After having two sons, actress Kate Hudson got the daughter she’d been wishing for in October.
The mother of three had been longing for a little girl, according to her 67-year-old actor dad, Kurt Russell.
She finally got her wish with the birth of Rani Rose, whom she had with longtime boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. A month after the birth, Russell said:
“It’s her first daughter. She’s got two boys. She’s a little different with the little girl. We’re really happy that she got [a girl] … and we’re proud of Danny and the relationship.”
However, Hudson is now speaking out against following gender norms to raise the child.
In an interview with AOL, Hudson said she’s taking a unique approach to raising her baby girl alongside Fujikawa:
“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless [of their sex] — like a genderless [approach]. We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as.”
Though she’s choosing to raise her baby in a genderless way, she said Rani Rose is “incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds, and her way.”
Hudson explained that she was raised in a similar household and was a self-described “tomboy.” She said:
“I was a tomboy in a spinning dress. My middle brother, who is closest to me in age, was basically my sister because I put makeup on him all the time, and I’d dress him up and he loved it. But growing up as a girl with all boys, you end up with a thick skin. You really do. People say, ‘Oh, your brothers must’ve really protected you.’ And I’m like, ‘They threw me right into the fire!'”
The mother of three previously said that her two boys are incredibly loving toward their baby sister despite the large age gap.
Regardless of what approach they take to raise Rani Rose, there’s no doubt she will always be surrounded by a loving family.