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Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson Marriage Profile

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Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson in Westwood, California on September 17, 2002.

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Actress Kate Hudson married musician Chris Robinson on New Year's Eve in 2000. After their wedding, Kate took a year off from her acting career to give their marriage a solid foundation. Kate and Chris separated in August 2006 and divorced in October 2007.

Here's information on their wedding, marriage, divorce, quotes, and more.

Quick Marriage Facts - Kate and Chris
Met: May 2000.
Married: December 2000.
First Marriage: Chris, no.
Separated: August 2006.
Divorced: October 2007.

Did You Know?
Kate and Chris have one son.

News Updates:

07/10/2011: Kate Hudson and her British rocker boyfriend Matthew Bellamy had a baby boy.

10/25/2007: The Hudson/Robinson divorce was finalized in October 2007.

11/17/2006: While Kate Hudson was in Australia working on a movie, Chris Robinson filed for divorce.

7/14/06: Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson announced their separation.

Born:

Kate Garry Hudson: April 19, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.

Christoper (Chris) Mark Robinson: December 20, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia.

How Kate and Chris Met:

Chris and Kate first met in May 2000 at a party in New York City. They quickly fell in love and were living together 4 days after they met.

Chris proposed by giving Kate an old fashioned, 5-carat Asscher-cut diamond in an art-deco setting.

Pre-Wedding Party:

Kate's December 29, 2000, bachelorette party was held at Caribou's Whiskey Bar in Aspen, Colorado.

Wedding Date:

December 31, 2000. The evening wedding of Kate and Chris was held at her parents' home in Aspen, Colorado with about 70 friends and family to celebrate with them.

Kate's wedding ring is white gold which matches the winter white theme of her wedding. Decorations included white candles and white flowers. The ceremony was performed under a white tent by a Ute Indian shaman.

The best man at their wedding was Rich Robinson. Dyani Redclay was the maid-of-honor. Kurt Russell walked Kate down the aisle.

Wedding Attire:

Kate Hudson wore a 19th-century theme dress that was designed by Vera Wong. The strapless ivory silk duchesse satin ballgown had a hand-stitched corset bodice.

Chris wore a hand-tailored charcoal gray sharkskin Brioni designed suit.

Wedding Reception:

Kate and Chris' wedding reception was held at the Elk Mountain Lodge. Wedding guests were treated to filet mignon and salmon. Guests included members of the Crowes band, Sally Field, Michael Douglas, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Children:

Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson have one son.
  • Ryder Russell Robinson: Born in 2004 in Los Angeles.

Kate has a son from her relationship with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. The baby was born in the summer of 2011.

Previous Marriages:

Chris Robinson has one previous marriage.
  • Lala Cassandra Sloatman: Lala, an actress, and Chris were married from September 8, 1996 through 1998 when they divorced.

Occupations:

Kate Hudson: Actress. Kate started a production company Cosmic Entertainment in 2003 with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and her brother Oliver Hudson.

Chris Robinson: Actor, lead singer for The Black Crowes, and composer.

Quotes About the Love and Marriage of Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson:

Kate: "I don't know if I'll ever get married again ... I don't know. ... It depends on who you end up with ... I don't regret a second of my marriage. ... Thank God for Chris. He made me partly who I am. ... We had a great time. We love each other deeply. We have an amazing son."
Source: Kate Stroup. "Kate Hudson In No Rush for Wedding No. 2." People.com. 12/09/08.

Kate about maintaining a relationship with Chris, Summer 2007: "For both Chris and me, our main focus is, and was, Ryder. And happy parents, happy baby.Therefore, I love Chris to pieces."
Source: People.com

Kate, about Chris: "I knew the first week. I remember one of the first things I said to him was, 'Tell me everything that you think I'm not going to like about you.' And he went on for about an hour and a half. Then I still married him. So he was always really totally up front with all that."
Source: About Movies

Kate, about their whirlwind romance: "I was okay being alone. I wasn't somebody who always needed to be in a relationship. I was out with my girlfriends in New York having a great time and boom! There he was ... We just kind of met and that was it. Every rule went out the window. We were telling each other we loved each other by the fourth day. I moved in in a week".
Source: Girls World

Kate, about Chris and drugs: "And then we met & and we took a walk, and he had on this black suede jacket, and he put it over my shoulders, and he smelled the jacket, and it just smelled like his life. And he just hated it & he stopped doing, you know, hard drugs."
Source: ABC Local

Goldie Hawn, about Chris: "We love Chris. He fits in. He has a similar free-spirit, love-of-life thing we all have. He makes Kate smile and that's all a mom can wish for."
Source: Hello Magazine

Kate, about taking a year off from acting: "I was sort of questioning what I should do and I was so happy being with Chris, and we didn't want to leave each other. So my mom just said, 'Honey, please do yourself a favor and go be a wife for a year.' Those were her exact words, and she said, 'It will be the best thing that you ever do, because you can establish your relationship with your husband and when your lives do get really crazy, it won't happen right when you get married. It'll happen when you've already established a marriage.' So that's what I did."
Source: WENN News

Kate, about life with Chris: "I cook, I knit. He watches TV, he writes. We hang out with each other."
Source: Hello Magazine

Kate, about relationships: "Relationships are so hard. They're crazy, but you just have to respect and love and have a good one. I feel really lucky. I got a really good one. I got one that keeps me on my toes.”
Source: About Movies

Kurt Russell, about Chris: "There's a guy who is irresistibly charming and real and he's funny. He's smart. We differ on a lot of stuff but he's his own man. You understand why a girl like Katy would fall in love with him."
Source: Girls World

Kate, about love not being always enough: “I think a lot of people do, but for me, I feel that love is everything. That's a really difficult question. Marriage, relationships, no matter if you're married or not, are never, ever easy."
Source: About Movies

Kate, about Goldie and Kurt: "To me, they were always as good as married. Pa gave Mom a ring and basically vowed in front of all of us that he wasn't going anywhere. That was important to us." [br[ Source: USA Weekend

Kate, about Goldie and Kurt and play: "No matter what, through everything they play. They really play and they play really hard and they have a great time. That always keeps them passionate and enjoying each other as sort of these two playful people."
Source: About Movies

Residence:

Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson lived in the Pacific Palisades area of California. After their separation, Kate remained in the Pacific Palisades home.
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