At 32, Kate Hudson is feeling even younger than she did when she gave birth to son Ryder at the tender age of 24.
“When I had Ryder, I didn’t feel young,” she said Sunday at the press day for her new movie, Something Borrowed.
“I didn’t feel like I was having a baby young … [he was] my family’s first grandkid and to me it just felt normal.”
But, she says, as time passed she realized just how early she’d had children compared to many of her friends.
“As I started getting older, as he started getting older and I was 28, 29, I was like, ‘Wow. I’m a young mom.’ It started hitting me.”
“Now I have a little boy who is just his own person … the baby is really starting to go away and now I’m like, ‘I really was a young mom.’” And, she adds, “I’m so happy that I had a child so young. He is my buddy.”
Another bonus to having children young, she says, is the lack of panic she feels as she gets into her thirties.
“Thirty to me was exciting. But then again, I went into 30 having a child and having been married,” she says. “I have a lot of girlfriends who are in their thirties, haven’t been married and don’t have a kid, and it’s difficult for them because they really want a family.”
She adds, “I think for most girls it’s kind of a weird time. I think 40 is a little bit of a bigger birthday for women.”
– Sara Hammel with reporting by Melody Chiu