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Ryder Robinson and Kate Hudson | Source: Getty Images
Ryder Robinson and Kate Hudson | Source: Getty Images

Kate Hudson’s ‘Protective’ Son Ryder Is ‘So Grown Up’ in Rare Sighting, Sparking Talks about His Likeness to Dad Chris

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 14, 2024
06:00 A.M.

Kate Hudson's eldest son wowed fans with a rare public appearance at a recent fashion event, with netizens noting his "handsome" resemblance to his musician father. This stylish outing comes as Kate shares bittersweet reflections on her son's educational milestone from a few years ago.

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At a recent fashion show in Venice, Italy, Kate Hudson and her son Ryder Robinson turned heads with Ryder's mature appearance and striking resemblance to his father, Chris Robinson, garnering significant attention from social media users. Photos from the event highlighted Ryder's charming looks.

Ryder Robinson and Kate Hudson at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ryder Robinson and Kate Hudson at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The mother-son duo attended the event at the Palazzo Ducale, sitting front and center among other celebrity A-listers like Miriam Leone, Brie Larson, and Yara Shahidi.

Miriam Leone, Ryder Robinson, Kate Hudson, Brie Larson, and Yara Shahidi sit together at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Image

Miriam Leone, Ryder Robinson, Kate Hudson, Brie Larson, and Yara Shahidi sit together at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Image

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Kate stunned in a black belted long-sleeved dress with a deep-V neckline, high slit, and heels. Ryder opted for a more casual look with a black-and-white gingham top over a white T-shirt, black pants, and Birkenstocks. They stayed by each other's side throughout the event, showcasing their close relationship.

Ryder Robinson and Kate Hudson at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ryder Robinson and Kate Hudson at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Kate's presence was a vision of flawless elegance at the fashion event, but it was Ryder who truly stole the spotlight, setting social media abuzz with his striking resemblance to his father Chris. One user pointed out the uncanny similarities, affirming, "He resembles his Dad for sure."

Chris Robinson at the "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in March 18, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Chris Robinson at the "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in March 18, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Expressions of surprise and nostalgia flooded the comments section."Omg how they Grow up !!!" exclaimed one follower. Another commented, "Good grief, Ryder is looking so grown up!" followed by a remark, "And so handsome!"

Some admirers couldn't resist complimenting Ryder's maturing looks, with one fan noting his inherited charm, "Handsome like your Dad!!!"

Kate Hudson smiles with her head tilted slightly toward her son Ryder Robinson at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Kate Hudson smiles with her head tilted slightly toward her son Ryder Robinson at the Max Mara Resort 2025 in Venice, Italy on June 11, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Beyond the public's admiration, Kate has reflected on her special bond with her son. In a recent interview with People, Kate discussed her evolving relationship with Ryder, highlighting how he has grown "protective" of her.

Ryder Robinson escorts Kate Hudson at a U.N. gala in New York City on December 9, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Ryder Robinson escorts Kate Hudson at a U.N. gala in New York City on December 9, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

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She explained, "So it's a little, I think more protective, meaning I think he's very protective of me. And then I think my other kids will be, because we've been through so much together."

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Kate spoke about the unique bond she shares with Ryder, compared to her relationships with her two other children. "I guess I was young when I had him, it's a different relationship than with my other kids," she said.

Kate Hudson walks with Ryder Robinson in New York City on June 5, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Kate Hudson walks with Ryder Robinson in New York City on June 5, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

She noted that Ryder has "seen" her through all her ups and downs, making their connection especially strong since she has never known adulthood without him by her side. However, things have changed for the mother-son pair since Ryder graduated from high school in 2022.

Kate celebrated Ryder's milestone with a heartfelt and lengthy Instagram post, featuring photos of Ryder in a toga, and one where he held a diploma beside his parents.

Ryder Robinson proudly smiles at his high school graduation ceremony alongside his parents Chris Robinson and Kate Hudson, June 2022. | Source: Instagram/katehudson

Ryder Robinson proudly smiles at his high school graduation ceremony alongside his parents Chris Robinson and Kate Hudson, June 2022. | Source: Instagram/katehudson

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Reflecting on her son's long-anticipated milestone, Kate's caption read, "Raising you has been one of the great gifts and pleasures of my life. You bring so much to everyone’s life. You are kind, loving, generous, patient, hilarious and one of a kind. I am so excited for this next chapter."

Also featured in Kate's post were her younger son, Bingham, with ex-partner Matt Bellamy; and her daughter, Rani Rose, with her current partner, Danny Fujikawa.

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Continuing to cherish family moments, Kate celebrated her 45th birthday in April intimately. She marked the occasion with Bingham and Rani. However, Ryder was not around for Kate's celebration as he had been away at college.

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The absence was felt deeply, as Kate once admitted that his move to college was challenging. Kate said, before becoming emotional, "It's so hard, all you want is for your kid to thrive and be happy, but man, when I'm in L.A. and I go to the coffee machine in the morning and I don't hear his voice."

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As she navigates this tough transition, Kate isn't alone. She has found support in fellow actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom also have children in college. Their shared experiences have created a strong bond of understanding and empathy, for which Kate is deeply grateful.

A screenshot of Kate Hudson's "Today" interview in December 2022. | Source: YouTube/TODAY

A screenshot of Kate Hudson's "Today" interview in December 2022. | Source: YouTube/TODAY

Beyond her industry friends, Kate's family provides significant support. Her stepfather, Kurt Russell, and her mother, Goldie Hawn, are especially important. She recently celebrated Kurt’s birthday with a heartfelt post, underscoring their close, loving relationship filled with valuable life lessons.

Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell posing for a picture posted on March 17, 2024 | Source: Instagram/katehudson

Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell posing for a picture posted on March 17, 2024 | Source: Instagram/katehudson

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In a heartfelt tribute that illuminated the depths of familial bonds beyond blood, Kate recently celebrated the 73rd birthday of her stepfather, a man she affectionately refers to as "Pa." The occasion was marked with a nostalgic throwback photo shared on social media, capturing a tender moment between her and Kurt from her childhood.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

The image—which showcased the duo beaming widely at the camera—was a poignant reminder of the strength of their connection. Kate's message, vibrant in all caps, expressed her love and gratitude for Kurt. She gushed, "LOVE YOU PA! ST PATRICKS DAY IS ALWAYS THE BEST BECAUSE WE GET TO CELEBRATE YOU. Happy birthday Pa! We love you."

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson at the premiere of "Snatched" in Westwood, California on May 10, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson at the premiere of "Snatched" in Westwood, California on May 10, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

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This heartwarming message is not the first time the loving daughter has dedicated a tribute to her doting dad as she has honored him many times in several posts she's shared over the years. Such posts highlight the profound impact Kurt has had on her life and the lives of her siblings.

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson at Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's Hollywood Walk of Fame double star ceremony in Hollywood, California on May 4, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson at Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's Hollywood Walk of Fame double star ceremony in Hollywood, California on May 4, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

For Kurt's birthday in 2021, Kate shared an extended family photo which included Kurt, her mother Goldie Hawn, her brothers Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, and Kurt’s son, Boston Russell. Her caption further unveiled the deep admiration she holds for Kurt and painted him as a pillar of strength, laughter, and unwavering support for their family.

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She expressed, "I often wonder how different our life would have been if he never entered the picture. How different I would be [...] He’s a pick up your boot straps kinda dad. Don’t cry, shake it off you’re ok, kinda dad [...] My girl can rule the world, kinda dad."

Kate also mentioned the confidence Kurt helped instill in her, divulging, "When you have a dad who gives you permission to be confident you live courageously."

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