Jennifer Hudson spoke to “Access Hollywood’s” Shaun Robinson about her upcoming wedding and being back on the “American Idol” stage. The two-part interview will air on “Access Hollywood” tonight, Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st.
Hudson, who recently got engaged to boyfriend David Otunga, told Robinson that they have set a date for their wedding, but that it will remain a secret.
Hudson wants her wedding to be creative and different, even saying she wanted her dogs Oscar, Dreamgirl and Grammy to be a part of the wedding. “The dogs, we’ll send them down the aisle with a little tux or something, a little dress,” elaborated Hudson.
Hudson would also like to design her own dress. “I’ve been looking and tearing out pictures, so you can catch me at the airport or somewhere pulling out the wedding books and just trying to come up with different ideas,” said Hudson. “I want it to be nice and traditional, but very classy.”
When Robinson inquired if Hudson was going to sing at her own wedding, Hudson explained that she might, because she has sung for many different occasions. “I was the wedding singer, the funeral singer, sang at every church program, anything I could sing at,” Hudson continued. “I sang for every assembly in school and graduation. They had me singing for everything.”
Hudson also recently returned to the “American Idol” stage, where she had not been back since she was eliminated during season 3 of the show in 2004. “It’s weird because I went from getting off the show to ‘Miss Hudson’s here, Jennifer Hudson’s here. All right she is walking in.’ I was like ‘this is strange,'” explained Hudson.
Robinson asked if Hudson saw “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell while she was there and Hudson said, “I never see Simon because I went to see the contestants and say hello in the last seasons and he is always hiding from me. ‘Where are you Simon?'”
Hudson’s co-headlining tour with Robin Thicke kicks off tomorrow in Albany, New York and will tour to 24 cities in the United States, ending May 9th in Biloxi, Mississippi.