Kate Hudson Says She's Not Done Having Kids After Welcoming Baby Rani: 'I Got to Pump Them Out'
Kate Hudson isn’t necessarily done expanding her family yet.
The 39-year-old Almost Famous actress and mother of three stopped by the Today show on Thursday, where she revealed that she’s thinking about having more children.
“I always thought I’d have four to six kids,” Hudson said. “That was like, when I was really little, I thought that. When you come from a big family… you either don’t want kids or you want a lot of kids. So I always thought I’d have [more kids].”
“At one point I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I’m done.’ And then I met Danny and was like, ‘Alright, I got to pump them out for him,’ ” Hudson said, adding she doesn’t necessarily have a plan yet but hopes it works out that way. “He needs a boy. He needs his own boy.”
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As for Rani Rose, Hudson still has her hands full, even though the little girl is already sleeping through the night.
“We were just talking before we were airing, I’m in the breastfeeding constantly now and I’m trying to figure out how to balance the breastfeeding and the work, which is always a mother’s [challenge],” Hudson told Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. “Even moms that have multiple kids, and it’s just hard with the pumping. I have one friend who is a milk machine. I wish I was a milk machine. I’m not. I need to pump and I need to be on it.”
In addition to Rani Rose, Hudson is also mom to 7-year-old son Bingham Hawn from her relationship with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, and 15-year-old son Ryder Russell from her marriage to ex-husband Chris Robinson.
Both boys have been sweet to their younger sister, Hudson said, though the age difference is still hard to grasp for the actress — especially between Rani Rose and Ryder Russell.
“Fifteen years and a newborn, is really quite amazing to watch,” Hudson said. “It’s like, a completely different generation. My son looked at me and he goes, ‘Mom, when I’m 30, she’s going to be just turning 16.’ But that’s wild that I’ll have a 30-year-old kid and a child in high school.”
The age different prompted Guthrie to ask Hudson about what’s different about being a mom at 39.
“I’m definitely more responsible. I’m definitely a better parent. I’m not messing up Rani as much as I messed up Ryder,” she joked.
“My life is just different. I’m doing different things,” Hudson continued to Today. “You know, Ryder and I had this 7 years of like, nomad, gypsy life. It was amazing. He was attached to my hip, we traveled the world and he came everywhere with me and I was shooting movies. And then you add another one into the mix and it just becomes a little bit more challenging. I tried to do that and I realized I had to kind of hunker down at home a little bit more. Now I have a really good balance.”
She added, “Honestly, it’s like trial and error. The first one is the guinea pig.”
Also on Today, Hudson opened up about becoming WW (formerly Weight Watcher)’s newest ambassador.
“My struggle is not in weight loss. Mine is about staying healthy, trying to stay focused and balanced on being healthy,” she said. “One of the things about this new re-imagining of WW is that it’s not just about weight, it’s about wellness. For me, it’s all about support. You always need a support system, whether it be a trainer, a best friend, an app. Everyone’s looking to know how do we get motivated and how do we stay motivated. That’s the No. 1 thing people ask me.”
“That’s part of the myth-busting about what is WW,” Hudson told Today. “It’s a community of people to understand their health better, holistically. It’s about where do we go to practice mindfulness? Where do we go to understand the foods we put in our body? Where do we go when we fall off the wagon and we need to get back up again? Where is this that I can do any kind of diet. WW is not a diet. It’s really a lifestyle. You can be on Mediterranean, you can be on vegan, and you can be part of the community. It’s nice to be able to talk about it in a way that, my grandmother’s WW is different than the WW today. It’s fun to be a part of and really an amazing thing to discover.”
In December, the actress talked to PEOPLE about joining WW and working off her baby weight. “It came at a perfect time for me, because at this point after having three babies it’s like sense memory. You want to start getting back into shape and to get strong again and focus on your own personal health,” Hudson said. “It’s hard when you have babies. Everyone comes before you, and you have to find that time to just focus in on yourself.”