Speaking to the Daily Mail, Bill Hudson, 65, said he no longer considers Oliver and Kate Hudson as his children after being enraged by a Father’s Day insult.
“I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I say to them no, ‘I set you free’,” Bill said during the interview. “I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three.”
Oliver, 38, posted a photo of himself and Kate, 36, with Bill accompanied by a message reading, “Happy abandonment day.”
What made Bill’s outburst even worse are the Father’s Day messages of Kate and Oliver addressing Kurt Russell as their ‘Pa’. Russell has been the long-time love of Bill’s ex, Goldie Hawn.
“Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack,” said Bill. “He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth.”
Bill also told the two to stop using his last name. “I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name,” Bill told Daily Mail. “They are no longer a part of my life.”
He told Kate to take Russell’s last name instead. “She wants to be Kurt’s daughter? Well then, take his name, stop using mine,” said Bill.
Moreover, Bill blames Russell on his estrangement with his family. According to Bill, Hawn never had a bad word to say about him but everything changed when Russell entered Hawn’s life.
“But when Kurt 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’,” Bill explained.