Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for close to forty years, but before their relationship, both of them were married to other people. Both of them are parents to children from past marriages to the people they are now divorced from.
Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, who was her husband at the time, became parents to their children Kate and Oliver Hudson. In 1982, Hawn and Hudson decided to end their relationship, which was one year prior to Hawn’s first encounter with Russell in the dating world.
Boston Russell was born to Kurt Russell and his then-wife, Season Hubley, to who he had been married at the time. After Hawn and Russel had been together as a couple for some time, they decided to have a kid of their own. The year 1986 was the year that Hawn and Russell welcomed their first child together, a boy named Wyatt Russell.
Since Hawn and Russell started dating, the couple’s children have welcomed one another into their lives, and the couple’s family has almost seamlessly merged together as a result. The absence of a father figure in Oliver and Kate’s lives was filled by Russell, who took on that role.
Even though adjusting to a new family dynamic while children are young may be difficult, Kate remembers the moment she realized that Russell would be a part of her life for the rest of her days. She revealed that
“The question that immediately came to mind for me at the moment was, “Is this going to be my dad?” And while I was getting to know his kid, the question arose in my mind, “Does this suggest that he is my brother?” At such a little age, it was a lot for her to take in and process.”
Despite this, Hawn grew to appreciate her stepfather once she finally accepted the truth about their relationship. Due to the fact that she and Oliver were unable to communicate with their biological father, he emerged as a significant presence in their lives.
A “Pretty Strict,” Yet “Devoted” Father According to Kurt Russell
Kate recalls how much of an influence Russell, who served as a father figure to Oliver and Kate at a formative period in their lives, had on their upbringing. She has said in the past that Hawn was a “very laid-back” dad, but Russell was “quite rigorous.”
After that, the actress said that she used the same technique to raise her three children, Ryder, who is now 18, Bingham, who is now 10, and Rani, who is now three. She made light of the situation by joking that she was “certainly more stringent than Oliver Hudson.”
Oliver was forced to endure a punishment when he was 16 years old as a direct result of Russell’s authoritarian personality. When Oliver was a young adult, he got into some difficulty, and as a direct result, he was arrested. During an appearance on “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” he discussed the event.
Oliver stated that after he was detained, the officers asked him who his father was so that they could contact him and inform him that his son had been taken into custody. The officers could not believe his claim that Kurt Russell was his biological father when he made it. He explained:
“They immediately began arguing over who was going to be in charge of making the decision. It was out of control.”
Kelly Ripa, who co-hosts the program, questioned whether or not Russell was aware of the issue since she had a feeling that he perhaps was. Oliver verified that Russell was, in fact, capable of comprehending, yet he did not think twice about punishing him.
Oliver said that Russell knew that teens at the age of 16 do stupid things since Russell himself had done stupid things when he was that age; still, “let’s just say that he was not a pleased parent.” After Oliver was picked up from the police station, Russell briefed him on the consequences of his actions.
Oliver was instructed by Russell to take the paintball gun with which he had been arrested and use it to shoot down the automobile that he was driving. Oliver was able to recall:
“As part of my punishment, I was required to destroy my blue leather-upholstered Honda Prelude. I had no choice but to shoot up and total my automobile if I wanted to continue driving it for the rest of my life.”
Even though he was a strict parent, Russell maintained positive relationships with each of his children, and Kate has often shared on social media how much she loves her stepfather. In June of 2022, she paid respect to Russell on Father’s Day with an Instagram post that she published.
It is possible to see Kate and Russell embracing each other in the post, with Russell placing his hand on top of Kate’s head as he does so. The love that Kate and Russell have for one another is shared with the children Kate has. He treats Kate’s children as if they were his own biological grandkids and believes Kate to be his own daughter.
According to others who are familiar with the family, Russell has truly enjoyed seeing Kate become a mother and takes great pleasure in spending time with her children even when she is very busy or must travel for business. He gives them permission to engage in activities that they would normally be prohibited from doing at home.
Following the provision of some priceless counsel to him, Russell offers the same assistance to Oliver’s children. When Oliver was still a young man and trying to figure out what he wanted to accomplish with his life, he considered it a “given” that he would end up in the entertainment industry.
On the other hand, he said that Hawn and Russell never coerced him into doing anything but rather provided him with advice, which he subsequently acted upon. Oliver said:
“In all candor, their advice is to just pursue activities that excite you. If you don’t love it, don’t do it.”
The connection that Kate and Oliver have with their real father is nonexistent, despite the fact that they have a wonderful relationship with their stepfather. When they were still very young, their connection with Bill Hudson became strained, and eventually broke up.
Hudson is under the impression that Hawn instigated a rebellion among his children while they were still little. He said that even after they had a divorce, their children never heard their ex-spouse say anything negative about him. However, he continued by saying:
“But when Kurt appeared, the story took a different turn, and suddenly it was I who was portrayed as the villain. I would ask her, “Goldie, why are you trashing me and claiming I’m an absent parent when it’s just not the case?” and she would tell me that she didn’t know what she was talking about.”
Following the celebration of Father’s Day in 2015, Hudson asserted the following. The allegations surfaced when Oliver posted a photograph on Instagram of himself, his sister, and their father standing together. Oliver captioned the image “Happy Abandonment Day….”
In the same year, Kate thanked Russell for being a father figure in her life by posting an image of themselves together and expressing their gratitude. After that, Hudson made the announcement that he no longer acknowledged Kate and Oliver as his children.
Hudson was under the impression that Hawn was trying to write the ideal Hollywood script with Russell, so she cast him in the role of the antagonist. He now behaves as if he is the parent of three children rather than five children altogether.
During his discussion of the event that took place on Father’s Day in 2015, Hudson expressed his feelings about his offspring by expressing the following:
“I am unable to acknowledge Oliver and Kate as my own children. I would politely request that they desist from utilizing the Hudson name. They are not a part of my life anymore in any way.”
The photo that was uploaded on Instagram was the last straw for Hudson, who up until that point had made an effort to behave civilly toward the children that he shared with Goldie. After reading the post, it upset him, and he made the decision to cut that person out of his life completely.
Hudson said: “The post that Oliver made on Instagram was a cruel, ill-intended, and deliberate assault. He no longer exists in my mind. As is Kate. Even though they are still among the living, I am grieving for them as if they had passed away.”
In 2021, on the occasion of Russell’s 70th birthday, Kate once again posted a heartfelt homage to Russell on Instagram. The photograph shows Kate’s family smiling for the camera as they all stand together, and the text explains how Kate feels about Russell.
She spoke about her experiences growing up with her father and how he helped shape her into the woman she eventually became. She noted that her dad taught her to be self-assured and to fight for what she desired, while at the same time encouraging her to sometimes let loose and have fun.
It was remarked by Kate that the love story that he had with Hawn was very lovely and commendable. At the conclusion of the post, she declared her love for him and requested that everyone send a “Hip Hip, Hooray!” message to Russell.