'They're Dead To Me Now' - Kate And Oliver Hudson Have Been Disowned By Their Father
The father of Hollywood stars Kate and Oliver Hudson has publicly disowned his two children and claimed they are "dead to me now".
Bill Hudson separated from Goldie Hawn when the pair were children and Oliver, who plays Jeff Fordham in Nashville, took a very public dig at his estranged father on Instagram on Father's Day last week.
He posted a photo of he, Bill and Kate before tagging the How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days actress with the comment 'happy abandonment day @katehudson'.
Bill has now said he would like the pair to stop using his name as he no longer considers them his children, adding that Hawn drove a wedge between them.
"When we split up, she never had a bad word to say about me. But when Kurt Russell came on the scene, the narrative changed and I became the big, bad wolf. I would say to her 'Goldie, why are you trashing me and saying I'm an absent father when it's simply not the case?' and she'd laugh and go 'Oh Bill, you know it makes for a better story.'"
"I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver's Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth."