Kate Hudson hopes to reunite with her estranged dad Bill's kids: 'It would be nice to connect'

Kim Willis, USA TODAY
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Kate Hudson hopes to reunite with her estranged dad Bill's kids: 'It would be nice to connect'

Kate Hudson has goals in 2021: She wants to get in contact with her biological father's children.

On Friday's episode of her "Sibling Revelry" podcast with brother Oliver, the 41-year-old "Almost Famous" actress, whose mother is Goldie Hawn, revealed that she has been thinking about the other side of their family.

“You know what I’ve been thinking about lately? Dad,” Kate told Oliver ("Splitting Up Together"), 44, while discussing New Year's resolutions. “We’ve got four siblings we don’t spend any time with.”

She wistfully noted that "everybody’s getting older” and added that she has been having moments of thinking, “It would be nice to connect a little bit.”

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Mother and daughter Goldie Hawn, left, and Kate Hudson arrive for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018 in Los Angeles.
Mother and daughter Goldie Hawn, left, and Kate Hudson arrive for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018 in Los Angeles.

"We’ve been talking so much about sibling relationships and distraught relationships or good relations. And we’re sitting here like, 'We have the best family, we’re so great,' and we don’t ever acknowledge the fact that we have four other siblings. Four,” she said. “So I’ve been thinking about the Hudsons, and thinking it’s important that we reach out with all of our siblings and maybe connect with them a little bit."

USA TODAY has reached out to Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson for further comment.

Kate and Oliver are Hawn's oldest children, from her six-year marriage to Bill Hudson. Hudson has three more children: Emily and Zach (with his ex-wife, "Laverne & Shirley" star Cindy Williams) and Lalania (whose mother is former girlfriend Caroline Graham). Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983, with whom she has a son, Wyatt Russell, 34.

The Hudson family hasn't been on the greatest terms in recent years. Oliver posted a Father's Day photo on Instagram in 2015 captioned "Happy abandonment day," effectively severing the relationship, and Bill Hudson subsequently told The Daily Mail that he wanted Kate and Oliver to stop using the Hudson name.

But in 2018, Oliver told Larry King that they'd seen each other for the first time in a dozen years and were text-friendly.

"I had posted something that was darkly comedic and it blew up into something, and actually it helped us with our relationship,” he said. “So now we’re kind of keeping in touch.”

In 2016, Kate told Howard Stern that she forgave her dad for losing contact.

“I did understand that it didn’t have to do with me and Oliver. We did understand that," she said of his increasing absence from their childhood. "I really do recognize whatever those issues are, it’s just something that he has to live with. And that must be painful for him.”

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