Goldie and Bill Hudson had a second child together, Oliver. Kate and Oliver have both commented on the effort they have each made to get in touch with their biological father, but Bill has not replied. The two siblings clearly learned their family values from Goldie and thanks to Goldie, they have a very close relationship.
As for the lack of connection to their biological father, they fortunately have a father figure in Kurt who immediately stepped in to completely fulfill the role.
It isn't easy to grow up in the shadow of two major movie legends and Kate was definitely no stranger to this. She decided that it was critical for her career to distance herself from her parents and build her own career.
The first major role she landed was as Penny Lane in Almost Famous, directed by Cameron Crowe. Her performance scored her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Kate And Kurt Russell
Remarrying when you already have kids can be messy if your children don't want to welcome a new father figure into their lives. Lucky for both Kurt and Kate, things turned out exceptionally well between the two and Kate even thinks of Kurt as her real father. Kate has never had hard feelings towards her real father, Bill, but she does feel a stronger connection to Kurt who has been raising her since she was 18 months old.
Kate has commented that her biological father has no idea where she is or what she's doing. Kate has shared about Kurt that he has helped her a lot with her career over the years: "He is so honest, so brutally honest. I love him so much; he is just a great guy. He is an original. He doesn't buy into things." In fact, the two shared the big screen together when they acted in the 2016 drama Deepwater Horizon.
The Absent Father Speaks
In 2015, Oliver shared a very honest Father's Day picture on Instagram with the caption "Happy abandonment day" clearly meant for their biological father, Bill. Bill Hudson shared his version of the story with The Daily Mail. He claims that Goldie turned his children against him. While he made attempts at staying close with Kate and Oliver following the divorce, Goldie kept the kids away from him, instead, wanting to grow the bond between them and Kurt.
After Oliver shared this last post, he decided that he no longer wanted any contact with his children. He shared with the Daily Mail "I say to them now, ‘I set you free.' I had five birth children and I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own... [Oliver] is dead to me now. As is Kate."
Hudson Kids Loved Kurt From Day 1
From the moment Kurt became a part of the Hudson's lives, the bond was just natural between them. They loved him since the moment they met him.
In an interview with People, Goldie shared "What really got me was when I watched my kids when they'd come to the set and how he was with them. He was amazing with them. He was such a natural."