Why Kate Hudson Kept Her Pregnancy a Secret from Friends
If Kate Hudson ever makes pregnancy look like no big deal, well, she’s just acting.
The actress, 31, who’s expecting a baby with rocker boyfriend Matthew Bellamy, says she’s settling into her role as a mom-to-be — and that means enduring morning sickness.
“I’m pregnant, and I’m really sick,” she tells The Times, with a laugh. “But I couldn’t say that because you really want to keep it as quiet as you can for the first trimester.”
Hudson, who has a son, Ryder, 7, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, says she originally tried to keep her baby bump a secret — even from her closest pals.
“My friends all thought I was depressed because I wouldn’t leave the house,” she says. “But I didn’t want anyone to know for a long time. I was just hoping that all of a sudden, I could show up somewhere with a big belly.”
She adds: “But, of course, you’re somewhere in L.A., and somebody says something, and it ends up somewhere.”
And as she awaits the due date of her baby this summer, there’s only one problem.
“I babble a lot,” she says, citing “pregnancy brain.” “I forget words, and how to put sentences together. I just give up.”
— Alison Schwartz