Goldie Hawn Says She Renamed Daughter Kate Hudson after She Kicked Her in Utero
Goldie, 74, and Bill Hudson, an actor, welcomed Kate, 41, into the world together in 1979. In an interview with PEOPLE, the Academy Award-winning actress recollects being in the car on the way to the hospital when she was in the process of giving birth with Kate.
"She kicked me so hard in my vagina that I changed her name right on the spot because she was tough," Goldie shared. "I had named her Rebecca and on the 405 [freeway] I went, 'This is a Kate.'"
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images
When Kate gave birth to her three children, Ryder, 16, Bing, 8, and 18-month-old daughter Rani Rose, the women's relationship grew even stronger.
The Oscar nominee shares Rani with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, Bing with ex Matt Bellamy, and Ryder is from her previous union with Chris Robinson.
As reported by Closer Weekly, Kate credited her famous mother for showing her how to be a wonderful mother to Rani.
Kate Hudson at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images
According to the "Bride Wars" actress, Goldie gave her the floor to have the option to feel positive enough to go out and believe like her life could be her own.
Kate added that her mom was her greatest cheerleader and that it simply made her hope she can give her daughter that sort of confidence as well.
Kate and little Rani have been isolated together with Danny, Ryder, and Bing.
Kate and little Rani have been isolated together with Danny, Ryder, and Bing. Speaking about their family time, the actress shared that it's an exciting time for pondering what is really significant.
In any case, seeing her mother connect with her beau Kurt Russell has caused her to become familiar with some things about the importance of family.
To live up to that is the objective, Kate said, adding that only the fact they've been able to keep up a unit for all of them, in the midst of confusion, they are the focal point of the entirety of their lives.
"Mom always said to me, 'Don't you ever let a man dim your light,'" Kate told PEOPLE. "So I've never defined myself through the way a man sees me, but I can define myself in the unit that we can create together. That is what Mom gave to me."
Kate shot to stardom when she was picked to star in the 2000 film "Almost Famous." For her terrific performance in the movie, she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.