In June, we reported that American Idol Alum Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga were expecting their first child. The couple opted to keep the baby’s gender a secret until he was born.
The couple welcomed baby boy- David Daniel Otunga Jr. who weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces on Monday, her publicist confirms to Usmagazine.com.
“The baby is beautiful and perfect,” Hudson’s publicist tells Us. “His parents are ecstatic.”
Sources say, Jennifer was looking forward to starting a family with David. “I definitely want a family,” the 27-year-old told Access Hollywood earlier this year. “You know, I’m almost 30 now, so we gotta get started sometime.”
Report of Jennifer’s pregnancy came seven months following the tragic deaths of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, who were murdered last October.
We certainly wish both Jennifer and David the best with the newest addition to their family.
Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelorette revealed some interesting information regarding the cheating allegations made against Bachelorette winner, Ed Swiderski. Chris confirmed what we all suspected, that both of Ed’s exes – Lindsey JohnsonandBethany Steffen, were paid by US Magazine for revealing information about their affair with Ed.
“The problem is the two girls cashed in and took a paycheck for the story in Us, so, they kind of sold out, which is unfortunate. They sold out at the expense of Ed and Jillian,” Harrison revealed to ET. Lindsey revealed in an interview with US Weekly that she slept with Ed just 8 days after his proposal to Jillian Harris. Both exes also admit to sleeping with Ed during the taping of the show.
Even though Ed is not admitting to the affair, Harrison said “there is a shred of truth in there, which Jillian already knew about.” He continued, “But if there is a shred of truth, you can’t fight the bull!@#$, so what are you going to do? There is not much she can do.”
Jillian admitted to tearing up by the rumors. “I would never do anything mean-spirited in my life,” she said. “I’ll never say a mean thing about one of those girls even though I’m very confused why they would do something like this.”
With all the controversy and drama, both Jillian and Ed still remain a couple. “It is tough, but they are still together, they are still engaged” says Chris.
The fact that these women were paid for their stories does not negate the fact that they might be telling the truth. The time-lines and proof they provided were very damaging. Plus to my knowledge, USWeekly was going to do the story with or without their input, so it was probably in their best interest to get their “truth” out there.
Tell Us: Does the fact that the girls were paid make them any less credible to you?
In an interview with E! News, the former Star reporter referred to Jon Gosselin as a “liar” for denying their alleged romantic relationship. “We had plans to travel together, to live together, and to be together,” says Major, who dined with Jon in NYC and in the Hamptons throughout July. “He made his decision in the Hamptons. He wanted to be with me.”
According to USmagazine, Jon not only denies any romantic relationships with Kate but admits his heart is with 22-year-old girlfriend, Hailey Glassman.
In addition, Kate Major says Jon promised to break up with Hailey, which was the reason she resigned from her job with Star magazine.
“He’s the one who actually told me to quit my job… He told me he was going to Massachusetts to break up with [Glassman]. I know the truth. He knows the truth. Unfortunately, she did not.”
Kate wants Jon to man up and be honest about their “relationship”. She also says she has gotten a lot of backlash from the media since Jon denied an affair between the two, making her look like the liar.
“It’s been a nightmare. I did not want to have to do this,” she said. “I did not want to have to sell him out, but when he makes me look like a liar, a fool, and an idiot. I have to speak out.”
Kate goes on to insist she can prove they had a romantic relationship. “I was not the only one who was around when we were romantically involved,” she said. “We were holed up together. It’s not like we were just sitting there doing an interview.”
Tell Us: Who do you think is telling the truth in this Kate Majors vs Jon Gosselin saga?
TMZ is reporting today that Lisa Hartwelland her husband, former Oakland Raiders linebacker Ed Hartwell, were booted from their multi-million dollar Georgia mansion last week — after the bank foreclosed on the place. The bank sold it shortly after.
Lisa’s rep does not deny the story. The rep claims the couple was in talks with the lender to restructure the loan because the home had lost value — but that failed. They originally bought the place for $2.9 mil back in 2007 but the bank only got $1.9 mil when they resold it this month.
The rep continues, “Ed and Lisa are fine. They have settled in their [new] home, that sits on 10 acres and they OWN it!”
The first one is being reported by ExtraTV. They claim the relationship between the duo is fake and only made for TV. According to Extra, Slade reportedly approached Gretchen with the idea of creating a showmance. They say his past relationships with other “Housewives” castmembers stirs up some questions about the veracity of his romance with Gretchen. OC fans might recall Slade was previously engaged to “Housewife” Joe De La Rose and then dated Lauri Waring.
The second rumor involves pregnancy. TheDirty website is reporting today that Gretchen might be pregnant with Slade’s baby. According to thedirty, this is based on some buzz around Orange County. The Dirty website has been pretty accurate on previous reportings about the OC Housewives, so this rumor might have some legs to it.
Jillian Harris has had a rather busy week between fending of rumors of her fiance cheating and publicly defending her relationship with The Bachelorette winner, Ed Swiderski.
The couple was rumored to have broken up this weekend, but the two put up a united front as they dined at LAVO this Friday in Las Vegas.
Jillian is now once again speaking out about her relationship. She toldOK magazine that a tabloid story, “claimed Ed and I broke up, when in fact we have not even come close… I really want out of the spotlight so bad. I hate it so much.”
Interesting how certain people hate the spotlight once they start to get negative press. Most fans are still shocked that Jillian has yet to dump Ed. Perhaps she has yet to read US Weekly’s latest issue which shows detailed time-lines of her fiance cheating on her.
Then again, anyone who watched The Bachelorette would know that Jillian is very stubborn. I’m starting to think she will marry Ed and have his babies just to prove the world wrong.
When asked about the fact that Jon has admitted to starting a relationship with 22 year old Hailey Glassman in May, well before the reality show couple’s June 22 divorce announcement, Kate said, “I was shocked.” She added: “It’s very hurtful. To be very honest the most hurtful part is when his decisions directly affect the children.”
Kate also denied a rumored affair with her bodyguard, Steve Neild, and attacked her brother who has criticized her publicly.
As for the reason she continues to wear her wedding ring, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom said she keeps the ring on to make the divorce transition easier for her children.
Kate said, “Sorry, I don’t want to upset them (the kids.) I don’t want to shock them.”
Several sources have reported that The Bachelorette couple Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski broke up following all the controversy surrounding Ed’s cheating allegations. On the contrary, the “lovebirds” were spotted at Las Vegas’ LAVO Friday night having drinks and appetizers.
Speculation of their breakup came after the duo cancelled reservations at the same restaurant hours earlier. The truth behind the canceled reservation: “Ed was working late,” a source toldPEOPLE.
According to the source, both Jillian and Ed acted like any normal couple, holding hands as their entered LAVO. The couple enjoyed appetizers on the restaurant’s outdoor patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
“They just want to take things day to day and work on their relationship between them,” the source said.
TELL US – WOULD YOU BREAK UP WITH ED IF YOU WERE IN JILLIAN’S SHOES?