Kate Hudson: I’m Close with Chris for Ryder’s Sake

09/02/2010 at 01:00 PM ET
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She’s dipped her feet in the dating pool while he’s moved on to remarriage, but Kate Hudson insists she will forever be connected to her ex-husband Chris Robinson through their 6½-year-old son Ryder Russell.

“I still feel close to him. When you’re divorced and raising a child together, the communication has to stay alive,” the actress, 31, reveals in the October issue of Elle UK.

“It’s hard sometimes. If you have kids with someone, make sure you really, really like the father because, for your child’s sake, you have to be on the same page forever.”

Fortunately, the former couple have placed Ryder’s needs first and foremost — and, according to Hudson, their dedication to their son shows.

“Chris has moved on, he’s remarried and had a baby and when you both have new people in your life, you have to really stay on it,” she explains. “I think Chris and I both have that priority checked.”

When she’s not soaking up time with Ryder, Hudson hits the gym — hard! “I am, by nature, active and I have to work out,” she says, adding she has worked with the same trainer for 15 years.. “I usually do two hours each day when I’m home. I dance, I like to spin.”

However, despite being “pretty disciplined” when it comes to staying in shape, at the end of the day, not even the critical eye of the media can take her focus off her family.

“Do I mind having my appearance constantly scrutinized? I don’t have enough time on this planet to worry about things like that,” Hudson admits. “I’m more concerned with if I’m raising my son properly, with what makes my family happy, with what makes me happy.”

— Anya Leon

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125bst on

“Do I mind having my appearance constantly scrutinized? I don’t have enough time on this planet to worry about things like that,” Hudson admits.

Why in the world does she spend 2 hours a day working out, then? Sheesh.

MZ on

some people LIKE to work out, so maybe THAT’S why. personally i hate it, lol. but a lot of people work out b/c they like the results or the feeling from doing it, regardless of what other people think.

JMO on

I’m happy that Ryder has both parents who care so much about him. Hope Kate can find some happiness too. Must be hard for Ryder to have so many men in and out of your life but atleast he always knows he’s got his daddy!

AM on

She seem to be pretty level headed.

In the past I have been at the gym for 2 hours working out because I will attend a cardio class like Zumba or spin and then hit a weight class like body sculpt. This isn’t an every day thing but occassionally if 2 classes I like fall back to back I will stay for both which puts me there for about 2 hours.

Lila on

I love working out, but I wouldn’t lie and say I do it just for fun!

I think she is so pretty, but an awful actress. Her brother is also super easy on the eyes, but couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag.

MamaPainter on

“She’s dipped her feet in the dating pool…”

Boy, that’s an understatement.

Terri on

She says that she’s active and has to work out, that’s why she does it. I don’t love working out, but it’s not unusual for me to spend 2 hours at the gym. Not because I love it, but because my body needs it. And I’m not a size 6, not even close.

gdfg on

I don’t think there’s anything unusual about spending two hours at the gymn, but I do think it’s unusual to spend two hours 7 days a week at the gymn. That’s a little excessive, in my opinion. A day off is good for everyone.

Vanessa on

I loved Kate Hudson in Raising Helen, she was hilarious in a clueless type of way..my fav movie of hers.

Two hours at the gym a few days a week isnt horrible, it’d be excessive if it was every day but she sure doesn’t need to. She’s beautiful..

Rachel on

I agree mamapainter. The womans introduced more boyfriends to Ryder than she’s had hot dinners. I bet that has done more damage than the divorce!

Janna on

She may not care what people think of how she looks, but let’s face it, she needs to work out to keep the body that got her into the movies.

H on

rachael – wow….and you no this how? because of the trashy mags say so, because you can of course no that EVERYTHING in those is a 100% true and in nnnnoooooo way made up just to sell copies……but i am sure you already new that 🙂

i think its lovely when a mum and dad show true love fo their child by trying to ‘love’ each other as best they can. to put your child first when maybe things have gone bad can be really hard and they sound like they have tried hard to do right by each other ad by their growing boy xx i am pleased for them and him. xx

Sus on

I find it hard to believe that so many people are on here putting down Kate about dating when they don’t know her personally. Jealous much?

