By peoplestaff225
Updated January 07, 2008 06:45 PM
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Happy Birthday Ryder Russell Robinson. You are now 4 years old!

Name: Ryder Russell Robinson

Birthdate: January 7th, 2004

Famous for: Being the first and only child of actress Kate Hudson and her former husband Black Crowes frontman, Chris Robinson. Kate is also a celebrity baby in her own right, being the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. She was however, raised by actor Kurt Russell, her mother’s longtime partner.

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Continue reading for many photos, quotes and other information on Ryder.

Famous relatives:

  • Grandma – actress Goldie Hawn
  • Grandpas – actors Kurt Russell and Bill Hudson
  • Uncle – Oliver Hudson (Oliver has one son, Wilder Brooks)

Birth stats:

Ryder was born in Los Angeles, two weeks early. Kate had gone in to be induced because of the baby’s estimated size, and labor stalled. He was born by cesarean section and weighed in at 8 lbs, 11 oz.

Name meaning:

Ryder – Ryder would get excited and start moving around and kicking while Kate was pregnant and Chris was playing a certain song with his band at their concerts. Kate says,

…that idea then turned into Ryder.

Russell – plays homage to Kate’s step father Kurt Russell, whom she was mostly raised by and considers her "Pa." Kate says,

What they said:

Kate sent Ryder to be with his father for the most part of her filming Fool’s Gold in Australia right after their divorce. Something she found hard, yet comforting.

‘Gogo’ AKA Grandma Goldie Hawn says that Ryder is hysterically adorable and likes to have tea and chat.

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