10+ Random Facts About Kate Hudson Fans Didn't Know

Kate Hudson is one of the most likable celebs around.

She dazzled as Penny Lane in Almost Famous and even made the rom-com How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days a must-watch.

A lot of this comes from her good genes: she has famous parents, after all. Come learn these 10+ other facts about her.

1. Her mother is Goldie Hawn.

Yep, these dynamic blondes are mother and daughter!

If you look back at younger pictures of Goldie, you'll see that the resemblance is uncanny. But while they're both actors, they've never shared the screen together.

In 2017, Hawn told *The Los Angeles Times* the reason for this: the expectations would be too high.

"We would love it, but it's really interesting," she explained, "unless it's something great, honey, you don't do it."

2. Kurt Russell stepped in to raise her when her dad was absent.

Since Goldie split from Kate's father, Bill Hudson, in 1982, he wasn't really a part of the actress's childhood.

In 2015, Bill even slammed his children to the Daily Mail, saying, "I say to them now, 'I set you free.'"

"I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own...[Oliver] is dead to me now. As is Kate," he continued.

After Goldie and Kurt got together in 1983, he soon became "Pa." The actress often shares how much she loves Kurt.

It's super sweet, and honestly, makes us emotional.

3. She practically grew up on movie sets.

This was just part and parcel with having two movie stars as parents.

"It's really boring being on set but for me as a kid, I loved it. I loved every aspect of it and I loved watching Kurt because he's such a phenomenal actor," she said on Good Morning America.

4. She's divorced.

She was married to Black Crowes’ singer, Chris Robinson, for almost 10 years.

They share one son together, Ryder, who was two when they divorced in 2007. Currently, they share joint custody. After Chris, she dated Muse frontman Matt Bellamy.

5. She knew her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa, for fifteen years before they started dating.

"We've known each other for 15 years. He's my best friend's stepbrother," she said on The Talk.

This made it easier for them to skip past some "hiccups" in a relationship since they already knew what the other was like.

Although they're not married yet, Kate is considering it.

If they do eventually walk down the aisle, it will mainly be for their kids.

"I think that the symbolism of marriage, that commitment, is more important to kids than we sometimes think," she told The Telegraph.

6. She improvised a lot of the lines in *How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days*.

She is one talented woman.

An example of her improv was when Andie smothered Ben with kisses after he wasn't exactly pleased with their new dog.

She also ad-libbed a lot of lines during the movie theatre scene when they were watching *Sleepless in Seattle*.

"I've always wanted a man like Tom Hanks" she said and "You can't watch Meg Ryan for 2 hours and not be thinking about another girl."

7. She's a WW (formally known as Weight Watchers) ambassador.

When it came to losing the baby weight from her third child, Kate joined forces with Oprah and WW.

The point system helped her lose 25 pounds despite still getting to indulge in french fries and ice cream.

8. She almost wasn't Andie in *How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days*.

It's crazy to believe now considering how perfect Kate was for the role, but the producers were originally wanting Gwyneth Paltrow.

Thankfully, that never happened since she took the film, A View from the Top.

9. She has her own athletics clothing company called Fabletics.

When the actress started the brand in 2013, she wanted to create clothing that would appeal to all women.

"I kind of wanted to create something that was more about a lifestyle than an actual fitness brand," she told CNBC Conversation.

Today, the company is worth over $300 million and has millions of subscribers.

She's even had several collaborations with other celebs, including Demi Lovato and Maddie Ziegler.

Kate and her mom even created a line together to raise money for charity.

10. She has a really weird morning routine.

This might make you shiver: she starts her morning by dunking her face in an ice bath.

In her defense, it does help with looking more awake! So I guess we should all be doing this.

She told StyleCaster that she stole the beauty hack from a famous makeup artist.

"A little water and a lot of ice. And he would just stick his face in and try to be in there as long as he could, sort of dab off, and go back in.’ I started doing it.” (Jennifer Aniston also does it).

11. Her breakout role was playing Penny Lane in *Almost Famous.*

She was only 20 when she tackled the role that would earn her a Golden Globe.

But the beginning was rough, as she wasn't initially cast in the role. Instead, she was cast as the main character's sister (the role that was played by Zooey Deschanel.

It was Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, and Sarah Polley who were up for Penny.

"She got Penny because of her loyalty," the film's director Cameron Crowe told Rolling Stone.

But after Polley, who earned the role dropped out, Kate stepped in.

12. She's raising her children to ignore gender norms.

The actress has three children: Ryder Robinson, 16, Rani Rose, 2, and Bingham Hawn, 9.

“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless," she told AOL. "We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as," she added about her daughter.