American actress and businesswoman, Kate Hudson has opened up about raising her three children with three different co-parents.
In a new interview with Sunday TODAY that aired on January 24, the Oscar-nominated actress spoke about her experience as a mother of three children with different fathers.
Hudson’s children also span a wide range of ages. There is Ryder, 17, whom she shares with ex-husband Chris Robinson; Bingham, 9, whose father is ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy; and Rani Rose, 2, whose father is Hudson’s boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa.
Hudson was married to Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (left) from 2000 until 2007, and engaged to Muse’s Matt Bellamy (right) from 2011 to 2014.
Speaking during a virtual chat on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, The Almost Famous star, 41, said:
”I’ve got multiple dads, I’ve got kids all over the place! The only expectations I really have that are really high in my life is with my kids, and with family stuff.
Other than that, it’s like, I just let it go… I work my a** off, and then I walk away, and I hope for the best.”
As for her own “multiple dads,” Hudson and brother Oliver Hudson have been estranged from their biological father, actor and musician Bill Hudson, for much of their lives and were raised by their mother Goldie Hawn and her partner, Kurt Russell. She said:
“I have a great family. I have a beautiful mother. I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, huge part in sharing what it is to have a dependable father figure in our life. But it doesn’t take away from the fact that we didn’t know our dad.”
Reflecting on what it was like growing up estranged from her own father, which she referred to as a ’41-year-old issue’, Hudson shared:
”I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common, and I think it’s important for people to talk about that.
Sometimes [people] need a little bit of talk and humor to move us into places where we can heal some of the wounds that have effected us from our families.”
Hudson and her brother host a podcast, Sibling Revelry, that often reflects on complicated family issues.Recently Hudson received a lot of press for mentioning on the podcast that she and Oliver have other siblings with whom they’re not close. She said:
“We’re sitting here like we have the best family, like we’re so great. And yet, we don’t ever acknowledge the fact that we have four other siblings. So I’ve been thinking about the Hudsons. Thinking it’s important to reach out with all of our siblings and maybe connect with them a little bit.”
Hudson also opened up about what it’s like during this strange period of lockdown at home with her kids.
”I wanna be, like, “Yeah, it’s so great and we’re figuring out…” but the reality is that there are days that are great, and there’s days that I have to remind myself to be grateful.”
”I never thought in a million years that I’d spend a year in one place,” she also shared, referring to herself as a ‘gypsy’ who loved to travel as a working actor.
”When you have so many kids, sometimes you have those moments where you’re hiding in your bathroom going, “Please, please, get me out of here!”
”I just remind myself there’s a lot of people out there who have lost their loved ones, and we just gotta stay in for a bit,”