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Kate Hudson & Brother Oliver Recall 1st Time Mom Goldie Hawn Brought Kurt Russell Home on 'Sibling Revelry' Podcast

Jaimie-lee Prince
Nov 07, 2019
10:30 A.M.
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Kate Hudson will never forget the first time Kurt Russell saw her — and she wasn't even awake when it happened.


Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson didn't hesitate to talk about their famous parents in the very first episode of their new podcast, "Sibling Revelry."

The oldest son and daughter of Goldie Hawn recounted one of Hawn and Russell's earlier dates. It was the first time Russell would meet the kids, recalled Kate.

Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson attend the Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images


How Russell's first meeting with the kids went

It wasn't the first date, insisted the 40-year-old, before claiming that it was the night her mother "fell in love with Kurt, right away." because of what he did.

Kate, who was three at the time, said that she and her brother Oliver were already asleep in their shared bedroom back then.

She continued:

"And we were sleeping, and Mom said he walked in and he saw us and she unexpectedly was just going to peek in and see them, but he sat down next to each of us."


Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, and Kate Hudson attend Goldie's Love In For Kids in Beverly Hills, on November 3, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

She went on: "He sat down next to you first and watched you sleep and then came by." The two actors are the offspring of Hawn's marriage to musician Bill Hudson.


Why Oliver thinks Russell spent more time with Kate

Oliver joked that Russell spent a long time sitting next to Kate to make a bigger impression on Hawn because of "the mother-daughter relationship."

"He did stay there for a long time," Kate agreed. She went on to say she loves the story because it showed that "values and kids and family values was everything to Kurt."

Oliver Hudson and mom Goldie Hawn attend the premiere of "Where Hope Grows" in Hollywood, California on May 4, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


Kate's comments were a close reflection of what her mom told People back in 2017 regarding her first impressions of Russell in the early stages of their relationship.

What Goldie Hawn most appreciated about Russell

The couple began dating in 1983 during the filming of "Swing Shift." Hawn told the outlet that what "really got [her] was when [she] watched [her] kids when they'd come to the set and how he was with them."

She added that Russell, 66, was "a natural." The two went onto have son Wyatt Russell, 33, and have been together for over 35 years now. Their relationship is a rare one in Hollywood.


Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn attend the "Wild Wild Country" Filmmaker Toast in Topanga, California on August 4, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Of course, the pair are not actually married and have no intention of tying the knot. Still, they are fully committed to their partnership.


What their first date was like

In 2017, Russell also talked about his decades-long union with Hawn. He recalled how the pair met twice: first in 1966 when he was just 16 and Hawn was 21 doing her first movie.

They had their very first date after a filming session for "Swing Shift." Instead of doing a dance practice as they claimed, the pair headed to The Playboy Club.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn attend Goldie's Love In For Kids in Beverly Hills on May 6, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

They talked for hours until the club closed, then headed to a house Hawn had just bought to continue their date. After the police were called in for a break-in, they moved to a hotel room. The rest is history.