Kate Hudson and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa are soaking up the love of their family.
Hudson welcomed the couple’s first child in Oct. 2018, naming her Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa after Fujikawa’s late father. Since then, the happy couple have posted multiple snaps of their sweet family life, including a recent selfie Hudson posted on Instagram with Fujikawa, Rani and her two boys from previous relationships: Ryder, 15, and Bingham, 7.
Here are five things to know about Fujikawa.
1. Hudson and Fujikawa have known each other for years
“We’ve known each other for 15 years; he’s my best friend’s stepbrother,” she said during an appearance on The Talk. “We kinda skipped through the part of knowing what the hiccups were. You kinda skip the part of going, ‘Oh, you’re like that?'”
Hudson explained that while they’ve always known each other, the timing was never right as he was younger than her and she was “building a family and working very hard.”
“In terms of family, I’ve known his family forever,” she said. “To have that connection is really powerful.”
2. They’ve been dating for over two years
Romance rumors first started after the pair were spotted kissing during an L.A. lunch date in March 2017.
Since then, the couple has been spotted all over the world: from going for a night out in N.Y.C. to celebrating Hudson’s birthday together in L.A. to Cambodia, where the couple took a trip together in June, to recently vacationing in Greece.
Hudson celebrated the one year anniversary of their first date on Instagram while they were on a hike.
“A year ago today Danny took me on a hike and what I thought was just a hike with a family friend turned very quickly into an unexpected first date,” she captioned the post. “No moves were made on this first date. In fact, it took months for him to make the first move!”
The first time I met Danny I was 23 and enormously pregnant with Ryder. His step sisters are my best friends @sarafoster @erinfoster and so it goes we have been in the same circle for over a decade! A year ago today Danny took me on a hike and what I thought was just a hike with a family friend turned very quickly into an unexpected first date. No moves were made on this first date. In fact, it took months for him to make a first move! And as a kiss on this bridge would have been nice, the kiss a year later was so much sweeter. So on our 15th year of knowing each other we were able to open our hearts to each other to feel so much pure love and it’s been truly incredible.! ❤️Happy first date anniversary baby. #LoveThisMan 🙏 #WhatAYear
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The star added, “And as a kiss on this bridge would have been nice, the kiss a year later was so much sweeter. So in our 15th year of knowing each other, we were able to open our hearts to each other to feel so much pure love and it’s been truly incredible!”
3. He is the founder of Lightwave Records
Fujikawa and The Delta Mirror front man, Chris Acosta, started Lightwave Records in 2013 “as a way to release their music on their own terms,” according to the label’s Facebook page. Since its inception, Lightwave Records has released an album from The Delta Mirror, along with multiple records, including Fujikawa’s first solo record, Cellophane Castles, from his project swiiim.
4. He was a singer-guitarist for the now defunct L.A. band, Chief
Formed in Santa Monica, Calif., Fujikawa performed around the L.A. music scene alongside his brother, Michael, who played the drums, lead singer, Evan Koga and bassist, Mike Moonves, according to the New York Times. The band’s first album Modern Rituals debuted in 2010. “It’s a traveler’s record. I listen and it immediately feels natural to see myself driving down the Pacific Coast Highway,” Fujikawa told Domino USA. “But at the same time, maybe it would feel the same way if I were walking through New York.”
5. He attended New York University
Before starting his career as a musician, Fujikawa went to school on the East Coast along with his Chief bandmates, according to Domino USA. It was there in the Big Apple that the four men started to collaborate on projects.