Jennifer Hudson is crushing the daytime television world with her new talk show. Guests on The Jennifer Hudson Show have ranged from the late Leslie Jordan to Laverne Cox, Terry Crews, and more. Recently her Aretha co-star Marlon Wayans stopped by, and the two showed off their undeniable chemistry. It is so strong that fans are thinking they could make a good couple.
Jennifer Hudson and Marlon Wayans have both been notoriously quiet about their personal lives. Both became stars before social media and seem to value keeping their work and private lives separate. This also allows for fans to get more involved in their work and really believe their character portrayals since they do not know much about them in real life.
Marlon Wayans has one public relationship to his credit, and that is the one with Angelica Zachary. Zachary is the mother of Marlon’s two children Amai Zackary Wayans and Shawn Howell Wayans. The duo dated for a while before tying the knot in 2005. They would eventually separate in 2013, with their relationship forming the foundation for Marlon’s self-titled sitcom on NBC. Despite whatever inspiration Marlon used for the hit sitcom, he and Angelica mostly kept their relationship private, and little is known about her outside of her one acting credit from 1988’s “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” She has no known social media.
Over the years, Marlon has been connected to several other women. Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC is rumored to have dated the comic briefly in the early ’90s. He is currently connected to a woman named Brittany Tarajha, who posted a maternity shoot with Marlon back in September. Brittany is not well known and has few images on her IG outside of the shoot. “Growing” she captured the shot of her posing with her belly facing forward while Marlon faces away from the camera. Fans congratulated them in the comments saying, “Stunning.” The post does not confirm if they are actively dating, but they are definitely getting ready to step into parenthood together.
Jennifer Hudson’s dating history has mirrored that of Marlon’s. After becoming a massive star alongside Beyonce in Dreamgirls, Hudson quickly got engaged and started a family. She was with actor and pro-wrestler David Otunga from 2007-2017. They welcomed their son, David Otunga Jr, in 2009. The circumstances surrounding their split have been kept private, including their custody arrangement. Hudson reportedly took out an order of protection against David with no further explanation other than it was in the best interest of her and her son.
In the time since, Hudson has been heavily linked to actor and rapper Common. The Chicago natives were reportedly super cozy while filming Breathe in Philadelphia over the summer. Common was one of the first to congratulate her on her new show with a very heartfelt post on his Instagram. “Congratulations @iamjhud on the birth of The Jennifer Hudson shows. You looked amazing up there. So Pure. So True. And really, really moving. And above all, so Chicago! YES YES. Chicago moves on 4ever! Blessings!”
One person took to Twitter with the inside scoop on Common and Jennifer, saying, “Word hitting the streets is that Common & Jennifer Hudson are reportedly dating. The latter turned down the former’s requests a number of times but finally gave in during their time on the set of the film, ‘The Kitchen.’ This comes after Common & Tiffany Haddish split last year.”
Word hitting the streets is that Common & Jennifer Hudson are reportedly dating. The latter turned down the former’s requests a number of times but finally gave in during their time on the set of the film, ‘The Kitchen.’— Ölele | Deep Throat Sauce🦅🎙🇬🇭 (@OleleSalvador) July 26, 2022
This comes after Common & Tiffany Haddish split last year. pic.twitter.com/pfRFTRSYcE
Whatever Common and Jennifer’s status is, he might have to look out for fellow actor and funnyman Marlon Wayans. He and Jennifer formed a close bond while playing husband and wife in the Aretha Franklin biopic. He recently stopped by her talk show to plug the film, and according to viewers, the sparks were undeniable. ‘The entire time I was watching the segment, all I could say was… ‘they make a great couple!’ Chemistry was overflowing!!!” Another said, “Marlon is a family man with a great sense of humor. JHud, that’s all you need. Live, Love and Laugh.”
In the clip, Marlon and Jennifer share a laugh before he gets distracted by her EGOT ring and begins to hold her hands and kiss them. “look at that, I told you!” he said, taking credit for manifesting her awards. Hudson jokes that her movie husbands have always predicted her awards, revealing that Jamie Foxx told her she would be winning an Oscar.
What do you think of Marlon and Jennifer being a couple?