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Goldie Hawn and son Oliver Hudson share tender moment as they embrace in waterside tribute

The Overboard star is a doting mom to Oliver, sister Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell, and a loving grandma too!


Oliver Hudson and mother actress Goldie Hawn attend the premiere of Roadside Attractions' & Godspeed Pictures' "Where Hope Grows" at ArcLight Cinemas on May 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California© Getty Images
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
September 7, 2023
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September 7 marks another year round the sun for Oliver Hudson, as the actor turns 47 today, and his famous family is already sharing the love.

His mom, Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn, took to her Instagram with the sweetest of tributes to the oldest of her three children, sharing a rare photo of theirs.

The mother and son are pictured on a yacht dressed in black, backs turned to the camera, as Goldie, 77, leans on the deck and Oliver puts his arm around her, pulling him in.

Goldie Hawn and Oliver Hudson in a waterside photo shared on Instagram© Instagram
Goldie shared a sweet photo with her son Oliver on his birthday

The beautiful photo was saddled with an equally touching dedication from Goldie, which read: "When your birthday boy puts his arm around you, all is right with the world. Happy birthday my beautiful son @theoliverhudson. I love you."

Fans left adoring comments like: "Happy Birthday, Oliver!! Sons are the best hugs," and: "So sweet, you are definitely blessed for you wonderful family, I'm sure that just didn't happen, a lot of love and work goes into raising great kids."

A third also added: "You raised such stellar human beings. Cheers!" while a fourth gushed: "What a sweet and heartwarming moment. Happy Birthday Oliver! Hope you have an amazing day."

Oliver Hudson and Goldie Hawn attend "The Christmas Chronicles" Premiere on November 12, 2018© Getty Images
Oliver and his famous mom are very close

Goldie shares a close relationship with her three children; Oliver, his sister Kate Hudson, 44, and her youngest, Wyatt Russell, 37. She welcomed Oliver and Kate with her second ex-husband, Bill Hudson, and Wyatt with her current partner, Kurt Russell.

While Oliver and Kate's relationship with their biological dad has been strained for years, they're extremely tight with their "pa" Kurt, who has been with his Overboard co-star for over four decades.

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Goldie has been resolute in her stance on not wanting to marry Kurt. When on Who's Talking to Chris Wallace last month, Goldie confirmed that she and Kurt never wanted to tie the knot "because we had been married."

Kate Hudson shares a childhood throwback of herself with her siblings Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell and mom Goldie Hawn© Instagram
The star is a doting mom to three children

"And because when it doesn't work out, it ends up to be a big business. Somebody has to own something. It's always ugly." 

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She continued: "Somebody has to actually take a look and say how many divorces are fun? How many divorces actually don't cost money? How many divorces make you even hate the person more than you did before? How many divorces have hurt children?"

Oliver Hudson and Erinn Bartlett with their three children© Instagram
Oliver and wife Erinn share three kids – Wilder, Bodhi, and Rio

The Oscar-winning actress asserted that they were happy with the way they chose to live their lives and be there for each other without needing the paperwork to prove it.

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"I like the idea that I can wake up in the morning and make decisions every day if I want to be here. I mean, you know, relationships are hard. They're not always easy. There's all kinds of hurdles that we go through."

WATCH: Goldie Hawn's famous family tree

Her children are all in loving relationships as well. Birthday boy Oliver has been married to actress and pageant queen Erinn Bartlett since 2006, and they share three children.

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Kate was previously married to Chris Robinson and engaged to Matt Belamy, both musicians with whom she shares a son each. Since 2021, she has been engaged to musician Danny Fujikawa, with whom she shares daughter Rani Rose, four. 

Meredith Hagner shares a photo of hers and Wyatt Russell's former LA home in a photo shared on Instagram© Instagram
Wyatt and his wife Meredith are parents-of-one themselves

Wyatt was previously married to stylist Sanne Hamers and after their divorce, found love again with actress Meredith Hagner. The couple tied the knot in 2019 and welcomed their son Buddy in 2021.

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