Jennifer's Joy!

12 Aug 2009

Singer gives birth to a boy after family tragedy

Oscar winner JENNIFER HUDSON has given birth to a baby boy.

The Dreamgirls singer/actress and her fiance David Otunga welcomed little David Daniel Otunga, Jr. on Monday night, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Roger Friedman.

The tot weighed in a seven pounds and 14 ounces and is the couple's first.

Confirming the news to, Hudson's representative Lisa Kasteler says, "The baby is beautiful and perfect. His parents are ecstatic."

Hudson never confirmed her pregnancy news, but reportedly staged a baby shower at a relative's Chicago, Illinois home in May and then appeared at Michael Jackson's Los Angeles memorial concert sporting a big baby bump in July.

The baby's birth will mark a fresh start for Hudson following the brutal murders of her mother, brother and nephew in her native Chicago last October.

William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and home invasion.