Kate Hudson Latest Celeb to Embrace Genderless Child Rearing

The actress wants to take a 'genderless' approach in raising her daughter

Actress Kate Hudson doesn’t plan to treat her 3-month-old daughter, Rani, any differently than her two sons.

Rani is Hudson’s first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. Her sons Bingham Bellamy, 7, and Ryder Robinson, 15, were born from previous relationships.

In an interview with AOL, Hudson revealed that having a daughter does not mean she’ll change her approach to parenting, although she admitted that “there’s definitely a difference.”

“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless - like a genderless [approach],” Hudson said. “We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as.”

Hudson isn’t the first celebrity parent to forgo gender norms when raising their child.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt helped their daughter Shiloh break gender norm when she was as young as 4-years-old and wanted her hair cut short. Shiloh, now 12, often sports suits and traditionally boyish clothing down the red carpet. 

“I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not,” Angelina Jolie told Reuters in defense of Shiloh’s clothing choices. “Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth.”

British singer Adele has had similar experiences with her kids.

In 2016, Adele let her then 3-year-old son Angelo with Simon Konecki dress in a princess costume inspired by the Disney film “Frozen.”

“I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes,” Adele told TIME. “Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.”

Like her daughter Rani, Hudson also grew up surrounded by older brothers. And in their own way, she and her brothers ignored gender norms, too.

“I was a tomboy in a spinning dress,” Hudson told AOL. “My middle brother, [Boston,] who is closest to me in age, was basically my sister because I put makeup on him all the time, and I’d dress him up and he loved it.”

It seems Hudson is looking forward to all the clothing options she can explore with her new baby girl, who Hudson says is currently “incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds and her way.”

“It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes,” Hudson said, followed by laugh when she added how she mainly bought onesies for the boys. “But with her, it’s a whole other ball game.”

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