Kate Hudson Dad: Actress Forgives Bill Hudson For Disowning Her

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Kate Hudson has opened up about her dad publicly disowning her and her brother last year.

Bill Hudson infamously posted the following statement about Kate and her brother in 2015: "I say to them now, 'I set you free.' I had five birth children, and I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own . . . [Oliver] is dead to me now. As is Kate."

Kate grew up with mom Goldie Hawn and Hawn's long-time partner Kurt Russell, whom Kate calls "Pa." In reference to her biological dad's statement, Kate only wants peace.

"I think forgiveness in any aspect is something that is complex," she said in an interview on The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday morning. "It is the greatest tool to be able to separate that attachment. So for me, I recognize whatever those issues are is something he has to live with. That must be painful for him and I forgive him."

For more on Kate's interview, watch the video above.

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