Kate Hudson in Harper’s Bazaar: “I’m not needy”


I know many of you can’t stand her, but I actually like Kate Hudson. Yes, she got a new guy every two seconds, and she introduces every one of them to her son, and that’s not very good. But! I admire how upbeat and positive she is, and I like that she never bitches and moans about anything – she’s very professional, she never bad-mouths anyone or anything, and she seems like a lot of fun. Anyway, Kate’s new interview in the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar is no different. She seems a little defensive, but still upbeat. She doesn’t really want to talk about her relationship with Alex Rodriguez, but you can tell she would love to gossip about him with her girlfriends. She also says “I’m not needy” as if battling that portrayal of herself specifically from the tabloids. I actually believe that she’s not particularly needy. Here are the highlights from Bazaar (complete article here and photo spread here):

On failed relationships: “No matter how many times my heart breaks, I’ll never be any different.”

On why heartbreak is worth the risk: “I’d rather hang out with a person who’s done everything than who’s done nothing. It would suck to die and not have experienced my life, really. I mean, I think you should keep your eyes open. Blinders are fun for a second, but they have to come off eventually. And I believe it’s important to get to know people, to really get to know them.”

On pregnancy, engagement and break up rumors: “I’m not pregnant,” she says. “I can’t go two months without being pregnant, engaged, or breaking up because I’m too needy, which is always the one they love. I’m not needy. You kind of have to laugh it off, but it can kind of screw up other things around it.”

On why she doesn’t talk about her relationships: “I have a child, and there are people involved, and it’s unfair to talk about somebody else, especially when you’re not in that place yet to be discussing those things. If I was sitting here with a belly out to here, I’d be talking about what the relationship is and how important that is in my life right now.”

On not feeling pressure from family or friends to avoid Alex Rodriguez because of his past mistakes: ” I don’t really have friends like that,” Kate says. “My mother never shook anybody’s hand. She has kissed and hugged her way through life. [My family had] an open-door policy. We were never afraid to bring the wrong person home. They were always open to our failures.”

On the photo of her and A-Rod kissing: “There’s a guy that’s shooting probably 60 frames a minute. That was a sideswipe on the cheek. That wasn’t even a kiss. I quickly kissed the cheek. And I remember one of the headlines the next day said, MAKEOUT SESSION. What is wrong with people?”

On Chris Robinson: “Chris is a great dad. I feel really lucky. When we first met, it was so immediate. I had no question in my mind I was supposed to marry him and have children with him.

[From Harper’s Bazaar, January 2010 issue]

Oh, I like the cover image and photo shoot by the way. These photos are a lot better than Kate’s last magazine spread, in Elle UK, where they made her look like a gristly body builder. Kate admitted last month that she lost a lot of weight by simply cutting out the beer, but just from looking at pictures of Kate over the past few months, I think her weight yo-yos all the time. Not anything major, but she’s such a small girl that you notice when she gains five pounds. Anyway, I’m glad Kate is so happy – I really do think she and A-Rod will end up getting married, I really do. She’s all over it. And she’s good for him too!

Harper’s Bazaar cover and additional photos by Peter Lindbergh, courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar.

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  1. Kevin says:

    You may not be needy, but are definitely greedy. How about leaving a few guys unused for the rest of the gals.

  2. Lem says:

    all I needed was the title to send coffee flying out my nose. ouch! Darnnit K.

  3. diva says:

    I don’t predict her relationship with A-Rod lasting much longer. She is known to be needy, that is why Lance dumped her. She meets men and within two weeks introduces them to her son and has her son hanging out with the random men that she barely knows. She maybe desperate, instead of needy.

  4. Eileen Yover says:

    I can’t not like her because my absolute favorite movie in the world is Almost Famous and she was my favorite character! I think she’s adorable-though her constant need for companionsip is strange…as well as her choices: Owen (yuck), Chris( eewwwwww), now ARod (barf)?? She is all over the map!

  5. Ally says:

    I don’t think it’ll last cause A-Rod’s a slut. (Even one degree of separation with golfers now with sharing Rachel Uchitel with Tiger Woods.)

  6. lilred says:

    I think it’s important for her guys to meet her son, they are a package deal. however she might want to wait a little bit longer before introducing them, for his sake.

