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Birthday: September 12, 1981
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Quote: "[David Otunga] is such a gentlemen, like, I sit in the car waiting because I can't touch the door. I am not allowed!" - Hudson in Essence
Lovestage: Hudson is engaged to lawyer/reality show contestant David Otunga.
Jennifer Hudson spent eight years with her hometown boyfriend James Peyton. The couple split in 2008 and there were rumors that Hudson had left her brother's best friend for NY Jets safety Kerry Rhodes. She began dating reality TV star David Otunga ("Punk" from VH1's I Love New York 2) shortly after her split from Peyton. At Hudson's 27th birthday party, Otunga popped the question. Now the happy couple are sporting matching Neil Lane diamond engagment rings—Hudson surprised her fiance in May 2009 with a proposal at his birthday.
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