One thing which comes with fame is the media exposure. Many celebs have a hard time keeping their personal lives away from the public eye and the Hudsons aren’t an exception.
Kate Hudson and brother Oliver Hudson seem to have a perfect relationship with their mom, Goldie Hawn, and her partner of many years, Kurt Russell, whom they both call Pa.
When he started his relationship with Goldie, Kurt stepped in and became a father figure in the lives of her children. Both Kate and Oliver love Kurt very much and never miss a chance to remind him of that.
When it comes to their biological dad, Bill Hudson, things aren’t that well. Bill accuses Goldie of his troubled relationship with his children.
“From the moment Kurt came on the scene my role as father to Kate and Oliver was usurped. Goldie told the kids to call him ‘Pa’. She began to craft this happy family unit,” he told the Daily Mail in 2011.
“By this time she was a major star, America’s sweetheart. She needed a ‘narrative’ and I became the big bad wolf.”
Further, Bill claimed that it was Goldie, not him, who “walked out” on the family.
“But Goldie and Kurt thwarted me at every turn. I feel they used their money to take the kids away from me,” he said. “Kate grew up a pampered Hollywood princess. She needed some drama in her back story and I became that drama.”
The relationship escalated in 2015 when Oliver posted a photo on Father’s Day of Bill, Kate, and himself with the caption “Happy Abandonment Day.” Kate, on the other hand, posted a photo of Kurt, calling him dad and thanking him for being their father.
This infuriated Bill who took to the social media and said Kate and Oliver are “dead” to him, asking from them not to use his last name.
“I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three, I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own,” Hudson said.
“I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth,” he said. Later, he added that it was his ex-wife who poisoned the kids against him, calling her “manipulative, cruel, and selfish.”
Further, in his book 2 Versions: The Other Side Of Fame & Family, Bill wrote:
“I never wanted to get into a public slanging match but I have other children now and they deserve the right to get to know Kate and Oliver and I want the world to know the truth about Goldie.
“I am sick and tired of her portraying this squeaky-clean image to the world when the reality of her life is so different, I have done this book because I want to show the flip side of the Hollywood dream.”
Although they don’t want to have anything with their biological dad, both Kate and Oliver feel like they should connect to his three children from his marriage to Cindy Williams.
On their podcast, Kate and Oliver spoke of their half-siblings.
“I was thinking about how everybody’s getting older,” Kate said. “I just had this moment of like, it would be nice to connect a little bit, especially with my sisters.
“We’ve been talking so much about sibling relationships, and distraught relationships,” Kate Hudson continued. “And we’re sitting here like, we’ve got the best family, we’re so great. And yet, we don’t ever acknowledge the fact that we have four other siblings — four. So I’ve been thinking a lot about the Hudsons. Thinking that it’s important that we reach out with all of our siblings and maybe connect with them a little bit.”
We hope that no matter what happened between them and their dad, they would be able to offer and accept forgiveness.