Everything happens for a reason, and in this case, Jennifer Hudson’s fiancÃ©, David Otunga, and his wrestling career saved her from being another victim in the 2008 murder of her family.
In the newest issue of Ebony magazine, the Dreamgirls star reveals that Otunga’s decision to join the World Wrestling Foundation was the sole reason she was not home where her mother, brother, and nephew were murdered three years ago.
“That’s one of the things that saved my life, because I could have been home with my mom then,” she revealed. “He wanted me to come out to Florida instead of going to Chicago. I flew out to see him; that’s why I’m still here.”
She continued: “I’ve never said that before, and I can’t believe I just said that now. But I didn’t know. He was just like, ‘I’m going to this wrestling thing, and it’s in Tampa. I’m going out there now, so you can come out there and see me versus going home.”
After the tragedy, Hudson and Otunga decided to postpone their original wedding date.
“After that happened, I was like, ‘I don’t know what I want,” she said. “A lot of things have happened in my life. There are a lot of things that I need to get adjusted to before I do anything else. That’s how I feel about it.”
Hudson and Otunga have been engaged since August 2008, and they have a two-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga, Jr.