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Jennifer Hudson recalls discovery father had 27 children ‘We found quite a few of us’

Jennifer Hudson recalls discovery father had 27 children ‘We found quite a few of us’

Jennifer Hudson recently shared a surprising and deeply personal family revelation. During an appearance on the “Your Mama’s Kitchen” podcast, the singer and actress opened up about her father and the extensive number of siblings she discovered she had.

The podcast host, Michele Norris, brought up Hudson’s father, noting his “big personality.” Norris then mentioned that Hudson, along with her siblings, had gone on a journey to find him and, in the process, discovered they had many more siblings than they initially thought. Hudson confirmed this, revealing that her father had 27 children.

Hudson, now 42, admitted that she has not met all of her siblings. However, she was always aware of her father’s prolific parenthood. “We were always told he had 27 children,” she said. Despite the large number, Hudson has only met some of her siblings, including those she grew up with. She expressed a long-held dream of bringing all her siblings together for a grand family gathering.

The “Dreamgirls” star recalled learning about her numerous siblings when she was a teenager. She had a vision of a large family gathering, where everyone would sit together at a Thanksgiving or Christmas table. “That was my goal at 16,” she shared. Over the years, Hudson has managed to connect with several of her siblings, thanks in part to her father’s side of the family.

Hudson recounted how her father’s side of the family played a role in bringing the siblings together. When her grandmother on her father’s side passed away, her siblings from that side reached out, telling others about their sister who could sing. This eventually led to many of them coming together.

Hudson herself is a mother to a 14-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., whom she shares with her ex, David Otunga. Currently, she is dating rapper Common. The EGOT winner briefly touched on her relationship with Common during an interview at the 2024 Daytime Emmy Awards, describing everything as “wonderful.”

Hudson’s relationship with Common has been a topic of interest for many. Common appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” earlier this year, where Hudson playfully questioned him about his dating life. Common, who brought flowers for Hudson, expressed his admiration for her, stating he loves being in her presence. When asked if he was dating anyone, Common confirmed he was in a relationship with “one of the most beautiful people” he had ever met, hinting at Hudson.

This revelation about Hudson’s father and her numerous siblings adds another layer to the singer’s already fascinating life story. It highlights the complexities and surprises that can come with family dynamics, especially when discovering new relatives later in life. Hudson’s openness about her family and her efforts to connect with her siblings show her commitment to understanding and embracing her roots.