Kate Hudson is casually dating Diplo, Katy Perry’s ex, but his rep denies it

Kate Hudson and Diplo at The Standard High Line in NYC
Kate Hudson was seen leaving the Met Gala in May with Diplo (above), whom you might remember as Katy Perry’s ex and the guy who saw through Taylor Swift’s BS before it was as transparent as it is now. (After reviewing some stories about his beef with Taylor, he seems rather prescient about her.) Kaiser reminds me that Diplo is also a highly successful producer and DJ and that she would still hate bang him. So would Kate Hudson, apparently, because these two are said to have hooked up some time last week in Ibiza.

Kate Hudson has found her boy of summer: Diplo. “They are dating,” a source reveals a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The actress and the DJ, both 37, who exited NYC’s Met Gala together in May, connected in mid-July near Ibiza, Spain, the insider says. She was vacationing with girlfriends; he had a day off after playing nearby at club Pacha. (His rep denies the romance.)

She documented her travels and raved about her trip via Instagram. “What a blast,” the Marshall star posted July 18. “Til next time, Ibiza!”

Before the getaway, she reunited with her ex fiancé, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, to celebrate their son Bingham’s fifth birthday by jetting to London July 9 to see the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (The Glee alum also shares 12-year-old son Ryder with her ex-husband, Chris Robinson.)

[From US Magazine]

Good for her. It looks like a casual hookup and that seems like the type of relationship Kate prefers. Also she like musicians, her last thing was with Nick Jonas and of course she has son Bing with Muse’s Matt Bellamy and was married to The Black Crowes’s Chris Robinson. (To my friend J who insisted last week that DJs/producers are not musicians, you are WRONG. I didn’t tell you to your face but I will do so in this passive aggressive way now.) I would kind of love it if Kate and Diplo became a power couple and started a PR feud with Taylor and Tom. That’s not going to happen, but it would be like Gossip Christmas and Gossip New Year’s put together.

Also, do you remember how Cher tweeted earlier this week that Kate Hudson’s clothing subscription service, Fabletics, seemed like a scam? Well Life & Style has a new story about how Kate is mad at her mom, Goldie Hawn, for buying clothing from a competitor. They quote a source who says that Goldie “recently went into Exhale, a spa in NYC, and bought loads of great Victoria Keen yoga pants and spawear.” Kate was said to be “furious… [she] obviously wants her mom to be wearing her Fabletics line.” Goldie has Instagrammed photos where she’s wearing Fabletics but she said Kate sent them to her. It’s not like Goldie is going to pay $50 a month to get sent clothing someone else picks for her, she wants to go in and buy it herself.

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  1. Belb says:

    They sort of.. look alike? What’s going on with her face?

  2. Nancy says:

    Wasn’t her one hit movie called Almost Famous. Interesting how life imitates art.

  3. Jegede says:

    Kate just loves musicians.

    I’ll give her credit for not prioritising looks; cause her partners all look like they could be roll call in commercials warning on how – “Meth is Bad for you”

    Wasn’t she trying to get with Tom Yorke before settling for Matt Bellamy??

  4. Snowflake says:

    He is so unattractive to me, I don’t get his appeal

  5. Loopy says:

    She and Katy Perry have the wackiest taste in men.

  6. SKF says:

    I know everyone has a hate-on for Tay Tay right now, and she’s handled things atrociously and been caught out in blatant lies. However let’s not celebrate Diplo for calling her out first when he, a grown man, started that feud by going on the Internet and insulting her body and lack of arse in a petty and mean way. In fact, whilst I think Taylor needed a wake-up call / taking down a few pegs, the gleeful pile-on right now is starting to make me uncomfortable. Some people get way too nasty with this stuff and being attacked en masse like this would be seriously awful.

    • Liv says:


      Wasn’t he with Lorde too? Ugh, he’s such a douche.

    • maria 2 says:

      I thought he had a relationship with M.I.A and abused her? or was that some other dj/producer?

    • Agreed! People always talk about “Karma commin to git cha”, but, if Karmas coming for her, won’t it be coming for you too for gleefully rejoicing in another persons public humiliation. Nothing wrong with agreeing that she’s done something wrong, but to delight in her humiliation leaves a bad taste. JMO.

    • Ennie says:

      He was calling people on Twitter to create a fund to “buy” a woman a butt.

