After such a horrible year for Jennifer Hudson and her family, it's so nice to report that the former American Idol contestant finally has a reason to celebrate. According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer and her fiance, former Flavor of Love contestant turned aspiring wrestler, David Otunga, are expecting their first child. Jennifer's longtime family friend Felicia Fields says a baby shower was held over the weekend in Jennifer's hometown of Chicago describing it as a "quiet gathering of friends and mostly family."
We've been most impressed with the way Jennifer has kept a brave face in the public after the brutal murder of her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason and young nephew Julian King back in October of 2008. Most shocking was William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer's sister Julia, was charged with the crimes.
David popped the question to Jennifer as a romantic birthday surprise just one month before the horrible crime. He's been by her side every step of the way as she's tried to cope with the devastating losses. The Oscar and Grammy award winner just wrapped up a tour with Robin Thicke where rumors started to swirl that perhaps her growing belly was indeed a baby bump. Jennifer and her family won't confirm when the baby is due but word is she's as far along as seven months. According to Felicia, the shower was held in the gender neutral shade of yellow so no word on if it's a girl or boy either. P
One thing is for sure, this Dreamgirl deserves to have something to smile about! Jennifer told People last year that she wants her wedding to David to be a "full on production" so we're looking forward to watching her star in the roles of proud new mother - and glowing, over the top bride!
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