  7. princess pea says:

    I totally believe she’s not needy. I tend to think of her as a young, female Clooney. She’ll sleep with whomever she pleases, when she pleases. More power to her, I say.

    Personally, I don’t like ARod… so I hope they don’t marry. She’s so much cooler than that pinhead.

  8. Firestarter says:

    She may not be needy but she is annoying.

  9. anonymous says:

    She is the opposite of needy. She likes boys and falls in love quickly and intensely, but that doesn’t make her needy. She can also drop them/forget about them at the drop of a hat. She doesn’t pine away. I quite like her. She’s a modern-day feminist (not the man-hating kind).

  10. Sumodo says:

    Has anybody done a list of her ho-okups? That would be fascinating. And while she brought luck to A-Rod, she was disastrous to Owen Wilson.

  11. Julian says:

    With the kind of lifestyle an actress leads and the travel involved, it would be sort of impossible not to introduce your kids to your boyfriends. Kids are so much more durable and together than so many people give them credit for. There’s nothing wrong with introducing them to boyfriends if they have a strong relationship with their father. It’s also very important for a kid to get along with their mom’s SO.

  12. Fargo says:

    #10 Here is a list of her men for the last 10 years. (A total of 5).

    She was with Chris Robinson from 2000 to 2006. Then Owen Wilson (3 years off and on). She dated Dax Shepard (2 months) and Lance Armstong (3 months)in between breakups with Owen, and now dates Alex (about 7 months).

    What’s so shocking about that? Anyone who thinks that is a lot of guys must have a pretty sorry love life!

  13. lucy2 says:

    I think her love life seems so crazy because there’s NOTHING else to talk about regarding her. After Almost Famous, which was great, she has done terrible films with no substance.

  14. Firestarter says:

    @Lucy2- ITA, but I have to say I did kinda like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

  15. Kevin says:

    I’m willing to bet stinky Matt tried the goodies during filming of how to lose a guy.

  16. lrm says:

    hey,i was on the ‘annoyed b/c she is entitled and literally handed the reigns to her mother’s empire in hollywood’…BUT,after seeing clips of ‘9’,I’m thinking she may have the goods-and maybe will start getting better scripts and doing better work.
    IF she has it in her,then I will not begrudge her having had major connections. Time will tell…

    But<i recall a few years back,suddenly she was everywhere. And it literally was surreal-like the media was campaigning for her to be a new sweetheart for us. I dont even think she had a film out at the time.

    It was one of those lightbulb moments,where you could actually see how the media makes you think what they want to. bizarre.

  17. Sumodo says:

    @Fargo — you are correct and she’s not been needy or a ho. However, the back and forth nature (co-dependency) with Owen Wilson was foolish. Good job, BTW, Fargo!

  18. crash2GO2 says:

    I didn’t introduce my daughter to my dates. And she has not met my boyfriend. He and I are in agreement that it is too confusing for young children to get attached to someone when there is a chance it won’t work out. If we get engaged, I will meet his children, and he will meet mine.

  19. Tia C says:

    @ Fargo – thank you for doing the math! I’ve always wondered why people say she goes through so many men, because it hasn’t seemed like it to me. 5 guys in 10 years, that would be tame for me, lol.

    @crash2GO2 – completely unsolicited advice – speaking as a former stepparent, I recommend you interact with those kids before you even contemplate engagement. You are going to want to know how you get along with them. Trust me! 😉

    @ princess pea, I totally agree! She deserves way better than that dumb (cheater) jock.

  20. Lee says:

    Don’t forget she dated Sally Field’s son for two years in HS and was rumored to be involved or have a tryst with a pro Basketball player that went to her HS as well.

    And I don’t know about any non famous people she has dated.

  21. WTF?!? says:

    She’s not talented or particularly attractive, either.

  22. Tiffany says:

    I think that it is amazing that she does not talk about the relationship because the are “people involved” but has never had a problem talking about Chris Robinson, they have been divorced for about 4 years (and he has moved on and had another kid) and still is talking about him in interviews. If a reporter is asking a question about, I don’t see her claming up and being shy about it and stating there are “people involved”. Maybe I am not reading it correctly but if she has not talked about Wilson, Armstrong, Shepard or A-Rod, why is it ok to continue to talk about Robinson?