Lance Armstrong felt smothered by Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong in Cannes on May 25, 2008

After word came out on Wednesday that Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong had broken up, everyone’s been speculating about who ended it and exactly what went down. According to Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times, Armstrong ended the affair because Hudson was “too needy,” “desperate,” and “smothering him.”

Not only did this column break the news last week about Lance Armstrong splitting with Kate Hudson, I’ve now learned why serial dater Armstrong has moved on.

Seems the Tour de France champ and cancer survival poster boy was feeling a bit ”smothered” by the actress. According to an Armstrong associate at his Livestrong charity foundation, the sports hero felt Hudson was ”just too needy,” and was coming on ”too strong, too fast … sensing Kate was way too desperate, a woman who clearly can’t be on her own without a man in her life at all times.”

He may have a point. Hudson always seems to escalate her relationships quickly — even turning things into familylike outings with her son Ryder ever-present, as he has been with Armstrong and with Hudson’s last flame, Owen Wilson.

One thing Armstrong reportedly liked about ex-girlfriend Sheryl Crow — and one reason that relationship lasted as long as it did — was that ”Sheryl’s one very independent woman. … Lance liked that,” said the source.

[From the Chicago Sun-Times]

Kate does seem to get into relationships very quickly. And bringing Ryder along on dates can’t be good for him in the long run. I’ve always heard it’s best not to introduce a child to a significant other until it’s clear it’s a significant and serious relationship. Mostly because it can be really hard on a kid to have important adults coming in and out of their lives like that. Especially if they get close or attached to the person – it can be really upsetting to then never see them again.

Kate seems to think Ryder has a resilience that he may not actually have. She definitely has a good relationship with Ryder’s dad, ex-husband Chris Robinson. That obviously provides a lot of stability for him. But she might want to consider re-evaluating her dating choices for a bit.

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  1. Kevin says:

    Should have told her to get off his rat face.

  2. daisy424 says:

    This surprises who :?:

  3. geronimo says:

    Like he’s such a prize. :roll:

    Sounds like she’s well rid of him if this is what he’s putting about, making sure he’s seen as The Man. Pathetic.

    And so what if she’s inclined to wear her heart on her sleeve? Not a crime, last time I looked.

  4. bros says:

    yah but things did move fast with him…remember their lunch outing with her mom, etc? she jumps right into things. this guy is all about himself, so too much too soon would surely send him running for the hills

  5. anon69 says:

    Lance is a tool. I think he likes the chase and when she was “caught” he lost interest. I think he gets bored easily and doesn’t surprise me at all that he would cast the blame on Kate.

  6. Mairead says:

    Oh for God sake – you were only with her for five minutes, yeh feckin’ walking-mid-life-crisis. :roll:

  7. MISSY says:

    Lance is a jerk and besides that they were both in lust.Game Over.

  8. ER says:

    A lot of celebs seem to go through men quickly….Cameron Diaz, Jessica Simpson, etc. etc.

    Did Sheryl break it off with Lance or vice versa? Apparently he thought a lot of her, so wonder why it didn’t work?

  9. Syko says:

    It is beyond my comprehension that anyone could ever, no matter how drunk, feel lust for Lance Armstrong. That aside, I can see Kate being a smotherer. She seems to be one of those women who cannot bear to be without a man in her life, who almost defines herself by whatever man she is sleeping with at the moment.

    That’s okay, there are a lot of women like that, and although they are sort of sad, it’s how they are. The bad thing is that she drags her little boy into each relationship with her. This poor kid already has uncles all over town, and that’s confusing to a child. If she’s going to get involved with one man after another, she needs to get a babysitter for the kid and not get him involved too.

  10. Kaiser says:

    Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times sounds like he’s running for president of Team Armstrong. Man-crush much?

    And no, I don’t think Kate is needy – she’s going to have a new boyfriend in 3…2…1…

  11. Codzilla says:

    Does Lance have something against breasts?

