Kurt Russell Turns 73 — Kate Hudson Shares Touching Tribute to ‘Devoted’ Stepdad Who Raised Her

Celebrating a bond that goes beyond genetics, Kate Hudson honored Kurt Russell on his birthday with a heartfelt post. Their close bond, rich with love and lessons, shone through in her tribute.

Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell posing for a picture posted on March 17, 2024 | Source: Instagram/katehudson

In a heartfelt tribute that illuminated the depths of familial bonds beyond blood, Kate Hudson recently celebrated the 73rd birthday of her stepfather, Kurt Russell, a man she affectionately refers to as “Pa.” The occasion was marked with a nostalgic throwback photo shared on social media, capturing a tender moment between her and Kurt from her childhood.

The image—which showcased the duo beaming widely at the camera—was a poignant reminder of the strength of their connection. Kate’s message, vibrant in all caps, expressed her love and gratitude for Kurt. She gushed, “LOVE YOU PA! ST PATRICKS DAY IS ALWAYS THE BEST BECAUSE WE GET TO CELEBRATE YOU. Happy birthday Pa! We love you.”

This heartwarming message is not the first time the loving daughter has dedicated a tribute to her doting dad as she has honored him many times in several posts she’s shared over the years. Such posts highlight the profound impact Kurt has had on her life and the lives of her siblings.

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson at Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's Hollywood Walk of Fame double star ceremony in Hollywood, California on May 4, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

For Kurt’s birthday in 2021, Kate shared an extended family photo which included Kurt, her mother Goldie Hawn, her brothers Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, and Kurt’s son, Boston Russell. Her caption further unveiled the deep admiration she holds for Kurt and painted him as a pillar of strength, laughter, and unwavering support for their family.

She expressed, “I often wonder how different our life would have been if he never entered the picture. How different I would be […] He’s a pick up your boot straps kinda dad. Don’t cry, shake it off you’re ok, kinda dad […] My girl can rule the world, kinda dad.”

Kate also mentioned the confidence Kurt helped instill in her, divulging, “When you have a dad who gives you permission to be confident you live courageously.”

Further demonstrating their familial closeness are Kate’s Father’s Day posts which have consistently celebrated Kurt’s prominent patriarchal role in their family. For Father’s Day in 2022, she labeled him as a “fun, adventurous, passionate, determined, honest, devoted, amazing father.”

From a picture of a jubilant Kurt surrounded by family and a green cake to a more intimate snapshot of father-daughter affection, Kate’s tributes resonate with gratitude and love for the man who has been a constant source of guidance and support.

Adding another layer to this familial tapestry, insights from a January 2024 interview with Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” reveal the fascinating complexity of Kurt as a person. Described by Kate as “interesting,” Kurt emerges as a man of depth and intrigue who has had many captivating life experiences.

During Kate and Oliver’s humorous revelations about Kurt inadvertently crossing paths with notorious figures like O.J. Simpson and Ted Bundy, what was most poignant was how they lovingly referred to him as their “dad,” whom they cherish.

Aside from the glowing reviews received by his adored adult kids, Kurt himself offered a glimpse into the proud, loving father behind the Hollywood persona.

In an interview conducted in 2016, while talking about his relationship with Kate, he fondly recalled, “There are those red letter days, and for Kate, many of those red letter days were plays that she did at school or a song she would sing […] when she was doing plays in the school and stuff, Goldie and I would look at her and go, ‘Well yeah, we know what she’s gonna do. There’s no question about that.’ […] You’re always proud of your kids.”

He also shared a particularly sweet story of Kate as a little girl and how she would energetically jump on and off her bed for hours while singing Van Halen’s “Jump.”

Kate and Kurt’s relationship transcends the typical stepfather-stepdaughter dynamic. Through years of shared memories, public tributes, and personal anecdotes, the pair showcase a familial love that is deeply rooted in respect, admiration, and an unbreakable bond.

Read a different story about another endearing post Kate shared online of Kurt which came hot on the heels of an exciting announcement from his son Wyatt.

Kurt Russell and his stepdaughter, Kate Hudson, famously get along. The pair have always shared a close relationship and often praise one another on social media. Thanksgiving was no different when Hudson posted a sweet video of her family celebrating the holiday.

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson at Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's Hollywood Walk of Fame double star ceremony in Hollywood, California on May 4, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

As usual, Hudson and Russell cuddled up to take a photo together. In the snap, Russell smiles from ear to ear as Hudson grins while resting her head on his arm. Fans were delighted with the video.

One fan commented that they were happy to see how happy Hudson and Russell looked, while another called Russell “adorable.” Many shared the sentiment, saying how great Russell looked. Another commenter said they were their favorite Hollywood family.

Many commenters talked about what a fantastic family they were and all the love that was so apparent in Hudson’s video. One said seeing Hudson with her parents at the celebration was beautiful.

The video of the family came shortly after Russell’s son, Wyatt Russell, announced that he and his wife were expecting their second child, making Russell a grandfather for the eighth time. The couple has not yet announced when their baby is due.

Russell’s Eighth Grandchild
In a joint interview, Russell and his son discussed the new baby. Russell’s son confirmed that his son was getting a baby brother, and he was excited to have even more children after the baby was born.

Russell called his son’s first son, Buddy, “spectacular” and said he loved being a grandparent. Russell’s son then shared some stories about how different his father was with his son and clarified:

“He doesn’t have to parent the child; that’s my job.”

He went on to say that Russell was fantastic at being a grandfather but that there were little things that Russell did for his grandson that he never did for him when he was growing up.

Russell also talked about his longtime partner, Goldie Hawn, sharing details about their relationship. The pair have been together for 34 years but have never tied the knot. The couple revealed that they didn’t need marriage to fortify their bond.

When asked how they stayed together for as long as they have in such an unconventional way, Hawn shared:

“Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy. Family. Fun. Laughs.”

She added that any couple with these things could stand the test of time. Hawn and Russell have often gushed about one another in public, praising the other for their love and support over the years.






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