Jennifer Hudson gets engaged

Jennifer Hudson is engaged to her boyfriend David Otunga.

A representative for the Dreamgirls star confirmed David, who has been dating Jennifer for less than a year, proposed on the star’s 27th birthday on September 12.

The spokesperson said: “I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night (12.09.08) in Los Angeles.”

David – who is most well known by his nickname Punk, which he was given after appearing on hit US reality TV show I Love New York 2 – popped the question with a diamond ring from exclusive jewellers Neil Lane.

Jennifer – who will release her debut album Jennifer Hudson later this year – recently revealed she is desperate to win a Grammy award after winning an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls.

She said: “I used to watch the Grammys and dream of winning one. I think that will be next on my list.”