Reputation runs in the Hudson family. Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver Hudson are the children of actress Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson, who were married from 1976 to 1982. But they were raised by Goldie and Kurt Russell, who are only married which has been together since 1983.
Although Kate and Oliver are both famous actors themselves, they did not enjoy their parents’ reputation as children. And they have explained why in previous interviews.
Kate and Oliver Hudson were raised by Goldie Hawn and her longtime partner, Kurt Russell
Kate and Oliver have a strong relationship with their father, Bill. They didn’t see much of it after their parents divorced, and Kurt was their main father. (It’s called “Pa.”)
The relationship with the father has been publicly controversial in the past. On Father’s Day 2015, Oliver shared an interesting childhood photo, Kate, and Bill, entitled “Happy Abandonment Day.” That hurt Bill, who did a series of interviews then called an Instagram post. He shook his children for the criticism (Kate posted a picture of her and Kurt that same Father’s Day), and said that if it helped change their names to Russell they would feel better, that they should do it and “Already closing.”
The public controversy, as it turned out, prompted Bill and Oliver to try to make amends. He said Larry King in an interview in 2018 that the event that they met for the first time in 12 years happened.
Oliver Hudson felt ‘anger and frustration’ about having famous parents
In his interview with King, Oliver also talked about growing up with Goldie and Kurt.
“The hardest part, especially as a young child, is that people want a piece of your parents,” he said. “We’re not aware enough of it at that age to understand what it is, so we haven’t all – or I – seen these fans take my mother away, meaning taking her time and attention away from me. It bothered me. It really bothered me. Now it’s a different story. But as a child, I remember feeling the anger and frustration that these people were breaking our lives. So that was sad. ”
Of course, Kate and Oliver are both famous parents themselves now. Each of the sisters has three children. Oliver has Ryder Robinson, 17, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, 9, and Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa, 2. Oliver has Wilder Brooks Hudson, 13, Bodhi Hawn Hudson, 10, and Rio Hudson, 7.