September 15, 2008 02:20:21 GMT
The Oscar-winning actress was presented with a diamond ring on her 27th birthday and said yes to him.
Jennifer Hudson said yes to her boyfriend of less-than-a-year, David Otunga. Representative of the American Idol alumna confirmed to People that she is engaged to Otunga who proposed during her 27th birthday.
"I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in L.A.," the rep said. Otunga who is known also as "Punk" in reality show "I Love New York 2", reportedly presented her with a Neil Lane diamond ring when proposing.
The couple who both are from Chicago, have been dating less than a year. Before Otunga, Hudson had a long-time relationship with James Payton but broke up with him in December 2007.
Hudson will release her self-titled debut album on September 30 and her next starring role is in "The Secret Life of Bees" where she plays alongside Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning. "Bees" will open in theaters on October 17.