“When I’m Ready To Be Married, I Will Be Married”: Jennifer Hudson Says Stop Worrying About Her Engagment

December 9, 2013  |  

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We told you recently that the beautiful Jennifer Hudson is the face on the cover of Essence’s January issue. While she opened up about playing Winnie Mandela in the film of the same name, as well as her role as a drug-addicted mother in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, she also touched on her engagement to David Otunga. The couple has been engaged since September of 2008, and recently there were rumors that they tied the knot, but both of them confirmed that no such thing has taken place. So in the issue, she answered questions about what’s going on with her wedding date and why she’s not rushing to walk down the aisle after five years of their engagement and a son with the man she says she just loves being with in the issue. Here’s what she had to say about all that from her interview with Essence:

Back in 2012, when Oprah Winfrey interviewed the couple, she pried a time frame out of them–the big day would happen sometime in 2014. Based on that estimate, the sound of wedding bells should at last begetting closer, but if they are, Hudson isn’t exactly running her mouth about it. “Yes, there was a date set, and that date has come around again every year,” she says. “In fact, the date may keep rolling around.” 

“We’ve never broken up,” she says. “When I’m ready to be married, I will be married. It’s that simple. Everyone should just chill. Our relationship is very strong. We’re both huge family people, and I’m only going to get married once. So I’m not rushing into anything.” 

There you have it! What do you make of Hudson’s response to all the rumors about her relationship? Is there anything wrong with taking your time with an engagement, or is it a sign that one party isn’t really ready to marry the other?

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