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The story behind Kate Hudson’s daughter’s name
Kate Hudson and partner Danny Fujikawa announced the birth of their daughter on Instagram: Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa, named for his late father Ron. Hudson declared in a post, “Everyone is doing well and happy as can be.” She has two other sons Ryder, 14, and Bingham, 6.
Kate Hudson has goals in 2021: She wants to get in contact with her biological dad’s children.
On Friday’s episode of her “Sibling Revelry” podcast with brother Oliver, the 41-year-old “Almost Famous” actress, whose mom is Goldie Hawn, shared that she’s been thinking about the other side of their family.
“You know what I’ve been thinking about lately? Dad,” Kate told Oliver (“Splitting Up Together”), 44, while discussing New Year’s resolutions. “We’ve got four siblings we don’t spend any time with.”
She wistfully noted that “everybody’s getting older” and added that she’s been having moments of thinking, “It would be nice to connect a little bit.”
“We’ve been talking so much about sibling relationships and distraught relationships or good relations. And we’re sitting here like, ‘We have the best family, we’re so great,’ and we don’t ever acknowledge the fact that we have four other siblings. Four,” she said. “So I’ve been thinking about the Hudsons, and thinking it’s important that we reach out with all of our siblings and maybe connect with them a little bit.”
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Kate and Oliver are Hawn’s oldest children, from her six-year marriage to Bill Hudson. Bill has three more children: Emily and Zach (with his ex-wife, “Laverne & Shirley” star Cindy Williams) and Lalania (whose mom is former girlfriend Caroline Graham). Hawn has been in a relationship with Kurt Russell since 1983, with whom she has son Wyatt Russell, 34.
The Hudson family hasn’t been on the greatest terms in recent years. Oliver posted a Father’s Day photo on Instagram in 2015 captioned “Happy abandonment day,” effectively severing the relationship, and Bill Hudson subsequently told The Daily Mail that he wanted Kate and Oliver to stop using the Hudson name.
But in 2018, Oliver told Larry King that they’d seen each other for the first time in a dozen years and were text-friendly.
“I had posted something that was darkly comedic and it blew up into something, and actually it helped us with our relationship,” he said. “So now we’re kind of keeping in touch.”
In 2016, Kate told Howard Stern that she forgave her dad for losing contact.
“I did understand that it didn’t have to do with me and Oliver. We did understand that,” she said of his increasing absence from their childhood. “I really do recognize whatever those issues are, it’s just something that he has to live with. And that must be painful for him.”