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Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Son David Finishing Middle School: ‘My Baby Graduated’

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Jennifer Hudson and son David.
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Jennifer Hudson, 41, knows a thing or two about achievements. (We mean, she's got an EGOT after all.) And this weekend, the Dreamgirls star celebrated a major achievement for her 13-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., as he graduated from middle school.

Hudson posted a shot that captured her standing with her teenage son and seemingly adjusting something on his robe in the picture. “My baby Graduated, Y'all!!!!!!” Hudson wrote. “DOJ!!!!!!! #classof2023 #proudmom.”

A few followers noted that David seemed to be growing up in the blink of an eye. One user comically wrote, “What you mean graduated?? I thought he was like 6 [crying emoji].” And while a few others thought Hudson was saying her son had graduated from high school, she clarified in her following post.

The Empire star wrote: “It’s official!!! My baby is a high schooler now! We had such a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. I am sooo proud of you DOJ ! Team Jhud can y'all help give DOJ a huge congratulations!”

In a subsequent slideshow posted by the star, we see Hudson posing next to her young graduate, wearing a multicolored wrap dress and looking like a proud mom. Other photos feature friends and family members who were there to celebrate the 13-year-old, including Hudson's sister, Julia. Hudson even got a plane to fly by with a congratulatory message for her son.

David, whom Hudson welcomed in August 2009, is her only child. She shares the teen with her ex-fiancé, professional WWE wrestler David Daniel Otunga, 43. Hudson and Otunga were engaged in 2008, but separated in 2017.

Congrats on your graduation, David! We can't wait to see what you accomplish next.

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