Kate Hudson shares the best love advice she's gotten from mom Goldie Hawn: 'Be true to yourself'

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Kate Hudson Reveals the Best Love Advice Her Mom Goldie Hawn Gave Her


Kate Hudson has been very open about the health and fitness advice she's gleaned from her famous mom, Goldie Hawn, but the Kung Fu Panda 3 star says her mother taught her some key tips about love and relationships as well.

Hudson spoke with ET's Carly Steel while signing copies of her new book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, at Barnes & Noble in New York City, and she said Hawn's relationship with her longtime partner, Kurt Russell, is inspiring.

"I think what they have, in terms of connection, is really rare and beautiful and something to strive for," Hudson shared. "But it doesn't come without its stuff, [as do] all relationships."

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Hawn and Hudson's father, Bill Hudson, divorced in 1982, when Kate was only 2 years old. Hawn began dating Russell the next year, and the Hateful Eight star has raised Hudson and her brother, Oliver, since they were kids.

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Kate Hudson shares the best love advice she's gotten from mom Goldie Hawn: 'Be true to yourself'
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Goldie Hawn, Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson attend the Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Host Goldie Hawn (L) and host committee member Kate Hudson are seen onstage at Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Matthew Bellamy, and actresses Goldie Hawn, and Kate Hudson attend Goldie Hawn's Inaugural 'Love In For Kids' Benefiting The Hawn Foundation's MindUp Program at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Actress Rosanna Arquette, host Goldie Hawn, host committee member Kate Hudson, and emcee Kathy Griffin attend Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell attend the 2014 Baby2Baby Gala, presented by Tiffany & Co. on November 8, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
London, UNITED KINGDOM: US actress Kate Hudson (L) with her mother Goldie Hawn, arrives at the London Premiere of her film , Skeleton Key, in London's Leicester Square, 20 July 2005 AFP PHOTO MAX NASH (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 26: Actress Goldie Hawn (left) and her daughter, actress Kate Hudson attend the film premiere of the romantic comedy 'Raising Helen' on May 26, 2004 at the El Capitan Theatre, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 1: Actress Goldie Hawn (left) and daughter Kate Hudson arrive at the 'Raising Helen' screening during the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
370672 07: Award hosts Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson arrive at the 'Women in Film's Annual Crystal Awards Luncheon at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA on June 9, 2000. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
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Hudson herself has also been divorced, after ending her marriage to The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson in 2007, and recently split from her longtime boyfriend, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. Hudson also has two children -- 12-year-old son Ryder, from her marriage to Robinson, and 4-year-old son Bingham, from her relationship with Bellamy.

According to Hudson, the best advice she's even gotten about love is to "be true to yourself" and that "when you're connected intimately [with someone], it's a huge time of growth."

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Hudson added that you have to "accept what that is and to go there, even when it's uncomfortable," and that, when things are going tough in your relationship, that's "the time you learn the most about yourself."

The 36-year-old actress and fashion designer, who looked stunning at her book signing in a button-down blouse from Etro's Fall/Winter 2015 collection, also opened up about her new tome.

"It's really about having a dialogue with women about how to maintain a sense of feeling grounded and continuously motivated when there's days when we aren't so happy," Hudson shared. "Then, how to stay grounded when you're elated and your adrenaline is going and you're just so crazy happy that you can't get your feet on the ground. It's a book about how to stay connected."

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Hudson added that Pretty Happy takes "a holistic approach to how to stay healthy," instead of the "daunting" diet plans and exercise regimens proposed in many other health and fitness guides.

If the actress' own flawless figure is any indication, it's clear her health plan is doing something right. In January, people saw a lot more of her fit physique than expected when her stylist, Sophie Lopez, posted a picture of Hudson's bare butt to Instagram.

"That had nothing to do with me! No, no, no," Hudson said, laughing. "She was celebrating my tushy, that's what she does. You should see her Instagram page! It's amazing. It's a lot of girls being sassy and celebrating."

Well, there's no reason not to celebrate when you've got a figure like hers. For more on the racy, NSFW pic of Hudson naked in a bathtub, check out the video below.

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