Kate and Oliver Hudson’s biological father, Bill Hudson, just revealed in a scathing interview that his two eldest children are now ‘dead’ to him. How awful.
Bill Hudson, 65, has finally responded to his eldest son Oliver Hudson‘s Father’s Day Instagram, in which he called the holiday “Abandonment Day.” The father of five has explained that he no longer considers Oliver, 38, and Kate Hudson, 36, his children.
What Goldie Hawn‘s ex-husband just did to his two eldest children is absolutely unbelievable. Although Bill’s relationship with his children has been limited at best, he apparently took Oliver’s Father’s Day Instagram post pretty badly. As you might remember, Oliver posted the above photo of himself with his real dad, Bill, and his sister, Kate, along with the caption: “Happy Abandonment Day.” Ouch.
“That was like a dagger to the heart,” he said in an EXCLUSIVE interview to Daily Mail. “If what he wanted was me out of their lives, then he’s succeeded. I don’t want to see either of my eldest children ever again. It’s over.”
But, that’s not all Bill had to say. He went on to explain that he was once a father to five children, but now he only considers himself a father of his three youngest children, with whom he has a wonderful relationship still to this day. Bill’s third and fourth children are with his then wife actress Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley, and his fifth was born in 2006 to he and his current partner. As far as Bill is concerned, both Kate and Oliver no longer exist. “I say to them now, ‘I set you free.’ I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own,” he explained.
In fact, Bill even went as far as to ask that Kate and Oliver, both accomplished actors, stop using his last name. Although they consider Goldie’s longterm partner Kurt Russell to be their father, both of Bill’s children kept the last name Hudson. Now, Bill wants them to finally change it. “I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life.”
Unfortunately for the entire family, this isn’t the first time their family’s drama has been put on full display. In 2011, Bill, formerly of The Hudson Brothers band, released a tell-all specifically about his 1980 divorce from Goldie and the strained relationship with their children. The book, titled “Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame & Family” was meant to be more of an “emotional outreach” to families who have experienced similar pain rather than a typical “Hollywood tell-all.”
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— Lauren Cox