      Oh- so- funny.
      Disappointed that he is now somehow considered more than the little person he is.

    • Donna says:

      @SKF. I’m with you re: Taylor and douchey Diplo.
      @ Celebitchy I’m not sure if I agree about DJs and producers being musicians, as a musician myself who went through many, many years of private and post secondary training and countless hours of practice over decades but I’m also not exactly sure of what those jobs entail. So I’m open to being educated on what DJs/producers do before passing judgement.

      • Lensblury says:

        Hi @Donna! I came back to see if anyone had replied to my rant, and I’d like to answer to your comment. I’m a producer, but also a classically trained pianist (25+ years) with years of experience as a jazz pianist, a cappella singer, and choirmaster. I have about 10 years of experience as a music producer and have been with a label for 4 years now. Most of my colleagues don’t have any classical training, and most of them are sad that they never had lessons as a child. Almost all of them are autodidacts, and in my opinion they’ve clearly “proven worthy” of being called musicians, since they have all dedicated 10+ years to becoming better at creating music. With these people, producing means that they’re solo producers who are responsible for the whole writing process, the entire arrangement, harmonic structure, and the mixdown. Many of them even write their own lyrics and record their own vocals afterwards. The difference between songwriters and producers is that songwriters are responsible for the structure, harmonies, changes, melodies, and -most of the time- the lyrics. The producers I know do all of that by themselves, too, but they also execute the production. They choose/create the sounds, work with effects, finish the process and make the songs sound the way you can hear them on the radio (some of them even master their own songs, while others choose to pass on their songs to colleagues for the very final step). Once a songwriter leaves one single instrument to add another to a basic draft, it’s already the first step towards producing.

        I remember being confused myself when it came to defining the words “producer” and “DJ”, and it keeps being hard to determine, since producers often have a second and sometimes even a third musical talent (DJ & audio engineer / lyricist & rapper / singer & lyricist). This often just “happens” as you’re developing a new way of expressing yourself in a cultural context and acquiring new techniques. I think it’s also worth noting that, in order to be a good DJ, you also have to have a great musical understanding. Few people do realize that being a music producer is real work and demands real knowledge, so by not being accepted as musicians we were sort of pushed towards acquiring even more skills. The people I work with all have small studios at home, they produce and record and arrange and take their musical endeavours seriously, and they never stop learning. One, because they are hungry and want to get better, and two (the much smaller part of the reason), because people still don’t know a lot about our field of work and consider us less of a musician.

        I went to a very prestigious music university, and it was the worst for me to hear yet another arrogant speech (I’m not calling you arrogant!) by professors who didn’t know what producing even entailed, yet they were certain that those “young people with their bleeps and lights” couldn’t be called musicians. After two years of having studied there, one of my professors acted surprised about my piano skills. I had passed the three-day entry exam like everyone else (which included a piano exam), yet, because my focus was set on electroacoustics, he had doubts about me possibly being a good pianist. At a symposium I talked about these regrettable experiences, using a metaphor about a bridge – academia not being ready to do their part while young(ish) producers were totally trying to reach them. An experienced colleague answered beautifully, saying, “The great thing about bridges is that everything is already connected underneath.” That made me happy.

        SorryNotSorry this got so long. I am passionate about this, and yes, I think producers are musicians. So are all the DJs I know. No sarcasm: Donna, thank you for being interested and open to learn more about producers.

  7. eggy weggs says:

    DJs and producers might be real musicians, but between this one and the utterly charmless Calvin Harris, I can’t muster up a lady b0n3r for any of them. Someone, please, find me a sexy producer/DJ. Knob twiddlers should be able to twiddle lots of knobs, not just the ones on a soundboard.

  8. Mika says:

    He was so hot in Major Lazer’s music video Be Together. I didn’t know I have a thing for blonds.

  9. DavidBowie says:

    She needs to stop with the fillers. She looks like chipmunk.

  10. emmyb1608 says:

    Are her boys being raised by their fathers or nannies? Seriously, every time there’s a snippet of ‘Kate Hudson news’ she’s either on girls holiday/break or she’s on a date… The amount of time she seems to spend away from home would make anyone think she had no responsibilities!

