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Kate Hudson’s birth-dad Bill Hudson speaks out about Father’s Day insult

Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson

Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson participate in the official launch of FL2 Active Wear by Fabletics at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York on June 4.

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Kate Hudson’s and brother Oliver’s family drama with biological dad Bill Hudson appears to have taken another public turn for the dysfunctional, with Bill reportedly saying his two kids are dead to him and that he wishes they’d stop using his last name.

Papa Hudson’s words come on the heels of Oliver’s nasty-gram on Father’s Day, in which he posted a childhood photo of himself, Dad and Sis with the caption “Happy Abandonment Day.”

Bill Hudson called the actor’s post “a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack,” according to the Daily Mail.

“He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth,” he told the tabloid.


“Glee” guest star Kate Hudson, 36, didn’t acknowledge her biological father on the holiday, instead paying tribute to stepfather Kurt Russell, whom her and Oliver’s mother, Goldie Hawn, has been publicly linked to for decades.

“Pa, just simply..... Thank you Happy Fathers Day I love you to the moon and back. #HappyFathersDay,” she wrote, posting a selfie of the two of them together.

Bill Hudson said he found their intimate photo “inappropriate and unsettling.”

In the Daily Mail interview, Hudson shared his side of the story, painting a negative portrait of his ex-wife that accused her of infidelity, blamed her for his tenuous relationship with his kids and claimed that she turned them against him after Russell entered the picture following their split in 1980.


“The narrative changed and I became the big, bad wolf,” Bill Hudson said of Russell. “I would say to her ‘Goldie, why are you trashing me and saying I’m an absent father when it’s simply not the case?’ and she’d laugh and go ‘Oh Bill, you know it makes for a better story.’”

He added that the kids started to drift away from him and reject his pleas to remain part of their lives.

“I believe the drip, drip, drip of poison which started when they were kids finally took hold,” he said. “Goldie wanted to create this myth of a perfect family with Kurt and she wanted me out.”

Bill Hudson added that he wants to “break all ties” with Kate and Oliver.

“I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three,” he said, adding that he no longer recognizes Oliver and Kate as his own and, if they want to consider Russell their real father, he wants them to stop using the Hudson name.

Reps for Hawn, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson did not immediately respond to The Times’ requests for comment.

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