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Friday 22 August 2014

Hudson: Pregnancy changes everything

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson has revealed how pregnancy altered her relationship with fiancé Matthew Bellamy and why she believes demonstrating devotion to family is more important than signing a marriage licence.

The 33-year-old American actress and mother-of-two is currently engaged to wed Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy.

Kate shares nine-year-old son Ryder with her ex-husband, Black Crowes rocker Chris Robinson, and 21-month-old son Bingham with Matthew.

When she told Matthew she was pregnant their lives were altered forever.

“I knew it would take a strong man to deal with it. You know that with a relationship things can go either way when you have a child,” Kate revealed in the May issue of Elle UK. “When you get pregnant everything changes: you, your body. Everything becomes a big decision. But he was there and that was that.”

Kate and Matthew have enjoyed a nearly two-year engagement and there is no rush to walk down the aisle.

Kate is inspired by her mother Goldie Hawn’s three-decade long relationship with actor Kurt Russell and she aspires to establish a similar non-traditional family life with Matthew.

“We will get married. I do think it’s important, but we have no plans. [Ryder] wants a party. For me it’s not the legal part that is important, it’s what it means to the family,” Kate explained.

“When I was a kid, my brothers and sisters and I wanted my parents to get married. We ended up with something far more powerful. We were all together at home, Dad gave Mum a ring and said some beautiful words. It was their own version of the ceremony and I remember it so well. It was like it was about us. The family was the glue.”

Kate and Matthew became engaged in April 2011.

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