Oliver Hudson clarifies comments about mom Goldie Hawn: ‘There was no trauma’

“The love that I have for her and the respect and the reverence that I have for her is beyond anything.”

Oliver Hudson wants to set the record straight about his relationship with his mom Goldie Hawn.

On Sunday’s episode of Sibling Revelry, the podcast that he co-hosts with his sister Kate Hudson, the Splitting Up Together actor clarified comments he’d made in a previous episode about “trauma” relating to his mother.

“I think it’s words like ‘trauma’... it’s like you say that word, and immediately it inflames everything,” he said. “There was no trauma coming from my mother, the way she raised me, in any way whatsoever. You’re speaking from a five-, six-year-old perspective. That’s what I was doing. Without her, again, I’d be nothing.”

<p>Gregg DeGuire/WireImage</p> Oliver Hudson and Goldie Hawn

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Oliver Hudson and Goldie Hawn

On a previous episode of the podcast last month, Hudson discussed his time in a program at the Hoffman Institute, which he described as an environment for “unpacking the patterns that have been put upon you from your parents and then step-parents as well.” Hudson had said  “My mother was the one that I had almost the most trauma about, interestingly enough, because she was my primary caregiver, and I was with her all of the time. So I felt unprotected at times.”

“She would be working and away, or she would have new boyfriends that I didn’t really like,” Hudson continued in the much-discussed episode. “She’d be living her life, and she was an amazing mother. This was my own perception as a child who didn’t have a dad and who needed her to be there, you know, and she just wasn’t sometimes. And she came out [at Hoffman] far more than even my dad, who wasn’t there.”

In Sunday’s ep of his podcast, Hudson said that he regrets using a word like “trauma” that prompted attention from the media. “They’re using these buzzwords to then create and Frankenstein a sentence together — if you listen to the whole thing it’s more about sort of my child feelings in that moment, rather than me, how I feel about Mom as a parent,” he explained. “I don’t know who I would be without my mother. I mean, I really, I can’t even fathom it. The love that I have for her and the respect and the reverence that I have for her is beyond anything. So it was just, you know, completely taken out of context. It was used for clickbait, and it is what it is. I just let it roll, and deal with the repercussions.”

Kate Hudson, who was absent from the recording of the episode in which her brother discussed the Hoffman Institute, joked that her lack of supervision prompted his mistake. “You used such clickbait words! I’m like, ‘I can’t leave my brother alone for a second!’” Kate Hudson said. “You got in a little bit of heat from Mom about your ‘trauma’ comment because it became a clickbait headline versus a context of what you were saying.”

Oliver Hudson concluded the segment by saying, “You never want to make anyone feel bad, and in retrospect, I’m just gonna shut the f--- up from now on” — before quickly adding, “I’m not, I’m not really. I can’t help it.”

Listen to the full episode of Sibling Revelry above.

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