Jennifer Hudson performed in Atlanta last week amidst speculation that she’d either gained weight or was a few months pregnant. I admit, she did look a little stuffed in her mid-section but I didn’t even give it a second thought. Well, ladies and gents, a source close to Jennifer has recently confirmed what a lot of people where whispering.? Jennifer’s got a lil ‘punk’ in the oven!
While her manager and publicist deny the rumors, two sources close to the Oscar and Grammy winner confirm exclusively to ESSENCE.com that she is indeed expecting. This would be the first child for Hudson.
Hudson, who is currently receiving rave reviews while on tour with Robin Thicke, is engaged to David Otunga, a Harvard Law graduate and former contestant on “I Love New York 2.” The couple plans to marry sometime soon, but hasn’t confirmed a wedding date.
Tragedy struck the singer last October when her mother, brother and nephew were murdered. Hudson made a triumphant return to the spotlight on February 1 when she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. She went on to win her first Grammy Award for best R&B album on February 8. While her manager and publicist deny the rumors, two sources close to the Oscar and Grammy winner confirm exclusively to ESSENCE.com that she is indeed expecting. This would be the first child for Hudson. (Source)
Continuing the baby boom, singer/Actress Jill Scott and her fiance Lil John Roberts welcomed a son into the world Monday! Little Jett Hamilton Roberts was born at 4:20 PM on April 20th weighing in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. (Source)
Jennifer Hudson stopped by the Oprah Winfrey Show Friday (February 27, 2009) for Oprah’s Friday Live show. Jennifer spoke about her Super Bowl performance, the Grammys, her fiance David (Punk) Otunga and her upcoming Tour with Robin Thicke. The interview was basically a love fest and any hard questions were obviously ignored. Jennifer did, however state that she’s “in a good place” and prays everyday before performing “If This Isn’t Love” from her Grammy winning album.
T.I. and Tiny hit the red carpet during the 2009 Grammy Awards last night looking picture perfect! Tiny was doin the dayum thang and she knew it! Check out my selection of hot grammy couples for 2009 below:
Jennifer Hudson and her fiance, David Otunga coordinated well together.
Ne-yo and his date Trichelle Tennille. Love the hair!
Snoop and his wife Shaunte. These two are soooo cute together!
More hot couples from last night’s Grammy red carpet below:
The mother of William Balfour, the “person of interest” in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother & nephew spoke up for her son on Nancy Grace the other day. ?She proclaims her son’s?innocence?and accuses Jennifer’s brother, Jason of selling drugs out of the house. ?Nancy Grace pounces in usual NG fashion and she and Mrs. Balfour battled it out on air. ?
In related news, police have found a gun near the location where the body of little Julian King was found that matches the caliber of the murder weapon. ?Forensic testing on the weapon will determine if it is indeed the weapon used in the murders. ?Authorities have also suggested that William Balfour may have had some assistance:
Although Chicago police have only one known suspect in the slayings of three relatives of actress Jennifer Hudson, some evidence suggests that more than one person may have been involved, law-enforcement sources said today.