Jennifer Hudson stopped by the Wendy Williams show this week to promote her new album J Hud. And of course, Wendy asked her all the fluff and puff questions about her son and her new album. But afterward, she wanted to know why oh why J Hud and longtime boyfriend, baby daddy and fiancé of six years, David Otunga, haven’t walked down the aisle and tied the knot.
See what both women had to say.
Wendy: There’s a pink elephant in the room, it’s the engagement ring. While it is beautiful…You’ve been wearing that ring and engaged for six years, so when are you and big David going to be getting married?
J Hud: Well the ring is still there and we will get married one day but again, my thing is, once I get married, I don’t believe in divorce. And so when I get married, it’s for good. We want to be completely sure we’re together, we’re happy and when it’s time…
Wendy: You have a baby and you’ve been together forever! And hello, he’s got a Harvard degree, who wouldn’t want to stay?
J Hud: But I think that’s the key, take baby steps.
Wendy: Baby steps?!
J Hud: That’s my definition of baby steps, baby. You ain’t gotta understand it.
Wendy: Ok, I’ll let it go. When it happens, it happens… but as long as you’re wearing the ring.
J Hud: He has one too, now.
Wendy: How’d did that happen?
J Hud: Well, he wanted one. He said he needed everybody to know that he was taken as well. After he gave me my ring, for his birthday I gave him his.
You know, Jennifer may be looking a little crazy to some of y’all but the way a lot of celebrity relationships play out in the media I can certainly understand her wanting to take her time. There are people who rush in and get divorced immediately. Then there are people who wait forever and still end up getting divorced once they’ve signed those papers. Only you know what’s right for you and apparently a long engagement is right for Jennifer, even if it is a little unorthodox. Point is, if this is what she feels like is going to keep her from getting a divorce then so be it.
You can watch her full interview with Wendy where she talks about her veneers, raising her son as a celebrity mom and her new album, in the video below.