PEOPLE Magazine landed exclusive rights to the first public photos of David Daniel Otunga Jr., the son of Academy Award-winning crooner Jennifer Hudson and her wrestler fiance David Otunga Sr.
Jennifer is in her first months of motherhood and the “Spotlight” star is opening up about her most precious moments with David Jr — who arrived Aug. 10.
“I love being nurturing and caring because I love to see other people happy,” Jennifer tells PEOPLE. “Who better to devote my time to than my own child?”
Check out the most interesting excerpts from J-Hud’s interview:
How hard was it keeping your pregnancy under wraps?“David and I were the only people who knew for a long time. I would forget I was pregnant, it was so easy. I didn’t have any morning sickness, no cravings either. I just thought, ‘Oh, well, we’ll wait until it’ll tell on itself.’ I didn’t show until I was seven months so that made it easy right there.”
Your son was delivered via C-section, what was your recovery like?
“Everybody told me how much it was going to hurt afterwards but I think I have a different tolerance for pain than others. By that night after I had the baby, I’m like, ‘Look, I can’t sit in this bed anymore. I’ve got to get up!’ I’ve been up and about since he was born. To me, the pain is no different than when you work out a muscle you’ve never worked out before and it’s sore.”
Would Jennifer like her son to become an entertainer like his Mom & Dad? “We’ll definitely encourage education. His father is an education fanatic so we definitely want him to get an education and go to school….My mom always said, ‘Whatever you want to do, I’ll support you as long as you’re happy.’ So I will do the same.”