Despite Kate Hudson setting social media on fire with a Snapchat earlier this month of herself on a cute dinner date
with NFL pro J.J. Watt, the situation apparently isn't as romantic as a lot of fans were hoping.
ET caught up with the 36-year-old actress while she was promoting her new film, Mother's Day, when she explained that their hangout was set up by their mutual agent.
"We actually just have the same agent," Hudson told ET exclusively. "We were at, like, a big dinner. It's just what happens."
Besides, Hudson is plenty busy enough these days aside from dating. The mother-of-two is part of the ensemble cast of the highly anticipated Mother's Day
-- which includes Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston
-- and talked about her personal connection to director Garry Marshall. Marshall also directed Hudson's mother, Goldie Hawn, in 1987's Overboard
"It was such a memorable experience, because Garry kind of creates this family oriented set, you know?" Hudson recalled about interacting with the beloved romantic comedy director as a child. "And sets are really boring for kids. I don't know if most people would think that, but they're quite boring."
Marshall himself got emotional talking about their past
, recalling to ET, "Kate was little and got in my way, but she sat on my lap and we yelled 'Action!' together and had a good time."
"And now we're in this movie, with her two kids," he continued, referring to Hudson's sons, 12-year-old Ryder and 4-year-old Bingham. "They sat on my chair and we all did it for her. So, that was a moment that might have been corny to many, but for me, I got a tear and hugged her and I ... felt very happy at that moment."
"I think it's a hard thing when you're a working mom and you're thousands of miles away from your kids, and they're doing things that are important in their life that you can't be present for, is a real thing," she said. "It just is something that I think a lot of working, traveling women struggle with, that I think at some point we have to say, 'You know, it doesn't make you a bad mom.'"
Watch the video below for more on Hudson's powerful essay, in which she admitted that she sometimes deliberately hides from her children.
Mother's Day hits theaters on April 29.