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American Idol: Jennifer Hudson Talks About Motherhood

October 08, 2009 03:00 PM by Britteny Elrick


After what can only be described as a horrendous and emotionally taxing year for Jennifer Hudson, a ray of sunshine has entered her life. On August 10, she and fiance David Otunga welcomed their first child, David, into their new family.  Keep reading to hear what she told PEOPLE magazine about pregnancy and motherhood…

“I love being nurturing and caring because I love to see other people happy,”  Hudson told PEOPLE. “Who better to devote my time to than my own child?”  Although she opted not to talk about the tragedy of losing her mother, brother, and nephew earlier this year, Jennifer did open up about her pregnancy, which she kept under wraps until she was nearly seven months.

As far as hiding the pregnancy, Jennifer said it wasn’t difficult at all. “David and I were the only people who knew for a long time. I would forget I was pregnant, it was so easy. I didn’t have any morning sickness, no cravings either. I just thought, ‘Oh, well, we’ll wait until it’ll tell on itself.’ I didn’t show until I was seven months so that made it easy right there.”

Jennifer, who delivered via C-section, said that her son’s personality is already emerging. “He has a lot of personality, like David. He’s always been a good sleeper. His favorite time to smile now is diaper changes. Or when he spits up on you – he just cracks up like he thinks it’s the funniest thing. And his bottle is his pacifier. With a pacifier, it’s like he knows, ‘Ain’t nothing come out of here. No, I don’t want that. Where’s the real deal?’ His best friend is that bottle; that’s all he wants.”

For the entire interview and more exclusive pictures, you can pick up the most recent issue of PEOPLE magazine available October 15.

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