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Who is Kate Hudson’s dad? Meet singer Bill Hudson

Jane Corscadden April 20, 2021
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Who is Kate Hudson’s dad? The actress celebrated her birthday yesterday and posted a snap online thanking “mama and pa” for hosting a special dinner.

But what else do we know about her family? Does Kate Hudson have kids?

Who is Kate Hudson’s dad?

Kate Hudson was born in April 1979 to actress Goldie Hawn and her second husband, singer Bill Hudson.

The couple had two children – Kate and her older brother, Oliver Hudson.

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Although their father is Bill Hudson, they were raised by their mum and actor Kurt Russell, and refer to him as their dad.

Kate and Oliver have had a contentious relationship with their birth father.

On Father’s Day 2015, Oliver even posted a photo of them as kids with their dad, captioned “happy abandonment day.”

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Bill then said he vowed to “break all ties” with the pair.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, he said: “I had five birth children, but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognise Oliver and Kate as my own.”

Kate and Oliver’s relationship with Kurt Russell, however, is in stark contrast to this – with the pair calling him “pa.”

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Who is Bill Hudson?

Bill Hudson is an American musician and actor. He’s best known for his role as a singer in The Hudson Brothers, a group he started with his brothers, Brett and Mark, in 1965.

His brief acting career saw him playing supporting roles in films such as Hysterical, Zero To Sixty, and Big Shots.

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Bill Hudson married Goldie Hawn in July 1976, and they remained together until 1982.

They met on a first-class flight from New York to Los Angeles.

Does Kate Hudson have kids?

Yes – Kate Hudson has three children.

Her first child, Ryder, was born in January 2004 to Kate and first husband Chris Robinson, the frontman of rock band The Black Crowes.

Her second child, Bingham, was born in July 2011. His father is Matt Bellamy, frontman of Muse, who Hudson dated for four years until 2014.

In October 2018, Kate Hudson gave birth to her third child, Rani, who’s father is actor Danny Fujikawa.

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.