Actress Kate Hudson is an Oscar-nominated actress, a businesswoman and a mother to three kids who have different dads — something the star opened up about in a new interview on Sunday TODAY.
“I’ve got multiple dads, I’ve got kids all over the place,” the Almost Famous star told Willie Geist in the interview.
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.
“The only expectations I really have that are really high on my life is with my kids and with family stuff,” she added.
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.
“It’s a 41-year-old issue,” Hudson, 41, said of this dynamic. “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.”
Hudson and her brother host a podcast, Sibling Revelry, that often reflects on complicated family issues. “I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common and I think it’s important for people to talk about that,” the Fabletics co-founder shared.
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. “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,” she said. “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.”
Bill Hudson has three other children — Emily, Lalania, and Zachary — from other relationships. Hudson’s other siblings are Russell’s son Boston from his first marriage, and actor Wyatt Russell, Hawn’s only biological child with Russell.
As for how Hudson and her three children have been faring during the COVID-19 pandemic, the star of the upcoming film Music shares, “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.”
She adds, “I never thought in a million years that I’d spend a year in one place. And 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.”