Kate Hudson opened up about raising her three kids with three different co-parents.
In a new interview with USA Today that aired on January 24, the actor opened up about her blended family. Hudson shares a 17-year-old Ryder son with ex-husband Chris Robinson, a 9-year-old son Bingham with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, and a 2-year-old daughter Rani Rose with Danny Fujikawa.
“I’ve got multiple dads, I’ve got kids all over the place,” she said with a laugh. “The only expectations I really have that are really high in my life is with my kids. And with like family stuff. Other than that, it’s like, I just let it go. I work my ass off and then I walk away and I hope for the best.”
Some days, Hudson admits she wants to hide in her bathroom, especially amid lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. “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 are days that I have to remind myself to be grateful,” Hudson said. “I never thought in a million years that I’d spend a year in one place. 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!'”
She added, “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.”
Kate Hudson never knew her own father, musician Bill Hudson. The actor and her brother, Oliver Hudson, were raised by her mother, Goldie Hawn, and stepfather, Kurt Russell (though Hawn and Russell never married). “I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common,” she said in the interview. “I think it’s important for people to talk about that. If they can’t reconnect or if it’s too challenging, that it’s OK, right?”
The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star did concede that her relationship with her birth father is “a 41-year-old issue.”
“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,” she said. “But it doesn’t take away from the fact that we didn’t know our dad.”
She continued, “I think as I’ve sort of gone through that process…I kind of look at my dad and I’m, like, ‘You know, the love has never ever gone anywhere. It’s always been there, no matter what those complications have been.”
Watch the full interview, below.