Jennifer Hudson first husband: Who is James Payton?

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Jennifer Kate Hudson who was born on the 12th of September 1981 is an American vocalist who doubles as an actress. In her career, she has bagged several awards for both her music and acting, encompassing two Grammy Awards, Academy Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She was brought up as a Baptist in Englewood and schooled at Dunbar Vocational High School, which she completed in 1999. She refers to the late Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti LaBelle as her biggest mentors and inspirations.

She has also attributed singer Mariah Carey as being one of her musical “mentors.” When she was 7-year-old she got her start in performing by singing with her church choir and partaking in community theater with the help of her late maternal grandmother known as Julia.

Hudson was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois, and the third and last child of Darnell Donerson (mother).and Samuel Simpson. The name of her siblings is; Julia Hudson, Dinah Simpson, and Jason Hudson.

Who is James Payton?

Jennifer started dating James Payton in 1999 when she was 18. The couple dated for 9 years and separated in late 2007 by mutual agreement.


James Payton was born on the 18th of December, 1975. He is 46-years of age.


He is married to Zoē Kemp. The couple married in 2011.


The children of James Payton are unknown.

Net worth:

He has an estimated $3 million.


The Parents of James Payton are unknown.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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