Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together for almost 40 years, yet they were each previously married. They both welcomed kids with their ex-spouses in their prior marriages.
Together with her ex-husband Bill Hudson, Goldie Hawn gave birth to Kate and Oliver Hudson. The year before Hawn started dating Russell, 1982, saw the breakup of her and Hudson’s union.
Together with his then-wife, Season Hubley, Kurt Russell gave birth to his son, Boston Russell. Hawn and Russell welcomed a child into their family after they first met and started dating. In 1986, Hawn and Russell brought their son, Wyatt Russell, into the world.
The children of Hawn and Russell have accepted one another since they started dating, and the family has melded practically naturally. Oliver and Kate’s need for a father figure was met by Russell.
Although it might be difficult for young children to embrace a new family, Kate recalls recognizing that Russell would always be a part of her life. She revealed:
“I thought, “Is this going to be my dad?” at the moment. When I met his son, I naturally thought, “Does this mean that this is my brother?” At such a young age, it was a much to handle.”
Hawn loved her stepfather, nevertheless, after she was made peace with the truth. He played a significant role in her and Oliver’s lives when they lost touch with their biological father.
Kate recalls how Russell influenced Oliver and Kate’s upbringing during a pivotal point in their lives when he functioned as a father figure. She once remarked that whereas Russell was “very strict,” Hawn was “lazy” as a father.
The actress then revealed that Ryder, 18, Bingham, 10, and Rani, 3, all had the same parenting style as her. She made fun of Oliver Hudson, saying she was “certainly stricter.”
Oliver had to endure a penalty when he was 16 because Russell was so rigorous. When Oliver was a teenager, he got into problems and was ultimately arrested. On “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” he discussed the incident.
Oliver recalled that after he was arrested, the police asked him who his father was so they could call him. The police were shocked when he revealed that Kurt Russell was his father. He revealed:
“They got into a fight over who would make the decision. It was absurd.”
Kelly Ripa, the co-host of the show, inquired as to Russell’s comprehension of the predicament because she suspected he may be. Russell was, in fact, understanding, but Oliver didn’t think twice about punishing him.
Russell acknowledged that teens at the age of 16 make foolish decisions, as Russell had when he was that age, but Oliver claimed that “he was not a happy parent, let’s just say that.” Russell informed Oliver about his penalty after picking him up from the police station.
Oliver was instructed by Russell to shoot his automobile with the paintball gun he had been arrested with. Oliver remembered:
“My punishment was to shoot up my blue leather-lined Honda Prelude. I was forced to drive the same car for the rest of my life, denting and shooting up.”
Although Russell was a strict parent, he had wonderful relationships with all of his kids, and Kate frequently posted on social media about how much she loved her stepfather. She posted an Instagram Father’s Day tribute for Russell in June 2022.
Kate and Russell are pictured in the post hugging while Russell puts his hand on Kate’s head. Kate’s children benefit from Russell and Kate’s love for one another. He treats Kate’s children as if they were his biological grandchildren and views Kate as his own daughter.
According to sources close to the family, Russell has delighted in seeing Kate become a mother and loves nothing more than spending time with her kids when she is busy or must travel for work. He allows them to engage in all of their normal prohibited activities.
Russell treats Oliver’s kids the same way after offering him some priceless advise. Oliver believed it was a “foregone conclusion” that he would become an actor when he was still young and deciding what to do with his life.
But he claimed that Hawn and Russell never made him do anything and instead offered him counsel that he had listened to. Oliver remarked:
“Truly, their counsel is to follow your passion. Don’t do something if you don’t love it.”
Although Kate and Oliver get along well with their stepfather, they have no contact with their actual father. They had a strained relationship with Bill Hudson when they were very little.
Hudson thinks Hawn indoctrinated his small children to hate him. He mentioned that following their divorce, she didn’t criticize him in front of their kids. But then he added:
“But when Kurt showed there, the storyline was altered, and I took the role of the ominous wolf. ‘Goldie, why are you trashing me and saying I’m an absent father when it’s clearly not the case?’ I would ask her.”
Hudson made these assertions in 2015 after Father’s Day. The allegations surfaced after Oliver posted a picture of his sister, himself, and their father standing together on Instagram with the comment, “Happy Abandonment Day.
In the same year, Kate thanked Russell for being the father figure in her life by posting a picture of herself and him. Then Hudson said that Kate and Oliver were no longer his children.
Hudson thought Russell was being used as the antagonist so that Hawn could write the ideal Hollywood tale. He no longer presents himself as the father of five children, but only three.
When discussing the incident that occurred on Father’s Day 2015, Hudson expressed his feelings for his kids, saying:
“Oliver and Kate are no longer my, and neither is Kate. I would request that they discontinue using the name Hudson. They aren’t a part of my life anymore.”
The Instagram post was Hudson’s breaking point because he had previously tried to be cordial with the kids he shared with Goldie. He wanted to completely exclude them from his life because the post made him feel hurt.
Added Hudson: “Oliver launched a deliberate, nasty, and malicious attack with his Instagram post. To me, he is now deceased. Kate is also. Even though they are still alive and well, I am grieving their loss.”
When Russell turned 70 in 2021, Kate posted a tribute to him on Instagram once more. The caption reveals Kate’s sentiments for Russell as the family faces the camera while standing together and grinning.
She talked about her relationship with her father and how he helped shape who she was today. She said he had taught her to be self-assured, to work hard for what she desired, but also to have fun occasionally.
His and Hawn’s love story was described by Kate as being lovely and admirable. In her final message, she declared her love for Russell and urged everyone to wish him a “Hip Hip, Hooray!”