    • annaloo. says:

      I watch her snapchat, she is travelling a lot. Sometimes she brings Ryder, but I honestly think it’s nannies. Oh well, it’s her life and the kids seem fine. It’s not like they aren’t growing up in the Hollywood safety Net-work

  11. LuluPolly says:

    Remember when she was an actor?

    • QQ says:

      Nah, She dates like a Lot of my single gfs do and I did before I got with my dude, you get options and what you want and no one is kidding lying to themselves about what it is, It’s quite fun and practical and good to put dudes into perspective too

    • Jen says:

      I know a lot of people say this about her so this isn’t meant to be aggressive to you personally, but….so? She’s single, she seems to have a good relationship with her children and her ex’s…as someone who doesn’t have a whole lot of interest in a long-term relationship or marriage, I frequently get these comments too and it’s frustrating.

    • KiddVicious says:

      When I was young and single I did the same thing. There’s nothing wrong with it. I had no intention of getting married or having kids at that time, that doesn’t mean I should sit at home every night because I’m not looking for a husband. And musicians are the perfect people to date for a fun weekend.

  12. Naya says:

    You should stop using the term “dating” on Kate Hudson and Rihanna, until they personally refer to what they are doing as “dating”. Until then, they are just mushing genitals against some new dbag for a brief moment.

  13. cakecakecake says:

    Well, he isn’t attractive to me at all, maybe he is a nice guy huh??

    Kate’s face is morphing into something, I don’t know what though.
    leave it alone please.

  14. paolanqar says:

    If it wasn’t for her famous parents she’d be re-stocking shelves at Walmarts.
    She has the allure and vibe of somebody who doesn’t have to work and has never had to worry about money in her life. I am sure that without her resources and money she would look completely different.
    Yes I am jealous.

  15. Lucy says:

    Good for her. I must say I admire the way she handles casual dating, no sarcasm. Also, he’s hot.

  16. Joni says:

    What do women see in him?
    His rep is denying it because they’re f*ck buddies. That’s not dating.

  17. Claudia says:

    Isn’t Diplo a friend of Calvin Harris? I think so because Calvin thanked him in his iHeart Radio Awards speech (and didn’t mention Taylor). I bet those two have a lot to talk about…

    • Lauren II says:

      I admired Diplo when he called out Taylor, and many months later we learn he was telling the truth.
      That recent Taymerica PR squad stunt was so contrived and smug–and seems to have triggered a hate campaign against Taylor.
      Where is Tay’s squad to defend her honour?

  18. Minxx says:

    Kate Hudson is aging rapidly .. or she’s done something to her face. I can’t put my finger on it but she looks different.

  19. D says:

    I can’t help but find Diplo dirty sexy and I don’t even typically like blond guys. I just don’t get KH’s appeal. She’s so average.

  20. Pandy says:

    The namaste pose makes me want to punch his face. For the record, I don’t consider DJs to be musicians.

  21. Lensblury says:

    Woooh boy… thanks, Celebitchy. I agree. In my opinion, producers & DJs are definitely musicians. This made me a little angry. I’m a producer, I play instruments and studied composition. My DJ/producer colleagues are very musical, and on top of that they also know what they’re doing in terms of audio-engineering. Of course there are “bad” producers and “good” ones, but that usually comes from a lack of experience – just like a beginner on the violin doesn’t usually sound great. The producers I know who have never taken lessons / who can’t read sheet music still manage to make ( = compose/write) good songs with interesting chord progressions, melodies and changes, and they have a great ear for fine nuances. And the DJs… I swear, what these colleagues are capable of doing is almost like magic – and, again, highly musical and professional. Most of them are either producers/DJs/audio engineers anyway, or producers/rappers, or producers/rappers/DJs. Sometimes it’s just confusing that producers have a “DJ” in their names, and the general audience is like, “well, but he’s not a DJ” / “a DJ doesn’t produce”. Ugh. My rant is over now. I initially only came here to write “Diplo is HOT!”. Thanks again for defending producers/DJs!

  22. elle says:

    She has her mother’s face, but for some reason it doesn’t work as well on her.

  23. Jane says:

    Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Hudson. How funny.

  24. Craig says:

    When your own mother thinks your product is sh*t, I think it’s time to quit while you’re behind….good for Goldie.

    Cher for president!!!!!

  25. Chels says:

    Diplo is so hot! Get it gurl!