Kate Hudson on raising kids with different dads and parenting in the pandemic

The actress also opened up about never knowing her father, Bill Hudson.

Kate Hudson opens up about raising three kids with different dads.
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Kate Hudson is opening up about co-parenting her three kids through a pandemic.

The How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days actor shares son Ryder, 17, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and son Bingham, 9, with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy. She also shares her 2-year-old daughter Rani Rose with her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa.

"I've got multiple dads, I've got kids all over the place," Hudson said, laughing, to TODAY's Willie Geist, in an interview on Sunday.


"The only expectations I really have that are really high on my life is with my kids and with family stuff," she continued to Willie. "Other than that, it's like, I just let it go."

Hudson is no stranger to navigating complex family dynamics.

She was raised by her mother, Goldie Hawn, and Hawn's longtime partner, Kurt Russell. Kate and her brother, Oliver, grew up not knowing their dad, actor Bill Hudson.

"I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common," she told Willie. "I think it's important for people to talk about that."

Kate and Oliver regularly discuss family-centered issues on their podcast, "Sibling Revelry."

"It's a 41-year-old issue," Hudson continued, referring to her own father. "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. I think people sometimes need to hear that they're not alone in that."

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"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," said Hudson.

The Fabletics co-founder also got candid about parenting her three children through a 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's days that I have to remind myself to be grateful," Hudson explained.

"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!'"

If you find yourself having one of those moments, mama, remember: you're not alone. Kate Hudson also hides out in her bathroom from time to time.

Ultimately, Hudson says it's important to keep perspective.

"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," she added.

Jamie Orsini is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, military spouse, and a mom to two busy toddlers. In her spare time, Jamie volunteers with the Solar System Ambassador program with NASA/JPL and reads anything she can get her hands on. She’s currently working on her first novel.

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