Hudson, who is six-months pregnant, and Robinson buy the same Pacific Palisades home that Goldie Hawn owned while six months pregnant with her. Living in the two-story, four-bedroom home evokes childhood memories for Hudson, who spent her first 12 years there with Oliver, half-brother Wyatt Russell, and stepbrother Boston Russell.
Ryder Russell Robinson, weighing 8 lbs., 11 oz., is born via C-section. Hudson and Robinson come up with their son's first name after noticing that every time Robinson ended a concert with his song "Ride," the baby would bounce around in Hudson's womb.
Hudson's lawyers issue a complaint in London against five publications that report she took her post-pregnancy diet too far. In July 2006, Hudson wins libel damages and a public apology from the U.K. edition of The National Enquirer because of its October 2005 article claiming Hawn wanted her to eat more. Hudson says to PEOPLE, "I felt I had no choice but to set the record straight."
Big brother Oliver weds Erinn Bartlett in Mexico. Hudson guides 2-year-old ring bearer Ryder down the aisle. The following day, Robinson embarks on a nine-week tour with his band, while Hudson alternately stays home with Ryder and promotes her new comedy, You, Me and Dupree.
You, Me and Dupree hits theaters. Of working with both Luke and Owen Wilson, Hudson tells PEOPLE, "I am a Wilson aficionado! I have gotten to know all of the Wilson brothers now, Andrew included. Their sense of humor [is] similar. But I would say Owen is the weirdest."
Hudson and Ryder vacation on Maui, and Wilson rents a house nearby. On Sept. 7, the two have dinner together and an onlooker notes to PEOPLE, "The chemistry between [them], the electricity, was palpable. They really looked into each other." On Nov. 17, Robinson files for divorce from Hudson, with it being finalized in October 2007.
Wilson and Hudson make a rare public appearance together at a private screening of McConaughey's We Are Marshall in Australia. But just before Memorial Day weekend, they call it quits. By July, a newly single Hudson begins canoodling with comedic actor Dax Shepard (left). But in August, bad news arrives when Wilson attempts suicide.
Despite poor reviews, Hudson and McConaughey's adventure comedy Fool's Gold opens at No. 1 at the box office, puling in an impressive $21.5 million. In the film, the stars play a just-divorced couple who reunite to find buried treasure.
A 29-year-old Hudson headlines PEOPLE's 100 Most Beautiful list, landing on the annual cover. "I was a tomboy. I had three brothers. I was the girl with the dress on that always came back in the house filthy with scrapes and bruises," Hudson reveals to PEOPLE. "But I was always very girly. I had to be able to twirl so that my underwear showed."
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