A Timeline Of Kate Hudson's Relationships

Actor Kate Hudson is gorgeous, talented, and comes from a family of entertainers, but behind that radiant smile is a person not immune to the trials and tribulations of serious relationships. Over the years she's been involved with men she's worked with in film, as well as musicians and athletes. Some lasted longer than others, and three men fathered her children. There were times when rumors flew, with Hudson on the arm of a new man as the press ran headlines without confirmation of a relationship. In 2007, on the heels of her divorce from Chris Robinson, Hudson was spotted out with former "The Four Feathers" co-star Heath Ledger, and Page Six reported that she leap-frogged from Dax Shepard to Dane Cook and on to Ledger.

Whatever the reality of that time was, the actor's love life appeared complicated. She's been linked to a number of men, and after having one child with then-husband Robinson, Hudson took a page from her mother's book and didn't marry Matt Bellamy, the father of her second child, which likely proved to be the right move since the pair didn't make it as a couple.

After having a baby in 2018 with Danny Fujikawa, the two got engaged in 2021 but have yet to marry at the time of this writing. With the hopes of a 2023 wedding happening for Kate Hudson, now is the perfect time to look back at the timeline of Hudson's relationships.

Chris Robinson made fantasy a reality

In 2000, Kate Hudson was almost famous when she appeared in the film "Almost Famous," where she plays a groupie to a rock band. While her own life imitated the art, she connected with Chris Robinson, founder and lead singer of the band The Black Crowes, at a party in May of that year. They moved in together after a few days' time and then married months later on New Year's Eve, per People.

In regards to all the buzz over the couple, Robinson told The Guardian in 2001, "Kate's not a scenester; she's a talented actress from a beautiful, strong family." In 2004, the couple welcomed a baby, son Ryder Robinson. When Hudson spoke to Cosmopolitan in 2005, things still seemed to be going well. She shared what drew her to Robinson — mostly his rebelliousness but also his humor. But another telling comment hinted at the couple's fate. "When the fun is over, it's over," she said. "I admire people who try to work out their relationships, but I don't know if I am that kind of person and I think Chris is the same way." Apparently, the fun stopped less than a year after that article, as the couple separated in August 2006 and finalized their divorce in October 2007, according to People.

In June 2022, Ryder graduated from high school and Hudson posted a picture on Instagram of herself and Robinson with Ryder in the middle, which seems to indicate that the couple's current relationship is at least amicable.

Owen Wilson was a whirlwind

In 2006, Kate Hudson appeared in the film "You, Me and Dupree" alongside fellow actor Owen Wilson. And though he wasn't her love interest in the movie (Matt Dillon played her husband), she and Wilson hit it off, per InStyle. Of course, nothing stopped the rumors from spreading about the timing of this new romance on the heels of her separation. Once the relationship was official, it didn't have much time to blossom before reports of their breakup spread. 

In August 2007, Wilson was reportedly hospitalized after a suicide attempt. The Associated Press noted that the actor requested privacy in order to "receive care and heal" (via The Baltimore Sun). Speaking with Vogue later that year (via MTV News), Hudson said: "Owen is such a lovely person, and I love him dearly. And I wish him beautiful things — health and everything that he desires in life." In 2008, per People, reporters confused Hudson's "Bride Wars" ring for a real engagement ring from Wilson, after the two had rekindled their relationship. They broke up, reunited again in 2009, and finally went their separate ways.

Appearing on "The Drew Barrymore Show" in 2022, Hudson and the host reminisced about their first time meeting in Hollywood, when Barrymore was dating Owen's brother Luke Wilson. After noting that Luke had also been dating some other women, Hudson said, "I've been there with a Wilson, too." She kept it light, signaling that perhaps the stars can be friends now.

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Dax Shepard was jealous of Kate

Kate Hudson's relationship with Dax Shepard may have lasted mere months in 2007, but the "meet-cute" story for this couple was one the for books — probably the "fake fiance" rom-com variety. According to what Shepard shared during a 2019 episode of his podcast, "Armchair Expert," Hudson first conversed with Shepard at Tobey Maguire's home. At the time, neither was available to date. They'd had a few other encounters in which they clicked as friends but were still attached to significant others.

As fate would have it, they bumped into each other sometime later at a Malibu dinner party, and they were both freely enjoying each other's company throughout the meal. According to Shepard, the two decided to pretend they were dating to mess with the paparazzi outside. He said, "We exited Nobu. I was shirtless. We were holding hands. I was acting mad at the paparazzi that they were invading our privacy." That shared experience led to them dating. "Our personalities are super compatible," Hudson said. "We laughed our asses off."

