Actress Kate Hudson is not taking the standard approach when it comes to the gender identity of one of her children.
The “Almost Famous” star recently revealed that she is raising her youngest child, Rani Rose (shown above, beside her) — a biological female born last October — as “genderless.”
Rani Rose is the third and youngest of Hudson’s children. The father is musician Danny Fujikawa.
The actress, 39, also has two sons from previous relationships with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson.
However, she has raised those children, who are biologically male, as boys.
“It doesn’t really change my approach,” she told AOL in an exclusive interview about raising her youngest child, a biological girl, “but there’s definitely a difference.”
“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless — like a genderless [approach],” she added.
Hudson did note that the three-month-old comes across as feminine.
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“We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as. I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds, and her way,” she said. “It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes.”
Among left-leaning celebs in Hollywood, the genderless approach has become an increasingly popular trend.
Pink made a similar announcement in 2017, revealing that she was raising her children in a “label-less household.” Her intent is to raise her biologically male and biologically female children in virtually the exact same manner.
That same year, British comedian Russell Brand did the same. Of his biologically female child Mabel, Brand said he wants to see “how she formulates” and let the baby pick a gender later in life.
Musician Adele allowed her son Angelo to wear a princess dress from the Disney movie “Frozen” at Disneyland, and in the past she’s spoken about bucking gender norms when it comes to her child.
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Shiloh, has been photographed on the red carpet wearing a suit.
Actress Tori Spelling also has talked about bucking gender norms when it comes to her son.
“My son Liam asked if he could get his nails done like Dad, and I was thrilled,” she said.
“I want him to try things; I want him to think outside the box. I want him to be an individual and a free thinker. I gladly obliged him.”
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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.