By peoplestaff225
Updated January 24, 2009 08:00 PM

In her pre-mom life, Kate Hudson admits she was a bit of a pushover. A self-described “yes person,” the 29-year-old actress tells Metro “I don’t like letting people down.” Son Ryder Russell, 5, changed her approach, however. Says Kate,

Characterizing herself as a strict mom, Kate says she had good role models in Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. “My parents were very tough and there’s something to be said for that,” she reveals. “My parents were really hard on me and yet they are my favorite people in the world and we have the greatest relationship.”

As for her 2007 divorce from Ryder’s dad — rocker Chris Robinson — the process was hard, but the couple kept the split amicable for their son’s sake. “You have to do the right thing for the children,” Kate says. “It’s not so easy but if it was we’d all be happily married for the rest of our lives with a million children, who are all perfect.”

Source: Metro