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Who is Jennifer Hudson's Husband? Details of Her Married Life

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Who is Jennifer Hudson's Husband? Details of Her Married Life

Grab all the details on the husband and married life of Jennifer Hudson.

Jennifer Hudson is a renowned singer and actress who rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of 'American Idol' and finished seventh. She is widely recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time. She was also an actress, with her film debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006). For the movie, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.

'The Princess of Soul' enjoyed a successful music career, with her self-titled debut studio album earning the certified gold in the United States. The album sold over a million copies worldwide and received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Her second and third albums, 'I Remember Me', and 'JHUD' were commercial successes with the former also being certified gold in the United States. Besides her professional achievements, many people are also eager to learn about her personal life. So we compiled some details on the husband and married life of Jennifer Hudson in the sections below. 

Who is Jennifer Hudson Married to?

Jennifer Hudson - who also underwent weight loss recently - is currently unmarried and is not involved in any relationship at the moment. The actress recently got out of her relationship to her ex-partner David Otunga. David is a professional wrestler in the WWE and a Harvard Law graduate. The ex-couple were engaged in September 2008 after she separated with her boyfriend in 2007.

Jennifer Hudson was in a relationship with professional wrestler and Harvard Law graduate David Otunga.

Jennifer Hudson was in a relationship with professional wrestler and Harvard Law graduate David Otunga.
Source: Chicago Tribune

David also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology. He once worked at Columbia University's Cognitive Neuroscience Center, graduated from Harvard Law School and even passed the bar in Illinois. Nowadays, he still does some commentary for WWE. David and Jennifer welcomed their first child, her son David Daniel Otunga, Jr. in August 2009. The duo split in November 2017. They were engaged for ten years before they separated.

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Before her relationship with David Otunga, Jennifer was dating a guy named James Payton. The two began dating in 1999 when she was 18 years of age. They separated in late 2007, after nearly eight years of relationship.

Jennifer Hudson's Early Life

Jennifer Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. She is the youngest child of her parents Samuel Simpson and Darnell Donerson. At the young age of 7, she began performing by singing with the church choir and doing community theatre with the help of her late maternal grandmother, Julia. Jennifer attended Dunbar Vocational High School, from which she graduated in 1999.

Jennifer Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois.

Jennifer Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois.
Source: NBC News

Afterwards, Jennifer Hudson enrolled at Langston University, but she left after a semester due to homesickness and unhappiness with the weather and registered at Kennedy–King College. Jennifer Hudson went on to sign her first recording contract with Righteous Records, a Chicago-based independent record label in January 2002. She was released from her five-year contract with Righteous Records so that she could appear on 'American Idol' in 2004.

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