Goldie Hawn describes Kate Hudson’s birth during event speech

Goldie Hawn told a potentially embarrassing story at an event honoring her daughter, Kate Hudson, earlier this week. Hudson was being honored at Elle’s 17th Annual Women In Hollywood Tribute. Goldie gave a little too much information about Hudson’s birth in her speech, but it could have been worse. She explained that her daughter was feisty even in the womb and that influenced her decision to call her “Kate” instead of “Rebecca” as she planned. (I could never name a girl Rebecca after seeing that creepy Hitchcock movie!) Goldie also said that doctors thought Kate was a boy when they first got her out after the c-section but that she knew intuitively that her baby was a girl. To me Goldie’s speech is a sweet reminder of how fast time goes and how precious and unique our children are from the day they’re born. It’s also a little weird.

At ELLE’s 17th Annual Women In Hollywood Tribute Monday in Beverly Hills, Goldie Hawn honored daughter Kate Hudson.

During her introduction, she recalled Hudson’s raucous birth in 1979.

“I was on the 405, and she was inside me, and I was fooling around, and I felt really good, about 8 months [pregnant], and I was going to name her Rebecca because it was biblical and romantic and gentle. All of sudden, she punched me so hard in my you-know-where,” Hawn, 64, told the audience. “I screamed and I said, ‘Oh my God. This is a Kate, not a Rebecca!’ She is a Kate!”

On delivery day, Hawn continued, “I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing or whatever, I had a C-section, I had my nails done … and all of 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?!'”

Hawn said Hudson, now 31, was “a voracious eater. She is a voracious human being and she still likes to eat. And she is also voracious about life.

“I will say, I am very proud,” Hawn continued, looking at her daughter. “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.”

When it came time for Hudson to speak, she said she was “emotional.

“I don’t know how I am going to follow my mother!” she went on. “I have learned so much from the people that I have been blessed enough to work with, and I can’t wait for more,” she said. “I have grown up watching my parents, and I have watched them in their incredible ability and their professionalism, and their body of work is also so inspiring to me. I only hope that I can live up to that in a way, or at least try as hard as I can.”

As for being a woman in Hollywood, Hudson said no one can top her mother. “I have this stunning, iconic mother … I have a grounded, aspiring, and philanthropist mother. She is not just a talent and crazy and gorgeous and beautiful. She is truly an inspiring mother. Again, I can only hope that, as a mother, I can live up to that.”

[From US Weekly]

I don’t get the part where Goldie says she was on the highway and she was “fooling around” and felt really good when she was pregnant. It sounded at first to me like she was having sex, but that makes no sense if she was in car. She was famous back then (remember Foul Play from 1978 with Chevy Chase? I love that movie!) so maybe she was in a chauffeured car with her boyfriend in the back. I don’t want to think too much about it, but it’s probably worse for Kate.

Speaking of Kate and making out, she was spotted with her new beau, British musician Matt Bellamy, at the event. The Huffington Post has a lot of pictures of them looking super cozy there. They look very much in love and it’s sweet. Maybe Bellamy is the one for her. I was surprised by how short-looking Bellamy is! Kate is just 5′ 6″ and she was noticeably taller than him in heels.

Here’s Kate and her mom at the Elle event. I think I know why Kate looks like such a hot mess. She probably took a page from her mom’s book and had sex in the limo on the way over. That is JBF hair if I’ve ever seen it. Credit: Fame Pictures.



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  1. Granger says:

    Aww, that’s so sweet. I still don’t think Kate is even remotely talented, but this story reminds me that when you’re a mom, your kids are the most beautiful, talented, intelligent human beings on the planet — and that’s just how it should be.

  2. mystified says:

    Love this story. Goldie has got to be one of the least annoying celebrities out there. No one can pull-off the “I’m such a mess and I don’t care if you don’t take me seriously” look like Goldie. Goldie is so eternally adorable and Kate — while pretty –is just so blah. I think this story was just a loving mother’s attempt to make her dull-as-dishwater daughter seem interesting. It didn’t work, but I applaud Goldie for trying.

  3. e-non says:

    very sweet story — but why in the world is hudson being honored? at least it could have been goldie.

  4. Rosanna says:

    I love Goldie Hawn! It’s Kate I don’t like. She isn’t beautiful and she isn’t talented (pretty much like Kate Moss). However she does have a lot of charisma. I think that’s what her mom was referring to, she is – indeed – full of life and voracious. I’m happy she is herself rather than resorting to tame down to fit into the “gentle girl” mold.

  5. Delta Juliet says:

    Wow she looks like sh!t here! Did she make any attempt to look good at all?

  6. bizzy says:

    personally, i’d have preferred to have my mother skip the genital-distention stories and just tell me to fix my hair in front of everyone.

  7. Riley says:

    Why was Kate being honored at this event? And for that matter, why was the Goopster? I am not picking. Just curious.

  8. Kaye says:

    I love Goldie’s story. She seems like a sweet, loving mother.

  9. RHONYC says:

    getting honored for what!?

  10. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I would have been so embarrassed! ewwww..

  11. Stronzilla says:

    Foul Play. Dudley Moore was priceless.

  12. SammyHammy says:

    She could have at least combed her hair. She looks like a slob. Why is messy, ratty looking hair so common these days? Especially when it’s a reasonably formal event, like this one?

  13. Tia C says:

    I don’t understand all the Kate Hate on this website. She seems like an appealing person to me. With the exception of the insipid and adolescent “Bride Wars,” I have enjoyed all her movies. They’re generally light and entertaining, and she always does a good job. She’s not trying to be Kate Hepburn.

    Love her, but I can’t imagine having Goldie Hawn for a mother. Bless her flaky old well-preserved heart, lol!

  14. original kate says:

    that’s a funny story. i love goldie, but i wish she would do something new with her hair.

  15. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Well, if she was giving out the business in the limo, she should have the decency to preface it with a session in the shower first.

  16. Anti-icon says:

    For some reason, Kate Hudson is not the least bit worried about the fact that it is her mother than has made her career possible—b/c Goldie is so dang cool, it somehow works. (Goldie is more talented and beautiful, in my opinion. But, so is Blythe Danner more beautiful and talented than her daughter, Gweneth Paltrow.)

  17. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I can’t help it, I always go back that Simpsons quip with Mr. Blackwell telling Goldie that cheerleading tryouts were 30 years ago (and that was easily fifteen years ago). Maybe if she’d just, comb her hair? She’s polarizing, Goldie. People either love her carefree bubbliness, or can’t endure her unrelenting ditziness. I guess you tell where I fall, oh well. Shine on, you crazy dipstick!

  18. My2Cents says:

    Ir really like Kate and I like her movies. She would be a fun friend to have. 🙂