Unfortunately, the two were in different places in their lives and careers, which isn't always a problem in a relationship, but in this case, it was. Hudson was a young mom and rising star, and Shepard's career had fallen into a lull after some movies that didn't hit. "I felt very less than around you quite often," Shepard told Hudson. The actors agreed during the podcast interview that the breakup was mutual.

Lance Armstrong wasn't ready

In 2006's "You, Me, and Dupree" starring Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, and Matt Dillon, a dream sequence shows Wilson's character on a yacht with Hudson's character in a slinky black bathing suit, performing a seductive dance for him. Then, when they kiss, the camera pans over to Lance Armstrong, who says, "Nice, Dupree." And apparently Armstrong thought it was more than nice. Not only did a relationship between Hudson and Wilson follow after that movie, but Armstrong and Hudson also gave it a go as a couple immediately after Hudson's split from Wilson.

When the story broke after the couple went public at a party in Cannes in 2008 (per New York Daily News), tabloids were quick to point out how this must have hurt Wilson, who was likely still recovering from his hospitalization and was a friend of Armstrong's, to boot. According to the Daily Mail, Armstrong had dated another of Wilson's exes before — hooking up with Sheryl Crow after she and Wilson split. But Armstrong and Hudson parted ways only months later. 

Per the Chicago Sun-Times (via Fox News), someone with Armstrong's LiveStrong foundation claimed Kate Hudson was "too needy" and was peddling the relationship forward too quickly for the cyclist.

Adam Scott, the flirty new friend

Lance Armstrong might not have been ready for a relationship, but Kate Hudson wasn't giving up on finding love. She just needed to recharge. And what better place to do that than in Hawaii? In January 2009, she was spotted on the island with then eligible bachelor Adam Scott, an Australian pro golfer. The Daily Mail posted some telling pics of the couple enjoying the water and lying on towels and laughing together.

Despite how flirty those images might have been, not much further appeared to transpire between the two. Hudson had been featured on the cover of InStyle magazine and in her article, she talked about being single and how she was enjoying it. "I feel good in relationships," she told the publication. "But it's also the first time I've ever taken a step back and gotten a new perspective. I'm just trying to be an adult on my own." 

Adam Scott's story seemed to corroborate Hudson's. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Scott denied a romantic relationship, explaining, "I'm not here with her but I know Kate." He went on to say they'd only met that weekend through a mutual acquaintance.

Alex Rodriguez and the material girl

In November 2008, the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami had their grand reopening, complete with a guest list of talented and beautiful A-listers — including Kate Hudson and baller Alex Rodriguez, sans his "Material Girl" girlfriend, Madonna. According to a source for the New York Daily News, Hudson was turning on the charms quite heavily with A-Rod, who seemed to have no qualms about giggling the night away with her. 

"Hudson had her arms completely wrapped around A-Rod's waist and every time he leaned over to talk to anyone she would pull him back toward her," the source revealed. Fast forward to May 2009, when Page Six reported that Hudson was spotted at the Yankees game. Nothing shocking there, as the actor has been known to attend a sporting event. However, after the game, she headed out to New York's Mustang Grill with Rodriguez.

It wasn't long before Hudson became a regular fixture at the stadium, cheering A-Rod on, hanging with stepdad Kurt Russell, and even celebrating a World Series win. But by the end of 2009, the couple still didn't appear to be that serious, at least that's what she told Harper's Bazaar. "It's unfair to talk about somebody else, especially when you're not in that place yet to be discussing those things," Hudson said. And by January 2010, the couple was no more. Of course, rumors abound about the reason, including from the Daily Mail, who reported it was because Hudson was jealous of Madonna and that Rodriguez refused to disconnect from the pop star.

Matt Bellamy, Baby Daddy #2

Kate Hudson met her next "leading man" — or should we say front man — in April 2010 at Coachella. After talking, they realized they'd met before, and when Hudson also noticed she was separated from her group, Bellamy offered to help her find them. Hudson and Bellamy, lead singer and guitarist for the band Muse, hit it off immediately, and things moved quickly from there, as she shared with InStyle. With regard to whether wedding bells were in their future, Hudson stated, "Matthew and I kind of skipped that part and went right to the good stuff!" (This referring to her being pregnant with Bellamy's baby in 2011.)

Plot twist — that same month, Hudson appeared on "The Today Show" wearing a large diamond ring that couldn't escape Matt Lauer's attention. Hudson told Lauer, "It just happened a week ago." In July of that year, Bingham Hawn Bellamy was born.

