Kate Hudson appears in no rush to walk down the aisle with fiance Matthew Bellamy, and perhaps advice she received from her famous mom, Goldie Hawn, helps explain why.
On the cover of the latest issue of Self magazine, the actress revealed the "poignant" advice her mother once gave her: "Honor your female friendships, because men can come and go, but when we nurture our relationships with women, they can be forever."
Hudson told the magazine, "I really believe that. My girlfriends are so important to me. They've been my rock-solid foundation. You have a choice: Support the woman standing next to you or compete with her. But if you compete, you're going to be miserable. Stick with what motivates you and makes you happy."
Hudson, 35, has been engaged to Bellamy, the frontman for the band Muse and the father of their 2-year-old son Bing, since April 2011. Earlier this year, she told Kelly Ripa on "Live With Michael and Kelly" that she wouldn't be getting married "anytime soon," because she and her rocker fiance were just "so busy" right now to plan a wedding.
But reports have begun to surface that there could be trouble in paradise. A source close to the actress told People magazine that the couple have been "on the rocks for some time."
Relationships aren't the only challenges for Hudson, who was married previously to Black Crowes' frontman Chris Robinson, with whom she has 10 -year-old Ryder.
The Hollywood beauty revealed that she also deals with her own insecurities.
"I can look at a picture of Gisele [Bündchen] all day long and say, 'I'll never have legs that long or lips that big.' You have to honor who you are," she told Self.