Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga were spotted publicly for the first time since the birth of their son. In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to her first child with Otunga; a boy named David Daniel Otunga Jr.
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga met through a mutual friend. Six months later on Hudson’s 27th birthday, he proposed marriage. The surprising marriage news was met with apprehension by her family. Otunga accompanied Hudson throughout Spring and Autumn 2008 on various promotional events for her debut album.
David (who appeared as “Punk” from I Love New York 2), is a Harvard Law graduate. In November 2008, he started training to become a professional wrestler and is currently wrestling for Florida Championship Wrestling, which is a developmental league for the WWE, under the name Dawson Alexander.
Prior to dating David, Jennifer was dating her long time boyfriend James Payton. Hudson began dating James Payton in 1999, when she was eighteen. They were both from Chicago. The couple separated in December 2007.