Jennifer Hudson started as a contestant on “American Idol” and now she’s a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
According to reports, the Oscar and Grammy Award winner received the 2,512th star on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles today. She accepted the well-deserved honor rocking her new pixie cut and with fiancé David Otunga and son David Jr. by her side.
“I knew I would get emotional and I’m sure my mom is in heaven like ‘Jenny stop crying’ but now’s the time to cry mama, it is,” she told the crowd. “This is an amazing honor as we all know and I did not see this coming. I’m so honored to be here with so many that I love and I feel as though we’re all a family.”
Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said the organization was “so happy to honor Jennifer Hudson with a star on the Walk of Fame.”
“She is a great talent and a great addition to our Walk of Fame,” she said. “Fans from all over the world have been waiting for this special day since we announced Jennifer’s selection for the star.”
After the ceremony, the super-talented singer showed her gratitude on Twitter. “Just got my star on the #WalkOfFame!! Such an honor,” she wrote.
Famous faces who came out to congratulate J-Hud included music industry executive Clive Davis, songstress Ledisi and singer Raphael Saadiq.
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Jennifer Hudson strikes a pose.
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Jennifer Hudson shared this photo of her and her son, who she affectionately referred to as “Munch.”
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Jennifer Hudson is interviewed about her role in the upcoming <em>Three Stooges</em> movie.
J.Hud shows off her Weight Watchers physique in a pair of sequined shorts and fishnet stockings.
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Jennifer Hudson channels her inner child and writes in the sand on the beach.
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Jennifer Hudson looks surprised. Maybe the news that she’s now a size 0 is finally hitting her.
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Does Jennifer Hudson’s fiancé, David Otunga, know she is spending time with this dapper dude?
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Jennifer Hudson relaxes at home on the couch. Who knew celebs really did that?!
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Jennifer Hudson shows off her wild side in this animal-print dress.
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Jennifer Hudson posted this photo of herself. The once plus-sized singer is now down to a size 0.
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Justin Bieber and Jennifer Hudson were in Washington, D.C. recently to perform for the holidays in front of President Barack Obama and Michelle. In the caption, J.Hud admitted to having a touch of Bieber fever.
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Jennifer Hudson visited the monument, White House and Capitol during her visit to D.C. … well, sort of.
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Jennifer Hudson feigns surprise in this photo whose caption read: "Thank u Neyo for my hat!"
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Is Jennifer Hudson moonlighting as a model?
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Jennifer Hudson poses with big David and little David.
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Is Jennifer Hudson cheating on her Weight Watchers diet? Not quite. The singer wrote: "Weight Watchers is the greatest thing ever created but…. U gotta share n track a point!"
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Jennifer Hudson shared this cute family photo with her Twitter followers.
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Jennifer Hudson shows off just how much weight she’s lot. That tummy is flat!
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Jennifer Hudson shared this photo of herself in L.A. The singer was in town for the 54th Grammy Awards.
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Jennifer Hudson poses in front of a wall full of Oscars. The caption read: "I have never seen so many!"
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Jennifer Hudson shared a family photo with her fans on Easter Sunday.
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Jennifer Hudson said her 2-year-old likes funny faces.
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Jennifer Hudson and her four-eyed son get candid.
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Jennifer Hudson clutches her pearls … sort of. The caption for this photo read: "I love sitting on benches , people [watching] on a hot summer day!"
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