The reports this like Jennifer and James parted amicably, and they could have, but it sounds to me like she didn’t have any time for him once she got famous.
It could be true that she’s dating Rhodes as they were photographed out together: [Jennifer Hudson] traded the Chicago maintenance engineer for New York Jets football player Kerry Rhodes.
She also said in an interview with Giant Magazine this February that James Peyton, her boyfriend of eight years, was “her rock” and that he “supports her dreams” and that “she couldn’t ask for anything more.” There was a story this spring that Jennifer promised to marry James if she won an Oscar, and that, true to her word, they were going to tie the knot by New Year’s of this year.
James’ career was listed as “maintenance engineer,” but the fact that he was of meager means didn’t seem to bother Jennifer.
Her praiseworthy work has honored him with a huge net worth as well as a recognizable name in the industry.
Oscar winner and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson has been outspoken about the fact that she has a longterm boyfriend who is an average guy she can depend on.
She thanked her boyfriend back home in Chicago during her Oscar acceptance speech.
She’s dumped James in favor of NY Jets safety Kerry Rhodes, who can provide a mansion instead of third floor walkup.
He is “outside of show biz,” technically, although he has graced the covers of several entertainment-related magazines, has a publicist, and will appear in two upcoming films.
Being American football safety in the NFL, he was first drafted by New York Jets.