Jennifer Hudson and her family members are offering a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her missing seven-year-old nephew Julian King, who has been unaccounted for since the grisly double murders of her mother and brother on Friday.

A rep for Hudson said that Jennifer and her family “appreciate the enormous amount of love, support and prayers they have received while she and her family try to cope with this tragedy and continue the search for Julian.”

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While family and friends mourn the tragic death of Jennifer Hudson's mom and brother, who were shot and killed Friday, support for the American Idol singer and Oscar winner continues to pour in - including from Barack Obama.

The U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, who shares the same Chicago hometown as Jennifer Hudson, issued this statement on Saturday:

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Tragic celebrity news this morning: Jennifer Hudson's mom and brother were the two victims of a fatal shooting in Chicago, the actress's publicist says.

"We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson," rep Lisa Kasteler said. "No further comment will be made at this difficult time."

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Jennifer Hudson is engaged to David Otunga.

The couple has been dating for less than one year, but you can't fight true love."I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in L.A." the former American Idol finalist's rep said. Otunga, pictured below, was actually known as "Punk" on the reality show I Love New York 2. He was rejected by Tiffany Pollard after 10 weeks on that show.

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She may not win another Oscar for this role, but Jennifer Hudson should have lots of fun as Carrie Bradshaw's assistance in the upcoming Sex and the City: The Movie.

The American Idol finalist will portray the right-hand woman to Sarah Jessica Parker's shoe-obsessed character  and is in final negotiations with the movie's producers about details of her role.

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Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson, Julian King
Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol star AND Oscar winner. No one else on the planet can make that claim. Granted American Idol has... More »
Born
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson