Oliver Hudson’s dad is trying to reconcile with his family. It seems the son has also been distant ever since Father’s Day when the actor posted his infamous “Happy Abandonment Day” photo, according to The Huffington Post.
Hudson, 39, has since been trying to make amends, perhaps learning that no father is perfect, although we don’t know the whole story. But what we do know is that Oliver wants to try to make it work.
“It actually started a dialogue,” he said of his Instagram post on the Nov. 17 episode of Watch What Happens Live. “I haven’t talked to my father in 12 years. In my dark, crazy sense of humor, I posted this ‘Happy Abandonment Day’ thing, which everyone went crazy over, and I was just trying to be funny. And at the end of the day it was a good thing.”
Oliver said that he and his musician father, who divorced his mother, Goldie Hawn, in 1982, are in a much better place than they were before the photo was posted.
“We’re communicating now, [I] had an amazing three-hour conversation with him,” he told host Andy Cohen. “We’re texting, trying to see each other. So, you know, we might be mending something.”
Cohen suggested, “Maybe your sister will get in on the action.”
“We’ll see,” Oliver Hudson replied.
Both Oliver Hudson and his sister Kate consider their actress mother Goldie Hawn’s partner, actor Kurt Russell, to be their dad. Clearly hurt, Bill said, “I had five birth children and I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate.” Bill Hudson is also trying to reach out to his estranged son and daughter.
In July, Kurt said Oliver Hudson’s Instagram about his dad wasn’t out of character. “I understood Oliver’s sense of humor and since then, there’s been some nice back and forth between Bill and Oliver and that’s nice to see,” he revealed. “You want people to enjoy life as much as they can.”