Could Jennifer Hudson and her longtime fiancé David Otunga be headed down the aisle soon?

The happy couple and proud parents to son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., 6, got engaged in Los Angeles back in 2008 but have remained very private about their relationship and in no rush to make wedding plans…until now?

“It’s been a thought obviously,” she tells ESSENCE. “It’s about timing. I am in no rush at all.”

While she’s still in no hurry to rush down the aisle, Hudson did reveal to ESSENCE that attending her best friend Ciara’s fairytale wedding to NFL quarterback Russell Wilson in the UK earlier this summer may have inspired her to start planning her own wedding day soon.

“After being at Ciara’s wedding, I’m like, okay,” Hudson said. “I don’t know, it inspired something. I just loved her dress. It was so beautiful. So that made me say, okay, all [of] my friends and peers are married now. You know what I mean?”

When ESSENCE told Hudson fans are just waiting to see her in a wedding dress, she agreed.

“We will,” she added. “It will happen.”


Reporting by Julee Wilson