Congratulations are in order for Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and her fiancée David Otunga who are preparing for the birth of their first child! Over the weekend, J. Hud was thrown a baby shower in her hometown Chicago, IL which kind of spilled the beans on her news. As you may recall, Jennifer suffered the tragic loss of her mother, brother and nephew late last year when they were murdered in their home … hopefully this new beginning for her will continue to help her heal from that tragic loss. Here is a pic of J. Hud performing in NYC recently and the deets on her weekend baby shower:
A weekend baby shower in downtown Chicago confirmed what has long been rumored: Jennifer Hudson is pregnant. “It was a baby shower, a quiet gathering of friends and mostly family,” singer/actress Felicia Fields, a longtime Hudson friend, said of Saturday’s get-together in a relative’s home. “They’re really trying to keep it kind of quiet.” South Side native Hudson, the 27-year-old singing star who won the 2006 best supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” is engaged to former reality TV star David Otunga, who’s currently pursuing a pro wrestling career. Hudson has said she no longer would live in Chicago after her mother, Darnell Donerson, brother Jason and nephew Julian King were found murdered in October, with William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister Julia, charged with the crimes. Hudson recently finished a co-headlining concert tour with singer Robin Thicke, with an April 25 show at the Arie Crown Theatre. Her manager and publicist previously denied that she is pregnant. “It was a nice time that we had,” Fields said of the shower. She didn’t want to get into when the baby is due, but speculation is that Hudson is many months along—an impression bolstered by her appearance of late. As for whether Hudson received blue or pink gifts, Fields said, “They don’t know [the gender]. More yellow.”
I am so thrilled for her! Jennifer is such an amazing talented actress and singer, it is really great to know that she is enjoying some happy personal triumphs as well. I cannot image how difficult it must have been for her to deal with the sad loss of her family members but she has managed to solider thru the darkest time in her life and come out relatively happy on the other side. I wish her nothing but joyous happiness and lifelong bliss with her growing new family. Congrats!!