Goldie Hawn honored one of her favorite women in Hollywood at an event on Monday (October 18) – her daughter Kate Hudson.
At ELLE’s 17th Annual Women In Hollywood Tribute n Beverly Hills, Us reports that Goldie started off her tribute by recalling Kate’s birth in 1979.
“I was on the 405, and she was inside me, and I was fooling around, and I felt really good, about 8 months [pregnant], and I was going to name her Rebecca because it was biblical and romantic and gentle,” Goldie recalls. “All of sudden, she punched me so hard in my you-know-where. I screamed and I said, ‘Oh my God. This is a Kate, not a Rebecca!’ She is a Kate!”
And the delivery day was equally raucous. “I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing or whatever,” Goldie continues. “I had a C-section, I had my nails done…and all of sudden, out she comes and they said, ‘It’s a boy!’ And I said, ‘No it’s a girl!’ And, by the way, I didn’t know what it was. I just felt that it was a girl. And then they said, ‘Oh, no it’s a girl!’ And I said, ‘What part of her anatomy were you looking at?!'”
Goldie went on to describe Kate as “a voracious eater. She is a voracious human being and she still likes to eat. And she is also voracious about life.
“I will say, I am very proud,” Goldie said, looking at her daughter. “I am deeply proud of your character, and I am very proud of your tenacity. You stick to your guns…and I am proud of your talent.”