Kate Hudson has grown up. Since first making a big splash more than a decade ago, the actress has been married and divorced. She is now engaged to rocker, Matthew Bellamy, and this time, she is making sure they do it right.
“We’re working, it’s a long engagement,” Hudson explained to Women’s Health of her fiancé of three years. “I think the best part is knowing you’re working towards the idea of a commitment that is hopefully as long of a stretch as you can pull it and forever seems beautiful.”
Bellamy and Hudson have been engaged for three years and don’t appear to be any closer to marriage. But they admit they are constantly working on their relationship and that is what is important. Hudson has learned her lessons — not only from her own marriage, but from her parents, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
“My parents aren’t married,” she said, according to People. “And one of the reasons why they never got married is because they had been married before and they liked it the way it was. They didn’t feel like they needed a piece of paper to be committed. So for me I know that marriage is not a golden ticket.”
Hudson and Bellamy are focusing on more important issues in their lives, like how to keep a family together when they both have such successful careers.
“How I make it work is we try not to spend too much time apart,” she said, according to People. “We try not to spend more than two weeks apart. When you have kids it kind of goes without saying. You don’t want to be away from your kids for more than two weeks,” she says. “And we travel together and again it’s one of those things we are lucky to not have to do the real long distance thing. To me I think when women who have children are fighting overseas, that’s long distance. And that’s very challenging. I really honor those families that do that.”
You can read Hudson’s full interview in Women’s Health, which is on newsstands now.