Despite a life spent in the spotlight, Kate Hudson has never been afraid to bare it all — and she’s not about to start now.
“The reason I trust so much is that I don’t feel like I have anything to hide,” the actress, 33, tells Glamour in their April issue. “If somebody betrays that trust, it could never be so bad, because I don’t keep any secrets.”
Noting she has had former friends lie and steal from her, Hudson remains unfazed by it all — until the damages hit too close to home.
“The only thing that gets me angry is with [people who invade the privacy of] the kids,” she says. “It’s the only place where I sort of go, ‘Is this worth it?'”
Recently the actress has been busy with her “wonderfully nasty character” Cassandra July on Glee, but in her downtime, Hudson does her best to keep up with her boys, Ryder Russell, 9, and Bingham Hawn, 20 months.
“[Bing’s] sprinting! And he’s got a natural mullet, which I’m cutting soon,” she shares. “It’s growing only in the back, so we in the family say he takes after my Gogie — you know, Kurt [Russell] — because Kurt was a mullet guy in the 80s.”
Equally smitten with the toddler is Hudson’s firstborn, Ryder, who has embraced baby Bing — and all his hair-raising moments.
“Ryder is the coolest cat — an amazing big brother, so patient and tolerant,” she says. “Bing pulls his hair, and Ryder just laughs. He’s such a good person. I couldn’t be a prouder mommy.”
The mama-of-two’s devotion to her children comes from her own childhood with mom, actress Goldie Hawn, who Hudson recalls always managed to effortlessly balance both her professional and personal lives.
“I always remember my mom saying that there’s only one thing in life she refused to fail at: raising her children,” she says. “It just shows you it’s very possible to do the thing that makes you happy and still raise a wonderful family.”
Following Hawn’s heartfelt advice, the actress is soaking up each moment with her sons.
“I have always been fiery; I go after things. But what I learned from my mother is to step back and actually experience things that are happening,” she shares.
— Anya Leon