Kate Hudson adores her stepdad and her mom and loves their parenting styles. "Mom is kinetic and she is a butterfly, and Pa likes his family and his home," she said.
Kate Hudson has learned some valuable lessons on motherhood from Goldie Hawn. One of them includes not saying anything negative about an ex that is the parent of your child. Goldie Hawn, 77, knows a thing or two about raising kids in a blended family. Kurt Rusell and Goldie Hawn have four children: Boston Russell, whom Kurt welcomed with ex-wife Season Hubley; Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson from Goldie's previous relationship with Bill Hudson; and Wyatt Russell, the couple's youngest, whom they welcomed together.
Hudson adores her stepdad and her mom and loves their parenting styles telling PEOPLE, "Mom is kinetic and she is a butterfly, and Pa likes his family and his home. But when they're together, it's so powerful."
The 44-year-old has three kids with fiancé Danny Fujikawa, ex-husband Chris Robinson and ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy. She's learned a lot from her mother on navigating motherhood while raising three children with three different dads. One thing she learned is not to bad-mouth an ex to your children. When Goldie separated from her ex Bill, Kate was grateful that her mother did not speak ill of him.
"I think the one thing that I learned from my mom is that no matter what you're feeling and no matter what — when I see my friends talking s*** about their ex-spouses in front of their kids, I get so upset because they don't recognize how much that affects their child and how resentful their child will become of them," the Fabletics founder said on a 2019 episode of the Divorce Sucks! With Laura Wasser podcast. "No matter what, I never heard a bad word about my father," she said, adding, "It's not our place to tell them [kids] how to feel about the other parents. I think that's so important."
Goldie and Bill were married from 1976 to 1982 during which time they had Oliver and Kate. Oliver once made his feelings towards his estranged father known when he posted a picture of Bill with Kate and Oliver on Father's Day on Instagram, captioning it, "Happy abandonment day." Around the same time, Kate put up a black and white photo of herself with Kurt Russell on her Instagram, writing, "Pa, just simply... thank you. Happy Father’s Day. I love you to the moon and back." In 2018 Oliver revealed on Larry King Now that he was back in touch with his biological father. "Well, we’re trying right now. We’ve shot some texts back and forth."
"There was an incident that happened via my Instagram,” he explained of the 2015 post. “I had posted something that was darkly comedic and it blew up into something, and actually it helped us with our relationship. So now we’re kind of keeping in touch,” he added. "He did an interview and talked s—,” the actor said of his dad, according to PEOPLE. “He felt hurt by it. I called him and we got on the phone and talked. It was really productive. Then we saw each other, had breakfast and it was the first time I had seen him in 12 years and it was really amazing to see him. We talked it out and we had a really great three-hour conversation.”
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