Who Is Danny Fujikawa? 5 Things to Know About Kate Hudson's Beau

Kate Hudson & Danny Fujikawa

Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa arrive at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's 'Snatched' at Regency Village Theatre on May 10, 2017 in Westwood, Calif.

Actress Kate Hudson took to Instagram Friday (April 6) to post an adorable video announcing that she is pregnant with a baby girl. In the clip, Hudson is seen popping balloons with beau Danny Fujikawa, her two older children, and friends.

Hudson’s caption revealed that everyone is so excited, as proven by the cheers in the video. The expectant baby girl will be the first for Hudson and Fujikawa. 

Here are 5 things we learned about the father-to-be.

Fujikawa is an entertainer himself

Hudson's beau was formerly a guitarist in the band Chief. The California band was a quartet that also featured Fujikawa’s brother Michael as a drummer.


SURPRISE!!! -- If you’ve wondered why I’ve been so absent on my social channels it’s because I have never been more sick! It was the most sick first trimester of all my children. Boomerangs have made me nauseous, Superzoom is an easy way to have my head in the toilet, food instagrams make me queezy and thinking too much about insta stories made me even more exhausted than I already had been. If you’ve seen me out and about smiling and pretending like everything is amazing...I was lying! BUT! I have broken through on the other end of that and rediscovering the joys of insta/snap. We have been trying to keep this pregnancy under the radar for as long as possible but I’m a poppin now! And it’s too darn challenging to hide, and frankly hiding is more exhausting then just coming out with it! My kids, Danny, myself and the entire family are crazy excited! A little girl on the way --

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??--My valentine--??@swimswammyslippyslappy

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He founded Lightwave Records

Despite not being involved in Chief at present, Fujikawa still has ties to the music industry. In 2013, he and Chris Acosta of The Delta Mirror founded Lightwave Records, which according to the imprint’s Facebook page, was an effort "to release their music on their own terms."

He first met Hudson over 15 years ago

The couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in December 2017 but have been friends much longer. Per an Instagram post Hudson shared for the anniversary, she met Fujikawa at age 23 when she was pregnant with her first son, Ryder. 


The first time I met Danny I was 23 and enormously pregnant with Ryder. His step sisters are my best friends @sarafoster @erinfoster and so it goes we have been in the same circle for over a decade! A year ago today Danny took me on a hike and what I thought was just a hike with a family friend turned very quickly into an unexpected first date. No moves were made on this first date. In fact, it took months for him to make a first move! And as a kiss on this bridge would have been nice, the kiss a year later was so much sweeter. So on our 15th year of knowing each other we were able to open our hearts to each other to feel so much pure love and it’s been truly incredible.! ??Happy first date anniversary baby. #LoveThisMan -- #WhatAYear

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He has other family famous family members

Hudson shared in the Instagram post just how they met -- through famous friends. "His step sisters are my best friends [Sara and Erin Foster] and so it goes we have been in the same circle for over a decade," the caption revealed.

His Instagram is a treasure trove of funny selfies and memes

Although he hasn’t posted in nearly a year, Fujikawa’s Instagram account is a gem. He’s shared his in-studio process, sheet mask selfies, and everything in between. The father-to-be also loves a good meme, often taking to the platform to post viral examples of "good parenting" and glitched-out versions of himself. 



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A lesson in good parenting. #nospanking #oldmancut

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Dan In Real Life

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