Kate Hudson has finally opened up about her new beau and soon-to-be father of her child, Matthew Bellamy, 32.  People reports Hudson, 31, told InStyle that what made her fall in love with her British rock star boyfriend was his kindness.  “Matthew was polite and immediately protective, which for somebody like me who’s all over the place — one minute I’m over here and the next I’m over there — is important…  He is just an amazing person.”

Is it important for your partner to be protective of you?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being protective is wonderful, but it’s easy to cross the line into being overprotective.  Cupid has some tips on how much your mate should defend you:

1. The good: It’s extremely important that your mate at least feels protective of you.  That way you know that someone’s always got your back no matter what.

2. The bad: Sometimes a partner can use being protective as an excuse to be possessive and keep you from doing things you want to do.  Make sure your significant other isn’t crossing the line.

3. The ugly: Being watchful over you can sometimes result from jealousy.  If your significant other won’t let you see certain people, talk to him or her about the real reason for their sheltering.

How protective is too protective?  Share your comments below.