Kate Hudson Doesn't Consider Herself a Single Parent

02/07/2009 at 09:00 AM ET

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Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson have made no secret of their ongoing friendship, a friendship cemented by their 5-year-old son Ryder Russell. It should come as no surprise, then, that despite their 2007 divorce Kate says she doesn’t feel alone. “Being a single parent can be difficult, but I don’t feel I am one,” the 29-year-old actress tells the February issue of InStyle UK. “Chris and I are co-parenting.”

The only thing that seems to hamper that effort is when their jobs take them away — which is why Kate is vowing to “take a break in 2009” while Chris continues to tour with his band, The Black Crowes. She adds,

“I want to soak in every little part of who Ryder is.”

Kate’s film Bride Wars is in theaters now.

Source: InStyle UK

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Macy on

I’m not a big fan of Kate Hudson’s but she just went WAY up in my book. I am so tired of women who are not with their childrens fathers saying they are a single parent when the father does as much work as the mom. It’s refreshing to hear a woman say that she is NOT a single parent because her sons father is still very much in the childs life. To me, a single parent is someone who does it all on their own, raising the child, paying for the child, etc. If you get child support and the father is a part of the childs life …you are not a single parent. You are co-parenting. Go Kate for being a good mom!!

Kim on

This is a really mature way of looking at the situation. Her son is really going to benefit from her mature, healthy attitude. It’s really nice that the two of them are able to work together so well, and that they both give each other credit for what they do.

anonymous on

Not true, she is set to do a movie in March 09, first part in New Mexico then it finishes in Oklahoma.

eva on

ITA agree Macy.Very often I meet moms who say they’re single mothers but on the weekends and vacations their little ones see their fathers,who attend their sport and school events,and are a phone call away in case they need them.For my child’s sake I wish I was that kind of single mother,instead all my kid has is me.

oblogdeeoblogda on

Co-parenting is critical for the well being of children whose parents live apart. Unless there is good reason both parents must be parents to their children; to this end parents are obligated to conduct themsleves in a manner fitting the tough job of being co-parents. I believe that divorce does not have to be the defining trauma in a child’s life, as long as the child is not deprived of a parent. So from a seasoned family law mediator I say put thekid’s interests above the bitterness and enter into a good co-parenting agreement, allowing as much flexibility as your dynamic dictates.

CelebBabyLover on

anonymus- Kate never said exactly WHEN in 2009 she plans to take the break. All she said is that she’s vowing to take a break this year. That break could very well take place after she finishes filming her movie. She has probably been signed to do this movie for quite awhile.

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and Kate also never said that the break would be for the entire year.

alice jane on

I love seeing interviews with her on here, because she’s just always got some really good view on motherhood to share. I totally respect her for the relationship she’s maintained with her ex, Ryder will totally benefit from having two parents who were mature enough to put aside their differences when things didn’t work out and remain friends. He seems like a really happy kid.

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