just talking to Goldie last night and I said, 'I should really have fun things to say, I have none'," he said. "They trot that one out every four or five years, now that we're 400 years old... No, unfortunately, for those that need to hear yes, I do not have good news."

Goldie and Kurt have a son Wyatt, 29, together, and Goldie also shares her daughter Kate, 36, and son Oliver, 39, with her estranged second husband Bill Hudson, while Kurt has son Boston, 35, from his first marriage to actress Season Hubley.