From Kate’s statements I find her to be an intelligent woman. Anyone see her on the Rachael Zoe show the other night? I found her to be very interesting being Kate rather than a character. I think she seems like one cool chick!!!

I think its so great that Kate is focused on maintaining a close relationship with her ex husband for her son sake’s. There days there are so many children born out of a marriage and when these relationships break up, it certainly affects the children. A child knowing that his or her parents do not get along can really affect that child’s self esteem and well being.

Mrs.B on

It’s wonderful that Kate and her ex are close because of Ryder. I know in real life so many divorced couples that after the split do so much stupid things and get their kids involved in all kinds of drama.

I always liked Kate but I like her even more since she started dating Matt Bellamy:) He is so talanted, we are Muse fans even my 3yo knows their songs and can recognize them on the radio. I hope they stay together for long time, cute couple.

Megan on

““Do I mind having my appearance constantly scrutinized? I don’t have enough time on this planet to worry about things like that,”

Getting implants would seem to contradict that, but hey, whatever floats her boat

Ets on

Don’t listen to any of it, Kate! … She sounds like a pretty level-headed woman (we can hardly criticise her for a short article in a magazine or from the pap photos)! People seem to read these websites so they can bash others, rather than just enjoying the celeb-watching that it is! NONE OF US ACTUALLY KNOW THESE PEOPLE!!!!! I love that most celebs work hard for their figures…they still work for it!

iluvperfectparents on

I also love to work out, working out and keeping fit and in shape could be just because she enjoys it, not because she feels so scrutinized about her appearance from strangers that she wants to make them happy.

Getting breast implants again could be just for her. I was watching some talk show (I think Tyra) a while back and it was about women wanting breast implants but their husbands didn’t want them to get them. Their desire for breast implants was solely for them. I wouldn’t get any but I say kudos to people who choose to get them for THEMSELVES.

I think she and Chris have a great system that works for them. Some people are going to be negative, some are so negative that they talk about everyone anyway, so if I were her I would just continue to do what makes her family unit happy and not give a care what anyone else thinks.

bobby jo on

I think Kate is absolutley beautiful. Any interview I have seen of her she seems so cool, and down to earth.
She is single, and looking for the right man. Some times it takes a while. The only way you find that person, is to date people. It is no ones business but her own who, and how often she dates.

Bancie1031 on

Megan – some people actually get implants for THEMSELVES believe it or not ….. to better their self imagine of themselves …..

I love Kate and we haven’t seen Ryder (I love his name btw) in a while …. or at least I haven’t. I wonder if Kate will have more children? Guess we’ll have to wait to find out but I honestly hope that she does 😀

Ellen Smith on

How do we know that she introduces all of her boyfriends/dates to her son? For all we know she has a sitter or a nanny and just goes out for the evening.

K on

As an A cup woman who also happens to be extremely tall and also thin, but with broad shoulders I cannot criticize her getting implants. The fact is clothing fits better if you are an “average” size in the cup. Clothes that fit me from the chest down are too small in the shoulders, the clothes I buy are too big from the chest down to fit the shoulders. I want implants for ME, my husband of eight years thinks I should do want I want but loves my breasts.

I wish my ex (first husband) and I had the same kind of relationship. We did years ago, but his marriage ruined that as she felt I was a threat, despite being remarried with two more children. And I hope Kate and Chris can continue to have such a wonderful relationship for their son.

torgster on

Good God some of you people! Judgemental much? It’s 2010 and you talk like she should be wearing s scarlet letter – then again I’m probably wasting my words…based on the lack of intelligence displayed in your ridiculous sexist comments, I doubt you even know what I’m talking about. Sigh…..

CelebBabyLover on

k- I agree with your comments about how chest-size can affect how clothes fit. I have problems with that myself….Although for the opposite problem. I’ve been “blessed” with quite big “girls”, and I have trouble finding clothes that aren’t too tight in the chest area!