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Inside Goldie Hawn's Relationship with Her Son Oliver Who She Nearly Lost at 1-Day-Old

Odette Odendaal
Jul 17, 2019
02:09 P.M.
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Goldie Hawn revealed that the healing power of prayer saved her first son, Oliver after birth complications almost took his life at a day old.

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Married to her second husband, Bill Hudson at the time, Goldie suffered from toxemia right after Oliver’s birth while he got taken to the NICU due to complications.

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The actress got wheeled upstairs to see her “eleven pounds of a hunk of love” and shared how she “connected with the universe,” hoping that God would answer her prayers. “I put my hand on him, and I asked God, I said, ‘Come through me, use me to heal my son,’“ Goldie recalled.

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Then Oliver’s heart rate started going up and confirmed to Goldie that prayer could work as she added, "I’m a very spiritual person. I’m not a religious person, I was raised Jewish, and I like my tribe, but that was a beautiful thing. It was phenomenal. I just emptied myself. I don’t know how to explain it.”

In May 2017, Goldie gushed about Oliver to PEOPLE. As an adult, he followed in his mother’s acting footsteps and became a father of three children. “He’s the greatest, most handsome, amazing father, actor, comedian, human, son,” she said. “I mean, he’s such a gift. They’re all gifts, all my children.”

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During a talk with Andy Cohen in 2017, Goldie answered a question about a naked butt photo Oliver posted on Instagram two years before in an unexpected way. The conversation quickly turned from Oliver’s “nice tuchus” to the time Goldie had him circumcised.

“When I had him circumcised, the doctor came out and said, ‘You’ll be happy to know we had to get a bigger clamp.’ I was thrilled. I mean, honest to God, a bigger clamp. Of course, I was crying too because I knew he was going to cry. I mean, you know, it’s a whole other thing. It’s a double-edged sword, so to speak,” she told Andy.

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The following year Oliver revealed to Busy Tonight why he is comfortable showing nudity on social media. "I grew up in a naked house, my family -- we were all naked," he said.

While Oliver has a great relationship with his mother, he and sister Kate can’t say the same about the relationship with their estranged father, Bill.

In 2015, Oliver shared a throwback picture of himself with his sister and their father on Father’s Day with the caption, “Happy abandonment day @katehudson.”

However, Bill responded vehemently to Oliver's post and publically disowned them both and asked that they stop using his last name.

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