Celebrity fathers are much like us: they communicate through social media as best they can.
She captioned a flashback snapshot of her cuddling in bed with Russell with, “Fun, adventurous, passionate, determined, honest, devoted, fantastic parent and the best head of hair in Los Angeles.” “We’re in luck! Pa, I adore you! Father’s Day greetings.”
Hudson is estranged from her biological father, singer Bill Hudson, and was raised by her mother and Russell, Hawn’s companion for nearly 40 years.
Russell doesn’t have his own social media account, so Hawn forwarded her daughter’s letter to him before sharing his poignant answer in the comments for all to see.
“Honey I presented it to my father. “This is his message…” Hawn penned the piece.
“Birdie, Mommy just showed me this image; it’s the ideal Father’s Day gift.” It’s something I’ve never seen before. Russell wrote, “Wow…a it’s killer.” “There’s a lot of water under the bridge… It’s a little difficult to see because all the water seems to have found its way into my eyes… Sweetheart, thank you for making me the luckiest parent on the planet. Pa, I adore you.”
Russell received a special shoutout from Hawn, who shared a snapshot of the two actors kissing on Instagram.
She captioned the shot, “How can I describe the gratitude and love I feel for the greatest father who has given us all so much in this life?”
Hudson and her brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were born during Bill Hudson and Hawn’s marriage from 1976 until 1982, but they both regard Russell to be their father.
Hawn and Russell have a son, Wyatt Russell, who stars in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” From a previous marriage to Season Hubley, the “Escape from New York” actor had a son named Boston.
Hudson has raved over Russell’s importance in her life over the years, describing him as a “wonderful loyal guardian” and “our trusty true captain” in a Father’s Day post last year.
The star’s estrangement from her biological father, though, continues to weigh heavily on her mind.
“I have a wonderful family and a lovely mother.” In an episode of “Sunday Today with Willie Geist” last year, she remarked, “I had a stepfather who stepped in and played a major, huge part in explaining what it’s like to have a solid father figure in our life.”
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“But that doesn’t change the fact that we didn’t know our father,” she continued, referring to the fracture as a “41-year-old issue” that still exists today. “Sometimes all people need to hear is that they’re not alone.”
Hudson paid another homage to her partner Danny Fujikawa on Instagram on Father’s Day, posting a video of him with their 3-year-old daughter Rani.
Hudson, like her parents, comes from a blended household. She also has two sons: Ryder, 18, whom she shares with ex-husband musician Chris Robinson, and Bingham, 10, whom she shares with Muse vocalist Matt Bellamy from a prior relationship.