Kate Hudson says co-parenting with her ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy has “bonded [them] even closer”.
The 41-year-old actress – who is now in a relationship with Danny Fujikawa – has nine-year-old son Bingham with the Muse frontman, and has said she has a better relationship than ever with Matt now that they’re no longer together, as the pair have joined forces to make sure their son is getting the best possible care.
Kate revealed she and Matt – who is married to Elle Evans – want Bingham to feel “like he’s gaining something” by having stepparents, rather than “losing something” with his biological parents splitting.
She said: “One thing that Matt said to me, which I loved, is, ‘I just want to make sure that Bing feels like he’s gaining something, not losing something.’ I think it’s even bonded us closer - me, Matt, Elle, and Danny - because we have to trust that we’re protecting each other.”
The ‘Almost Famous’ star has two-year-old daughter Rani with Danny, as well as 17-year-old son Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and has said she’s thankful to have great relationships with all her children’s fathers.
She added to Women’s Health magazine: “I’m really lucky. I’ve got lots of dads. I trust them.”
Meanwhile, Kate admitted in 2019 she felt “very lucky” to be able to rely on her former partners for co-parenting help.
She said: “I was very lucky to have partners in my life - and every one was a different circumstance - that we were able to figure it out. I do feel that when you get divorced, you know, you’re still in a relationship. It’s just a different kind of relationship. You’re going to have good days, you’re going to have bad days. You’re going to have good weeks, bad weeks.”
And the actress also detailed her parenting schedule, which often takes a “laid-back approach”.
She explained: “I personally prefer a laid-back approach, but sometimes when you’re laid-back, things can get confused … I think you just have to be super-structured. We’ve got a lot of busy schedules in our family. I don’t know how I figured it out, but it just really works out for our family. Chris is on the road a lot, and Matt is on the road a lot, but they’re really present fathers."