Unfortunately, the couple never made it down the aisle, and by the end of 2014, reports were coming in that they were separated. Hudson told Allure in 2015, "If Matt and I had a great relationship, we would still be together, but we chose to move on because we had different visions of how we wanted to live our lives." And as far as little Bingham goes, Hudson shared, "We said, 'We need to try to create something for the kids where they feel like they're gaining something rather than losing something.'"

Derek Hough put the moves on Kate

Kate Hudson doesn't just love music; she also has a longtime love of dance. And she's got the skills to shine doing both (evidenced by her five episodes of "Glee" as Cassandra July and her starring role in 2021's "Music"). That shared love may have been what brought her and Derek Hough together. 

In October 2013, she told Shape magazine (via Us Weekly), "My heart is really in contemporary jazz, but lately I've been ballroom dancing with Derek Hough. It's been a real blast." In fact, TMZ shared a video of Hough and Hudson performing a sexy Rumba in what appears to be a club. By the end of 2014, after her split with Matt Bellamy, Hudson was reportedly dating Hough; sources told Us Weekly the pair were seen together at a restaurant and another insider told the publication they saw the couple kissing.

In April 2015, Hudson was off-camera during a taping of "Dancing with the Stars" and watched Hough dance with his partner at the time, Olympian Nastia Liukin, per People. And despite the "kissing" rumors, a source told the magazine that Hough and Hudson were "just good friends." Only two months later, Us Weekly shared reports from an inside source who said the couple was giving it another go. "She hugged him and they kept their arms around each other for a while before actually letting go," the source said of their time together at a U2 concert.

Nick Jonas doesn't kiss and tell

Whatever was happening between Kate Hudson and Derek Hough, by the end of 2015, it appeared to have faded away. Enter singer/actor Nick Jonas. Rumors about the two dating started as early as September 2015. While Page Six reported they were simply "hanging out," TMZ shared photos of Hudson with Jonas enjoying time together at Disney World in Orlando and then brunch in Miami.

When Complex interviewed the Jonas brother — who is 13 years younger than Hudson — early in 2016, he appeared defensive in his answers about whether the two were seeing each other. "You know, it's interesting. You're allowed to ask me whatever the f*** you want and I'll answer it, or not," he stated. When pressed for more detail, Jonas respectfully declined to comment specifically about "sex" but said, "Kate's incredible. We had an unbelievable connection as two humans who just admire things about each other, and see something in each other that's beautiful."

Months later, sightings of the couple were still coming in. Not only did ET report they'd been out dining together, but a source confirmed to the outlet that they had been seeing each other. If there was any doubt about the connection, Hudson's mom, Goldie Hawn, basically confirmed it a year later while on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" when she said, "He's a very nice guy. He's a good person." When Cohen asked if she'd ever made dinner for Jonas, she replied, "I would have if it lasted long enough."

Diplo may have only been rumored

In May 2016, Kate Hudson was stunning on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York. She may not have had a date that night, but she reportedly didn't leave alone. According to Us Weekly, she was seen leaving with DJ/music producer Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz. An insider told the publication the two apparently spent time together in July of that year in Ibiza, Spain — though the stars seemed to be traveling separately and for different reasons.

The seriousness of the relationship wasn't clear, but some sort of connection stayed through the new year. In February 2017, The Hollywood Reporter gave the play-by-play from some of the hottest Oscar parties, and Hudson and Diplo, who had previously been linked to Katy Perry, made the list. "12:31 p.m. Diplo leads Kate Hudson by the hand as they rush through the party," the publication reported. Even as late as December 2017, Hudson tagged Diplo in an Instagram image of her and a friend enjoying a night out. But by then, Hudson was already dating musician Danny Fujikawa.

Danny Fujikawa, the man of her dreams

Although Kate Hudson appears to be in no hurry to walk down the aisle, she has, at least, found the man she wants to do it with. Hudson began dating Danny Fujikawa in 2016, though according to an Instagram post of the love birds, they've known each other since Hudson was 23. Fujikawa was a singer/guitarist for the band Chief and is founder of Lightwave Records.

The first official sighting of the pair as a couple was in March 2017, when snaps were taken of them kissing outside a juice bar, per Us Weekly. Two months later, Hudson showed up to the premiere of her mother's movie, "Snatched," with Fujikawa on her arm. Of course, from there they were inseparable, and in October 2018, they welcomed daughter Rani.

The ultimate test came when the actor and musician had to quarantine together. "He makes me feel beautiful every single moment of the day, even when we have fought," Hudson told People in 2020, just as the pandemic hit. Not only did they come out stronger, but what followed was an engagement announcement in September 2021. A year later, when they still weren't hitched, people began to wonder what the deal was. When Access Hollywood asked for an update, Hudson said, "We have no idea. We can't wait, but no, not yet."