Kate Hudson Revealed That She Met Fiancé Danny Fujikawa When He Was Still In High School

You know Kate Hudson.

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And you probably know that Kate's been engaged to musician Danny Fujikawa since 2021. They have one child together, Rani, who she welcomed in 2018.

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During a recent episode of the You're Doing Fine...Just Keep Going podcast, Kate talked about how she first met Danny, and she also gave some rare comments about her ex-husband Chris Robinson.

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Kate married Chris in 2000; the couple got divorced in 2007. They share one child together, Ryder, who she gave birth to in 2004.

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Kate explained that she met Danny while she was pregnant with Ryder, and that Danny was a junior in high school hanging out within her friend group.

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Kate is 43; Danny is 36.

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She also said that her and Danny didn't start dating until years later, when he invited her on a hike.

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"There was something about Danny that it was coming from such an honest place that I could tell he just wanted me to see him," she explained. "And so he was nervous and I was like, 'Ok, this is a date.'"

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"And I just had to wrap my head around it, and then by the end of the hike I was like, 'He's so great.' He was just so kind, and loving and pure, and in my mind, I was like, 'I think I'm ready for a guy that, like, is that kind, who actually like really likes me — like, I think this could be good.'"

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Elsewhere in the interview, Kate talked about marrying Chris after coming home from a trip with him at the age of 20.

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Chris was 33 or 34 at the time.

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"I'm marrying this guy," she recalled thinking, before explaining why she made such a quick decision to take the next step in their relationship.

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"I just like jump in the deep end of everything I do," she explained. "People thought it was impulsive, but it was more like I was just like, 'You know what? I'm just going to dive right into this. I'm not gonna second guess it. I'm in love with him."

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Kate also described her relationship with Chris as "complicated," but she also said that the relationship taught her "what it felt like to be unconditionally loved" — and that she still possesses the character traits today that led her to marry Chris in the first place.

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"I'm not gonna pretend like, 'Oh, we should wait,'" she remembered feeling at the time. "I'm madly in love and I want to marry him and so I just didn't think twice."

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"And I'm kind of still like that except with a little more wisdom under my belt."

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Listen to the entire interview here.