Kate Hudson's family hope she is expecting a baby girl.

The 31-year-old actress - who confirmed earlier this month she is pregnant with her first child with current boyfriend Matt Bellamy - has delighted her mother Goldie Hawn and stepfather Kurt Russell with the news, but they would be even happier if gives them a granddaughter.

Kurt told People magazine: "It's fun having babies once again. And it's fun to watch them grow. It's fun to see what they're grasping. I think secretly we're all hoping for a girl."

Goldie, 65, admitted she is "excited" about the latest addition to their family.

She said: "I'm excited, it's exciting. You know, we're just all very happy... happy for them both. What's more to say?"

Kate - who has a seven-year-old son Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson - has been dating the Muse rocker for around nine months and Kurt, 59, and Goldie are delighted by her latest relationship.

Kurt said: "We understand what Katie sees in him. He's a great guy."

Kate introduced Matt to her famous mum last July - which the 32-year-old singer admitted he was really nervous about at the time.

He said beforehand: "I'm going to meet her but I don't want to say too much about it. I'm already nervous. I don't want to make the whole experience even more embarrassing."

The couple then spent this Christmas with both sets of parents, with the British singer flying his mother Marilyn and father George - who are divorced - out from their homes in Exeter, South West England to California to enjoy a big family Celebration with Goldie and Kurt.