Kate Hudson: I Accept Being ‘the OK Mom’ Sometimes

Kate Hudson with sons Ryder Robinson and Bingham Hawn Bellamy attend the premiere of DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox's "Kung Fu Panda 3" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on January 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Kate Hudson with sons Ryder Robinson and Bingham Hawn Bellamy attend the premiere of DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox's "Kung Fu Panda 3" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on January 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Todd Williamson/Getty Images

She’s fine with her flaws. Kate Hudson opened up about dating as a single parent and how she has accepted that she’s ‘the OK mom’ sometimes in the September issue of Marie Claire.

The Fabletics founder, who is the mom of Ryder, 12, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and Bingham, 5, with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, said she doesn’t expect herself to be perfect. “I don’t try to sugarcoat things,” she told the magazine. "I’ll say, ‘I’m doing the best I can.’ I like cooking, I like presenting. I like it to be an experience and [my kids] help me with it, but if they want something after that, I’ll be like, ‘Look, I’m placing a meal out for you like a king. I can’t do everything. I’m going to have to be the OK mom.’”

Hudson, 37, also revealed her secret to staying amicable with her exes. “I think forgiveness is the biggest part of it,” she said. “I think everybody wants to point fingers. If you are a person who takes responsibility for yourself and your part in it, you have a much better chance of maintaining a nice relationship. It also means that you grow up. A lot of people don’t want to grow up because it sucks,” she joked.

Kate Hudson on the cover of Marie Claire
Kate Hudson on the cover of Marie Claire

These days, the Deepwater Horizon actress, who has recently been linked to Diplo and Nick Jonas, tries to keep her dating life out of the spotlight for the sake of her two sons. “The reason I don’t talk about anything like that is because I have kids,” she said. "People ask that question as if, ‘Oh yeah, it’s really healthy to publicly talk about who I am or am not dating when I’ve got a tween.’ [Ryder] can read, and he can hear. I’m not going to indulge in that kind of thing until there’s someone in my life who I am introducing to my kids.”

As a successful businesswoman, actress and mother, Hudson said she has a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton’s work-life balance. “There’s so much focus on her likability. I want to elect a president to get the job done,” the Something Borrowed actress said. “When she took the stage, I got incredibly emotional. As a woman, and as a working mom trying to get things done, you find yourself meeting adversity a lot, but you never talk about it because you don’t want to bring attention to it. You don’t want to go there.”

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