Kate Hudson reflected on the friendly co-parenting of her three children with their three different fathers.
The 43-year-old actress, who shares son Ryder, 18, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, son Bingham, 11, with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, and daughter Rani Rose, 4, with her fiancé Danny Fujikawa, opened up about her blended family in an interview with The Sunday Times.
“It might not look traditional from the outside, but inside I feel like we’re killing it,” the ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ star said. .
She continued, “The unit that I created with three children from three different fathers is a very strong unit, and it is ours.”
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“I’m not interested in forcing a conventional idea of love or marriage. I wish I could grow intimately with my partner for a long time, but I don’t have rose-colored glasses either.”
“My goal in life is that I want to feel love and I want to give love, but I’m also pragmatic, so one day at a time,” Hudson added. “I work very hard on relationships because I love them.”
“My parents have done an amazing job keeping this dance going,” the Oscar nominee noted.
Hudson was referring to his mother Goldie Hawn, 77, and his 39-year-old partner Kurt Russell, 71. Although Hudson is the biological daughter of Hawn and musician Bill Hudson, 73, the ‘Fool’s Good’ actress said she considers Russell to be her father.
Hudson moved in with Robinson, 55, just days after they met in May 2000. The couple married on New Year’s Eve that year and Hudson gave birth to Ryder in 2004. However, the two separated in November 2006 and finalized their divorce in October 2007.
In her interview with The Times, Hudson shared her thoughts on how she’s approached parenthood differently since welcoming her firstborn with The Black Crowes founder at age 24.
“I’m definitely more present as a mother now that I’m older,” the Los Angeles native said. “With Ryder, our relationship is so special because I grew up with him. The big learning curve in my life and becoming a woman happened when I was a mother.”
She continued: “It was a choice. We wanted to have a baby and it was instinctive. I was very attached to him and vice versa. I took him everywhere. I didn’t leave him until he’s two years old. even really put him through school until he was ten years old, when I’m much more structured with my other children. When Ryder grew up, I [realized] a little more structure could be good for the child.”
The Fabletics founder shared that her oldest is “in college and very happy,” adding, “Chris and I just need to check in every now and then.”
Hudson and Bellamy, 44, started dating in 2010 after meeting at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. The two revealed they were engaged in April 2011 and welcomed Bingham “Bing” in July of that year.
In December 2014, the actress and the Muse frontman announced that they had called off their engagement. However, they have remained on good terms since their romance ended.
“Matt is so wonderful – I couldn’t have asked for a better co-parent,” Hudson said.
“To me, it’s like you love that person. It doesn’t just go away, but you can reestablish another kind of love,” she added. “You can have an amazing time with an ex-partner because you’re really only focused on loving your child.”
Bellamy is now married to model Elle Evans, whom he married in 2019. The two share a 2-year-old daughter, Lovella. Hudson told The Times that she and Evans are close friends and go on vacation with their families.
The “Almost Famous” star began dating Fujikawa, 36, a longtime family friend, in December 2016. Hudson first met the musician when she was 23 and pregnant with Ryder.
In April 2018, Hudson announced that they were expecting their first child together and they welcomed Rani at the end of the year. The two revealed that they got engaged in September 2021.
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Hudson told The Times the couple were in no rush to go to the altar. “I hope we’ll get married!” She said with a smile. “We’re in no rush. The last thing I need right now is planning a wedding on top of everything else, but I’m thrilled about that.”
“Last night he was looking at old pictures on his phone of him and Rani and it made my heart melt,” she added. “He’s such a wonderful father and stepfather.”
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