Raising children is hard… Try raising three kids from three different fathers. Welcome to Kate Hudson's world.
"I've got multiple dads. I've got kids all over the place," she joked during an appearance on the "Today" show on Jan. 24.
Kate shares son Ryder, 17, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, son Bingham, 9, with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy and daughter Rani Rose, 2, with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
"The only expectations I really have that are really high on my life is with my kids and with family stuff," she said. "Other than that, it's like, I just let it go, I do it, work my a— off, and then I walk away, and I hope for the best."
Kate's family dynamic certainly seems to work for her. Growing up, that wasn't the case — she's famously estranged from her birth father, Bill Hudson, and several of her siblings.
"I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common," she said. "I think it's important for people to talk about that. Sometimes we need a little bit of talk and humor to move us into places where we can heal some of the wounds that have affected us from our families. If they can't reconnect or if it's too challenging, that it's okay, right?"
The estrangement from her dad, she said, is a "41-year-old issue." The actress, who's 41, then praised the family she has now, including her mother, Goldie Hawn, and Goldie's longtime partner Kurt Russell.
"I have a beautiful mother. I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, huge part in sharing what it is to have a dependable father figure in our life," she said. "But it doesn't take away from the fact that we didn't know our dad. People sometimes need to hear they're not alone in that."