Oliver Hudson and his dad Bill Hudson have been feuding for months ever since he slammed his dad on Instagram for ‘abandoning’ him and Kate Hudson. But after 12 years of not speaking, Oliver revealed on ‘WWHL’ that things are finally on the ‘mend.’ Find out how Oliver’s IG diss actually saved their relationship!
Wow, now this just shows you the power of social media. Oliver Hudson appeared on WWHL on Nov. 17 and made a shocking announcement, he and his dad Bill Hudson are talking again after years of being estranged. The Scream Queens star said that after he slammed his dad on social media over the summer, they actually started talking on the phone and texting! Does this mean that Kate Hudson will make up with her dad too?
“No [I don’t regret the IG post] and I’ll tell you why, it actually started a dialogue,” Oliver told Andy. “That I haven’t talked to my father in 12 years and my sort of dark, crazy sense of humor I posted this happy abandonment day thing in which everyone went crazy about and I was just trying to be funny and at the end of the day it was a good thing. We’re communicating now. I had an amazing three hour conversation with him and we’re texting and trying to see each other so … you know. We might be mending something.” For the first time in how many years? “12, 13.” Then Andy asks if Kate will start talking to him to which he responds, “We’ll see.”
Here’s a refresher, on Father’s Day, Oliver took to his Instagram and posted a pic of him with Bill and Kate from when they were kids with the caption: “Happy Abandonment Day.” Well after that Bill gave a very emotional interview to the Daily Mail and said he never wanted to speak to Kate and Oliver again and hoped they would take their mother, Goldie Hawn‘s last name. “That was like a dagger to the heart,” he said. “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 … 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. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life.”
Wow, that was so intense but we’re glad to hear that things are getting better. Their step dad, Kurt Russell spoke out recently and also said that Oliver and Bill were talking. “I understood Oliver’s sense of humor and since then, there’s been some nice back and forth between Bill and Oliver that’s nice to see,” Kurt told E! News at Comic-Con. “You want people to enjoy life as much as they can. We live in a world that if you say something or do something, it can be latched onto [you] for 24 hours or 48 hours.”
HollywoodLifers, we are so glad they are talking again!
— Chloe Melas