Hudson also wished her fiancé, Danny Fujikawa, on Father's Day in another post featuring their daughter, Rani Rose.
Father's Day is generally celebrated on the third Sunday of June, which this year fell on June 19. To mark the occasion, Kate Hudson took to Instagram with a special throwback photograph of herself with her stepfather, Kurt Russell. Captioning the heartfelt tribute to the Poseidon star, she wrote: "Fun, adventurous, passionate, determined, honest, devoted, amazing father and the best head of hair in Los Angeles! Lucky us! Love you, Pa! Happy Fathers Day." Although Russell doesn't have any social media presence of his own, his wife and Hudson's mother, Goldie Hawn, made sure he saw the heartwarming post.
Russell's response to Hudson's moving words and the adorable photo she shared was incredibly sweet and emotional, HuffPost reports. Sharing his message to their daughter in the comments for all to see, Hawn wrote: " Honey I showed this to daddy. Here's his message... 'Birdie, mommy just showed me this picture, this perfect Father's Day present. I've never seen it before. Wow... it's a killer. Lotta water under the bridge... it's kinda hard to see it though cause all the water seems to somehow have found its way into my eyes... thanks for making me the luckiest father in the world sweetheart. I love you, Pa."
Kate Hudson has been open in talking about her blended family over the years. She and her brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were born to musician and actor Bill Hudson and Hawn during their six-year marriage from 1976 to 1982. Although she is estranged from her biological father, the How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star has often praised Russell for raising her and her brother as his own. Hawn—who has been together with Russell since Valentine's day 1983—also dedicated an Instagram post to him on Father's Day. "How can I explain the gratitude and love I feel for the greatest father who has given us all so much in this life," she wrote.
Similar to her mother, Hudson also has a blended family. She has three kids, including an 18-year-old son named Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson and another son Bringham, 10, with ex-fiance Matt Bellamy. Most recently, she gave birth to her daughter Rani Rose, with her fiancé Danny Fujikawa, in 2018. Speaking to TODAY about her complex family dynamics last year, Hudson said: "I've got multiple dads, I've got kids all over the place."
Talking about the turbulent nature of child care during the pandemic, Hudson admitted that it was challenging at times. "I wanna be, like, 'Yeah, it's so great and we're figuring out,' but the reality is that there are days that are great, and there's days that I have to remind myself to be grateful," she said. "I never thought in a million years that I'd spend a year in one place. And when you have so many kids, sometimes you have those moments where you're hiding in your bathroom going, 'Please, please, get me out of here!'" During moments like that, the actor said she reminded herself of the collective good and the importance of staying inside during the worldwide crisis.
Addressing her rocky relationship with her biological father, Hudson said: "I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common. 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." While she is eternally grateful to Russell for being an endearing father figure in her life, Hudson admitted that the estrangement from her own father is a "41-year-old issue" that lingers to this day.
"I have a great family. 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. But it doesn't take away from the fact that we didn't know our dad," she shared. "I think as I've sort of gone through that process... I kind of look at my dad and I'm, like, 'You know, the love has never ever gone anywhere. It's always been there, no matter what those complications have been. And healing is... personal, and I think people sometimes just need to hear that they're not alone in that."