Jennifer Hudson Says Her Father Had 27 Children

Jennifer Hudson said this week her father had 27 children ― and she isn’t even close to meeting all of them.

Hudson, the talk show host and EGOT winner, discussed the importance of Sunday dinners with her son on the “Your Mama’s Kitchen” podcast.

Host Michele Norris eventually took a detour.

“Your father had a big personality. And you went with your siblings and went and found him at some point and found that you had a lot more siblings.” Norris said.

“Yes, a lot of us,” she said, laughing. “Apparently, he had 27 children,” Hudson added.

“That’s a lot of children,” Norris said.

“I’ve never met all of them,” the “Dreamgirls” star replied.

At 16, Hudson set out to find her father, whom she called “Sam,” and meet her siblings.

“It was my dream to have all of us at this grand Thanksgiving or Christmas table, and we all sit and eat together — that was my goal at 16,” she said.

Hudson, who grew up with siblings Jason and Julia, met six or seven others and discovered she was “the youngest of all of them.”

Hudson said her father’s side of the family initiated a get-together.

“When my grandma on his side passed, my siblings over there were like, ‘Y’all got a sister that can really sing. You should meet her,’” she said. “And eventually, we all came together.”

The “American Idol” alum said she wants to ensure her son David, 14, “has his cousins circle.”

Jennifer Hudson at the recent Tony Awards ceremony.
Jennifer Hudson at the recent Tony Awards ceremony. Theo Wargo via Getty Images