Ask any mom with two boys – when you get the news that your next child is going to be a girl, your heart skips a beat. And that’s just what probably happened when actress Kate Hudson gave birth to daughter Rani Rose last October. Yet, in a new interview, Hudson says the sheer fact that she now has a girl in the household won’t necessarily change how she does things.
“It doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference,” says Hudson, who currently resides with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. “I think you just raise your kids individually regardless – like a genderless [approach]. We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as. I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds and her way.”
Indeed, Hudson admits that having a girl makes going to the store these days a whole lot more fun.
“It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes,” says Hudson, who is also mom to son Ryder and son Bingham. “With the boys it was just like onesies … actually, I did pretty good with the boys. [Laughs] But with her it’s a whole other ball game. There’s some stuff that I’m like, “I can’t do that to her, because it’s so over-the-top.”
Kate announced in April that she and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa were expecting a child together. The couple took to Instagram to share a gender reveal video, letting fans know she would be having a girl, her first daughter.
“We have been trying to keep this pregnancy under the radar for as long as possible but I’m a poppin now! And it’s too darn challenging to hide, and frankly hiding is more exhausting then just coming out with it! My kids, Danny, myself and the entire family are crazy excited! A little girl on the way ?.”
Rani Rose was born on October 2 and named after Danny’s father, Roni.
“We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa,” Kate said in an Instagram post announcing the news. “Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honor.”