Matt Bellamy probably didn't think he was signing up for fatherhood -- and matrimony -- when he began dating Kate Hudson in late 2010. "It was all very old-fashioned and proper and we went on lovely dates, but two months later I was pregnant," Hudson, 33, tells the May issue of Elle UK. Back in January 2011, Us Weekly broke news that the Something Borrowed actress was expecting her second child, and her first with the British Muse frontman, 34.
Hudson announced in April of that year that she and Bellamy were engaged; she gave birth to their son, Bingham, that July. (Bing's older brother is Ryder, Hudson's 9-year-old with ex-husband Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.)
"Well, yes I was shocked, but I also thought: 'This is going to be interesting,'" Hudson admitted of the unplanned pregnancy and its strain on the new romance. "I knew it would take a strong man to deal with it. You know that with a relationship things can go either way when you have a child."
Hudson, whose mom is actress Goldie Hawn, continued to praise her man: "When you get pregnant everything changes; you, your body. Everything becomes a big decision, but he was there and that was that." Although they have yet to wed, the couple are stronger than ever. "Now it's three wonderful years later. Things happen for a reason," she says.
The couple have yet to tie the knot -- but it will happen. "We will get married. I do think it's important but we have no plans," Hudson reveals. "Ryder wants a party."
Her stance on marriage is largely shaped by her mom Hawn's 30-year relationship with Kurt Russell, whom she has never legally wed. Instead, Hawn, 67, and Russell, 62, had an unofficial ceremony at home. "We were all together at home, Dad gave Mom a ring and said some beautiful words," says Hudson, whose biological father is Bill Hudson. "It was their own version of the ceremony and I remember it so well. It was like it was about us. The family was the glue."