  12. Kat says:

    Hmmm, this reminds me of a movie I once saw! “How to Lose a Guy in 10…Weeks?!

  13. Lauri says:

    She should be celebrating that she is shed of this jerk. What did she ever see in him to begin with? I just don’t get what she found attractive.

  14. Maritza says:

    I wonder if Dan Shephard would take her back after she left him for Owen?

  15. RAN says:

    I’ve always liked Kate Hudson, but her choices of late are taking some of the shine off. I agree with Msat – try leaving the kid out of the dating game for a while.

  16. Michele says:

    She reminds me of Jennifer Anniston, they have the same crappy luck and the same tendancy to DROP EVERYTHING for men they’ve dated for only weeks. I have friends like this.

  17. yooyoo says:

    Lance Armstrong is in love with himself. He is recycled cooties and any girl who goes near him must not have looked much at his track record. I rather die of cancer than be hooked up with this toxic person. Miss Hudson should fall in love with a charity and do something less self serving than spending her life looking for someone to adore her.

  18. vdantev says:

    She could smother me anytime. :)

  19. hello says:

    What the hell have Jennifer dropped for a man? Besides her stale marriage that she was not feeling and had the strength and intelligence to get rid of his cheating ass!~!~!~!~! She is putting herself FIRST unlike many needy women who think they NEED a man and BASTARD kids to feel complete!!! Kiss my ASS.ok!

  20. MISSY says:

    @ hello, COSIGN

  21. pamela says:

    Jennifer aka “hello”, calm down, you’ll get an aneurysm.

  22. Kat says:

    He is a jerk and full of himself. He will never settle down and get married again. He’s been there, done that. He likes to play around with different women. (just my opinion of him)

  23. PJ says:

    One thing we do know is that Kate keeps getting photographed passionately kissing whoever she is dating. She is not at all discreet about keeping her romantic life private, it’s all out there for the world to see.

    Someday she’ll find a guy who will appreciate her for her openness and warmth. Some guys prefer needy women (they want to feel needed!) However, Lance Armstrong isn’t that way, he needs his space. Kate probably wasn’t too comfortable with that. Classic mismatch, they’re both better off apart.

  24. Kaiser says:

    I disagree, Michelle. Kate’s a single mother with sketchy (yet fun) taste in men, she’s still in her career prime, she was nominated for an Oscar, and she rarely whines about how “difficult” her life is.

    And on the Aniston side? Um… well, Pity Party has good hair.

  25. pinkle says:

    The only thing I thought was wrong with her dating Lance. Was the fact that she is friends with Ms Crow and Lance and Ms. Crow were almost married. I would never date my friends ex. It is tacky. How many of you want a friend knowing an ex lover intimately? And Lance out of respect for an ex he once almost married should have passed on Kate. I think Ms Crow dodged a bullet here.She has such an adorable little boy now. I hear desperate Kate was seen kissing her ex husband. me thinks Goldie keeping her father from her messed her up a little. And one would think surviving cancer would make one humble. Lance seems like a narcissistic party boy afraid to grow up. Dumped his first wife after she helped him through his cancer ordeal. Charming man No? :roll:

  26. Judy says:

    Lance is hti and run type of guy. It is all about Lance ask his exwife. Perosnally she could do a lot better than him and Owen the suicide king.

  27. Ashley says:

    @ Codzilla – I’ve been wondering the very same thing!! lol

  28. Alexa says:

    Did she piss someone off who’s big in the tabloid business or what? What the heck has she done to deserve such scrutiny?? PLEASE!!

  29. nunya says:

    Why can’t people just stay out of celebrity lives… They are people too ya know.. They work hard to entertain us and yet we deny them privacy and respect.. Damn reporters should check out what is going on with the world instead of other people’s lives.. If your wife or husband was cheating on you or you cheated on them and your life was on CNN, how would you feel?