Kate Hudson has hit out at the scrutiny surrounding her love life, following rumours she is romancing pop star Nick Jonas.
The 36-year-old star found herself in the midst of speculation about her personal life following claims she is dating the 23-year-old singer, and she is annoyed at the double standards men and women face when it comes to the dating world.
The Bride Wars actress, who ended her long-term relationship with Muse singer Matt Bellamy in December 2014, told Britain's Red magazine: "The media scrutinises all single women in the public eye. You cannot have a conversation with a man without being attached to them."
Kate is on good terms with her rock star ex Matt, admitting their split was the best for her children. Kate and Matt have four-year-old son Bingham together, and she is also mother to Ryder, 12, with her ex-husband Chris Robinson.
"Of course, the goal is always to stay together," she said. "Matt and I really worked on it together and we came to the point where we realised that we are really better as friends and that is a healthier approach for our kids. And we can see the results"
Kate was spotted with Nick on a relaxing ski trip in Mammoth Lakes, California, last month (Feb16), but she has remained tight-lipped about their relationship, telling reporters they are just "friendly".
The speculation surrounding their on-off relationship previously prompted Nick to admit that, "We weren’t in a relationship. It was obviously publicised to a degree where it was impossible to deny that something was happening. She’s amazing, and the time we shared was really special. I care so much for her."
Posing in a bra for a photoshoot for Red magazine, Kate hit out at the media frenzy surrounding her new found singledom. "Can women not be friends with men?" she queried. "We need to stop judging each other. Just focus on our own set goals. Perfection is for amateurs! The perfect, the ideal is not the goal. Instead the goal is feeling good in your body."