Actress Kate Hudson and her mother Goldie Hawn have a few things in common. For one, they both have children with ex-partners. Kate has recently admitted that her mother Goldie has given her lots of good advice when it comes to co-parenting with an ex.
Goldie has two children with her ex-husband Bill Hudson and one child with her current partner Kurt Russell. Kate has one child with her ex-husband Chris Robinson, one child with her ex-fiance Matt Bellamy, and one child with her current boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
The Important Lessons Kate Learned From Goldie
According to People.com, Kate said that she learned this from her mother, “The one thing that I learned from my mom is that no matter what you’re feeling and no matter what — when I see my friends talking s— about their ex-spouses in front of their kids, I get so upset because they don’t recognize how much that affects their child and how resentful their child will become of them.”
Kate says that her mom never said a bad word about her father, no matter what. She also said that kids are very smart and intuitive and they need to decide for themselves how to feel about each parent. Kids have very different relationships with their parents than the parents have with each other. She said that parents who aren’t together need to respect that.
Kate also revealed that she has a great relationship with her exes and that her exes all get along with each other! How rare is that? She said that they all just care about making the kids happy and making the children a priority. She also said it is important that all of the parents agree on rules that carry on from one household to another.
Kate Says Kids Bind People Together More Than Marriage Does
Kate admitted that she believes that having a child with someone binds you together even more than marriage. Even if you get divorced from that person, you still have to have a relationship if you have a kid together.
She added, “I had a child with Matt but we weren’t married. I say kids are marriage to me — if anything, that’s more than marriage. I would like to think that I’m doing the best I can to ensure that my kids feel that the unit is still strong even in divorce, and I hope that’s the right way forward.”
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