Happy 9th Birthday Ryder Robinson!

Name: Ryder Russell Robinson

Parents: Kate Hudson & Chris Robinson

Date of Birth: January 7, 2004

Siblings: Cheyenne Robinson, 3 & Bingham Hawn Bellamy, 1


♥ Ryder was born in Los Angeles, Calif.

♥ He was born two weeks early

♥ Kate went into the hospital to be induced because of concern over Ryder’s estimated size and labor stalled so he was born by cesarean section

♥ He weighed 8 lbs and 11 oz at birth

♥ His maternal grandmother is actress Goldie Hawn

♥ His maternal grandfather is actor Kurt Russell

♥ His other maternal grandfather is actor Bill Hudson

♥ He speaks both English and French


“Ryder and Bing are polar opposites. In order to get a smile out of Ryder, you had to work really hard when he was a baby. Bing is just smiling–he’s happy, he’s joyous. Ryder, I knew he was going to be an artist. But Ryder is comfortable in his own skin.” – Kate on her eldest boy.

“I was eight months pregnant and every night he ended his show with a song called “Ride”. Ryder would go insane in my stomach every time and it had to be the bass line. It’s kind of a funk song. I made a joke and said, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we called him Ride.’ We’re Grateful Dead fans and ‘I Know You Rider’ is one of our favorite songs. I just went, ‘Ryder,’ that sounds great and it feels like him.” – Kate on coming up with her first born’s name.

“I do remember being rolled out of the surgery room right after I had him and I looked up at my Pa and I said, ‘Did you meet Ryder Russell?,’ because it was the first time he heard his name. That was a great moment for me and for him.” – Kate paying homage to her step-father (Pa) Kurt Russell.

“He loves to sing. He loves to dance. You get a guitar on him, and he’s mimicking a real guitar player. Ryder dances to the beat of his own drum already.” – Kate on the musical inclinations of her then 5-year-old son.

“Am I going to look back and say, ‘God, I wish I could have gone to that concert?’ I’d rather be listening to my son sing songs. I’d rather be watching him sleep.” – Kate on giving up her active social life for her son.

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  • Anonymous

    His maternal grandfather is NOT Kurt Russell. Kurt Russell is his grandmother’s boyfriend.

    • klutzy_girl

      Except Kate has said multiple times that Kurt is her father and she doesn’t have any contact with her biological father.

      Kurt is Ryder and Bing’s grandfather in every way that matters. His middle name of Russell is for him, and Bing’s name was for Kurt’s father. Bill Hudson has never been involved in the kids’ life.

  • Katie

    Happy Birthday Ryder! I think he’s going to be a heartbreaker in a few years!!!

  • T

    Happy birthday, Ryder, you tall glass of water!

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