Jennifer Hudson Bio


Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning singer. She is also an actress and judges singing reality shows. Jennifer is currently a single mother of David Daniel Otunga, Jr.

Relationship Statistics of Jennifer Hudson

What is Jennifer Hudson marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
How many children does Jennifer Hudson have ? (name):One (David Daniel Otunga, Jr.)
Is Jennifer Hudson having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jennifer Hudson lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Jennifer Hudson’s marital status is single.

Previously, she was engaged to David Otunga in 2008. He was a Wrestler. The couple has one baby boy named David Daniel Otunga, Jr. born on August 10, 2009. They separated on November 16, 2017, after 10 years of their relationship.

In the past, she dated James Payton in 1999. James is a maintenance engineer. But they broke up in 2007. Other information about her relationship and affairs is not revealed.

She has three dogs, Oscar, Grammy, and Dreamgirl.

Who is Jennifer Hudson?

Jennifer Hudson is an American singer, actress, and spokesperson. She is best known and famous for being a finalist on American Idol.

She has won Grammys and Oscar.

Jennifer Hudson: Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Jennifer was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Her nickname is Jenni whereas her full name is Jennifer Kate Hudson.

Her father is Samuel Simpson and her mother was Darnell Donnerson.

She has three siblings; sisters (Julia Simpson and Dinah Simpson) and brother Jason Simpson. Her sister Julia is also a school bus driver like her father and her brother Jason was a mechanic.

Her mother, 57, and brother, 29 were shot dead on October 24, 2008, at their home in Chicago.

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Caption: Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga (Source: Chicago Tribune)

She also has a half-sister, Dinah Simpson.

Jennifer grew up singing in the church choir. She was raised and brought up a Baptist. She is a huge fan of Whitney Houston. Her nationality is American and she holds a mixed ethnicity that is African-American.


She attended Dunbar Vocational High School. She has completed her graduation from the same school in the year 1999.

After finishing school, she joined Langston University. But she left the university after a semester because she was feeling homesick.

Jennifer Hudson: Profession, Career

Talking about her career, Jennifer has finished seventh place on American Idol in 2004. In 2006, her screen debut came in movie Dreamgirls.

She has also appeared in the films The Secret Life of Bees, Sex and the City, Winnie Mandela, and The Three Stooges.

Her album Jennifer Hudson was sold over a million copies which were released in 2008. Her second album ‘I Remember Me’ which was released on March 22, 2011. As well as, her third album ‘JHUD’ was released in 2014 and sold 165,000 copies within the first week.

She has performed at events such as The Grammy Awards, Super Bowl XLVII, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and American Idol.

Awards, Achievements

She has also performed at the White House and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Frame in 2013.

Jennifer Hudson won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in supporting role. She has also won the Golden Globe Award for Best supporting actress as well as a Satellite Award for Best supporting actress.

Similarly, she has won several other awards like Grammy awards for her album ‘Jennifer Hudson’.

Salary, Net Worth

Her estimated net worth is $20 million. Her estimated salary is $3,410,000.

Jennifer resides in an Upper West Side Apartment where she pays $21,000 per Month. The condo includes 4 Bedrooms, 3½ Bathrooms, and it is 3,000 sq. ft.

Jennifer Hudson’s Rumors, Controversy, Criticism

There was a rumor going around of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson in talks to portray the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic.

Rumors were that Jennifer and David Otunga were married. But Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga separated before they could get married.

There was a controversy that it ensued over her departure as she was recognized by legions as an outstanding vocalist who could out sing other contestants.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Jennifer Hudson has a perfect height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm). She has a weight of 70kg. Her body measurement is 35-28-36 inches and bra size is 32C. Her hair is black and she has Dark Brown eyes.

She is a health freak and is very careful about her diet and exercises.

Social Media Profile

Jennifer Hudson is active in social media. She has more than 1.9 million followers on Instagram.

She has around 4.06 million followers on Twitter and around 7,528,910 followers on Facebook. Similarly, she has more than 33,671 subscribers on Youtube.


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