Who Is Dinah Simpson? Half-Sister Of Jennifer Hudson

by Manisha Tue Mar 14 2023 Updated On Wed Mar 15 2023

Dinah Simpson is a half-sister of Grammy award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson

Dinah Simpson's sisters.
Dinah Simpson's sisters. Source: Instagram

Is Jennifer Dating Anyone?

There is a rumor that Jennifer is dating rapper Common as they were spotted at several outings in 2022 and 2023

They have been friends with each other for many years. They played loved interests of each other in the upcoming thriller movie Breathe.

An insider said that after the movie was wrapped, they were still hanging out with each other. 

However, Jennifer has not confirmed her relationship. Jennifer has been single since 2017 after being separated from her ex-husband David Otunga

They tied the knot in 2007. They share a kid. 

Jennifer Hudson and Common.
Jennifer Hudson and Common. Source: Instagram


Her sister Jennifer is 41 years old.

Net Worth

Her sister Jennifer's net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

Jennifer Is An EGOT Winner

When someone wins Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, that person is called an EGOT winner, and Jennifer is one of them. 

She has won 17 awards altogether in EGOT. She posted a picture of all her awards on her Instagram. 

She joked that she introduced her awards to each other. She said her awards are getting along quite well, but Oscar has got some attitude. 

Jennifer Talked About Her Talk Show 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'

Jennifer's talk show premiered on September 12, 2022. She is the host of the show. 

She said that it was a completely different thing for her. She added she is an actress and is used to action and cut.

She said she was asking for interview terms with her crew. She was getting used to interviewing her guests. 

She said she had never imagined that she would do the daytime show. However, she said she loved that experience. Her performance was even nominated for the People's Choice Awards

Aretha Franklin Picked Jennifer To Play Aretha In Her Biopic

Aretha Franklin was a singer and songwriter. Jennifer played Aretha Franklin in the film Respect

Jennifer even got a chance to go to Aretha's childhood home. She said she met her grandkids and said it was her most beautiful experience. 

Aretha died in 2018, but she and Jennifer had a great relationship. They used to talk to each other a lot. 

She shared what her last conversation with her was. She said they talked about what she had eaten, and she sang a song to her over the phone. 

Jennifer talked to Aretha a week before she passed away. She said she was the last to hear from her and hear her sing. 

Jennifer Recalled Her Audition On American Idol

Jennifer sang a song by Aretha Franklin in her audition for American Idol.

She shared that she was participating in a singing competition, and for that, she had to prepare the best song. 

She asked who would be better than Aretha Franklin. So she decided to sing one of her songs. 

She said as a kid, she grew up listening to her, and she decided she would sing Aretha's song whenever she sings on the big stage. Although, she said she was a little nervous at that time. 

Jennifer Shared Her Experience Of Singing Solo For The First Time 

Jennifer grew up singing gospel in Church. She sang her first solo song on Easter Sunday at Church.

She sang must Jesus Bear. She said she was seven years old at that time. She said she forgot her words.

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