While honoring her daughter, Kate Hudson, at Elle‘s Women In Hollywood Tribute, Goldie Hawn reveals TMI about Kate’s birth, the origins of her name and the major mix-up in the delivery room!
They say that the pain of childbirth is forgotten the moment you get to cradle your baby in your arms for the first time. That may be true, but Goldie Hawn definitely remembers what was going on while she was pregnant and in labor with daughter Kate Hudson in 1979. She didn’t hold back when sharing Kate’s origins with the crowed at Elle‘s Women In Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills last night (Oct. 18).
“I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing or whatever. I had a C-section, I had my nails done,” recalls Goldie, 64. “All of a sudden, out she comes and they said, ‘It’s a boy!’ And I said, ‘No, it’s a girl!’ And, by the way, I didn’t know what it was. I just felt that it was a girl. And then they said, ‘Oh, no, it’s a girl!’ And I said, ‘What part of her anatomy were you looking at?!'”
We can’t help but wonder what kind of doctors Goldie was dealing with? But then again, it was the ’70s…
Before Kate, 31, was even born Goldie knew she was going to be a force to be reckoned with — especially when it came to deciding on a name. “I felt really good, about 8 months [pregnant], and I was going to name her Rebecca because it was biblical and romantic and gentle,” says Goldie. “All of a sudden, she punched me so hard in my you-know-where. I screamed and I said, ‘Oh, my God. This is a Kate, not a Rebecca!’ She is a Kate!” We think she made the right choice. We just can’t picture a Rebecca Hudson starring in Almost Famous.
Besides sharing Kate’s beginnings, Goldie also showered her with praise. “I am very proud of you,” the glowing mom told Kate during her speech. “I am deeply proud of your character, and I am very proud of your tenacity. You stick to your guns… and I am proud of your talent.” Goldie should be patting herself on the back for having raised such a talented, well-rounded daughter!