may be "a hot ticket" in the dating world, according to her good friend, designer Stella McCartney, but the actress says she's in no rush to jump into a relationship.
"I'm actually enjoying being single right now because I really never have been," Hudson – who's dated Lance Armstrong and Owen Wilson
– tells InStyle
magazine for its January issue.
"I feel good in relationships," says the 29-year-old actress. "I enjoy them, so I feel my best when I'm in something solid. But it's also the first time I've ever taken a step back and gotten a new perspective."
"So," concludes Hudson, "I've made a conscious decision to try to stay single as long as possible."
McCartney, who interviewed Hudson for the magazine, chimes in, joking, "What's it been – all of two weeks? Congratulations!"
"Exactly," quips Hudson, who McCartney says has "always been in demand."
There is, however, one man who will always be in her life: Ryder, her son with ex-husband Chris Robinson.
The Bride Wars
star says she plans to take a break next year from her busy work schedule so that she can spend more time with her son, who turns 5 next month.
"When he climbs into bed with me, wraps his arms around me and says, 'Mommy, the sun's up! It's a beautiful morning!' I'm sorry, do I really want to go to work then?" she asks. "No!"
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