Photo: S Pakhrin from DC, USA

Jennifer Hudson’s Dad Had 27 Kids

After finding out that her late father had 27 children, Jennifer Hudson admitted to having a dream of meeting them all.

According to the superstar singer/actress, “It was my dream to have all of us at this grand Thanksgiving or Christmas table, and we all sit and eat together – that was my goal at 16.”

When asked about her siblings during the latest episode of the Your Mama’s Kitchen: Conversations from the Heart of the Home podcast, Hudson had a surprising story to tell.

“Your father had a big personality,” host Michele Norris probed. “And you found that you had a lot more siblings?” 

“Yes, a lot of us. Apparently, he had 27 children,” replied Jennifer, who added that she’s not met them all, but “that’s what we were always told”. Explaining that out of the 11 girls and 17 boys, she ended up meeting six or seven of them along with the siblings she grew up with, Jason and Julia. 

“We found quite a few of us,” she said, adding, “And I’m the youngest of all of them.” 

At first, Jennifer was only aware of his two other shared children with her late mother, Darnell Donerson who, along with Jason were shot and killed inside their family’s Chicago home by Julia’s estranged husband, William Balfour, in October 2008.

Jennifer Hudson’s father Samuel died in 1999.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: S Pakhrin from DC, USA