Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oliver Hudson's 'Rules' for a Good Marriage

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oliver Hudson's 'Rules' for a Good Marriage

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MIAMI -- "Rules of Engagement" fans, get pumped. The oft- threatened CBS comedy about relationships is scheduled to return at 8:30 p.m. tonight from a brief hiatus. We caught up with Oliver Hudson, who stars as Adam, one half of a happily married couple, and found out that in real life he has a similar situation.

Mr. Hudson, 35, has been married to actress Erinn Bartlett for six years, and they have two sons, Wilder Brooks, 4, and Bodhi Hawn, who just turned 1. Quite a family tree. The baby's middle name is a nod to Mr. Hudson's mother, Goldie Hawn. Oliver's father is musician Bill Hudson, whom Ms. Hawn divorced in 1980; Oliver and his younger sister Kate Hudson were raised by Ms. Hawn and her partner, Kurt Russell.

Q. How does it feel being a dad times two?

A. I'm in a constant state of exhaustion, but through all the insanity it does make you young again. Things you may not have experienced as a child, you do now. You get to appreciate the smaller things even when they're babies. Like if an airplane flies by, you get excited or skiing down a bunny slope is more fun than if I went off on my own. I'm very active with them. We're always outside at the pier or at the beach.

Q. Does your famous mom help out?

A. My mom is in her mid-60s and has more energy and is more youthful than any human being I know. It's pretty incredible. I'm always saying, 'Mom, slow down!' She's traveling all over the place. One minute she's in London at a fundraiser for her foundation; the next minute she's doing a speaking engagement in India. …

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