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Watch Jennifer Hudson's Gay Assistant React as She Gives Him the Best Xmas Gift Ever: VIDEO


Jennifer Hudson gave her assistant, Walter Williams, whom she has called her "closest friend and closest gay friend ever" a new house for Christmas. Hudson shared Walter's reactions on Instagram.

Wrote Hudson: "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for Christmas."

Hudson and Williams have known each other since the 6th grade.



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  1. Love her even more.

    Posted by: David C. | Jan 3, 2014 9:06:13 AM

  2. I would act like that too if someone bought me a house.

    Posted by: Art V | Jan 3, 2014 9:11:13 AM

  3. At least Mr. Williams could act happy about his Christmas gift!!! (She's the best)

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jan 3, 2014 9:22:14 AM

  4. It's nice that she bought him a house.

    But, this reminds me of the CBS series "Undercover Boss" where the multi-millionaire boss gives one of his employees $10,000 or pays for some kind of surgery.

    It always seems to me, that instead of a one time over generous gift, that the boss should be paying a living wage and have decent health care for the employees.

    Ross Perot did the same kind thing with once in a while generous offers. Meanwhile, for 99% of the other time, EDS workers were treated as slaves.

    Posted by: Continuum | Jan 3, 2014 9:25:10 AM

  5. @Continuum - My first thought was, "Is he getting paid enough to keep up on the taxes and insurance?" Getting a nice home is fine, but losing it because of the tax bill would be tragic.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Jan 3, 2014 9:32:29 AM

  6. They have been best friends since grade school. I would have done the same thing for my best friend. He is hetero and would have reacted the same way...LOL. This made me smile this morning.

    Posted by: THurts | Jan 3, 2014 9:34:13 AM

  7. How much do you people think taxes on a house are? Or do you really think if she was going to buy him a house, she is paying him so little he couldn't afford the taxes? Those are odd observations to even make. You folks are weird.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 3, 2014 9:35:53 AM

  8. @Sam - Most of us live in the mundane world and have to worry about taxes, insurance and other mandatory costs every day of our lives.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Jan 3, 2014 9:39:44 AM

  9. @Cont. Well, there goes that "look on the brighter side of life" resolution.

    Posted by: parkrunner | Jan 3, 2014 9:43:25 AM

  10. @Gregory - but almost certainly taxes plus insurance without a mortgage is going to be much less than whatever rent would be - even if he is renting in a much less desirable place (plus he has equity rather than nothing).

    Posted by: AlexBH | Jan 3, 2014 9:59:14 AM

  11. Whatever he is paying for rent I am sure will cover insurance and taxes.
    Debby Downers SMH

    Posted by: Kim | Jan 3, 2014 10:04:34 AM

  12. This made me smile as well! WTG Jen!

    Posted by: kmickeyw | Jan 3, 2014 10:14:01 AM

  13. Nowhere in the story does it mention "previously homeless assistant" so, since some are jumping to conclusions maybe instead assume she's been paying a decent wage allowing Walter to rent his own apartment?
    My first thought was Jennifer is now at a point in life where she can gift non-immediate family members with an item as wonderful as a house. For that I say good for her.

    Posted by: Michael in PS | Jan 3, 2014 10:25:51 AM

  14. Jeez, folks, can't you just be happy for the guy, and love Jennifer just A LITTLE? I'm sure she thought about what kind of house, and its expenses, before buying. If she didn't, then someone who advises her did.

    Jeez. Happy new year.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Jan 3, 2014 10:35:47 AM

  15. Wow, people really do look different without makeup.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Jan 3, 2014 11:20:01 AM

  16. The average personal assistant to a celeb makes about 60K - more if you work for an A lister. It is underpaid as you basically have no life and are working 24 hours a day. It can also be the most horrible job as you are asked to do demeaning things (not always), but yes sometimes.

    Posted by: Glen | Jan 3, 2014 12:32:54 PM

  17. @Glen, which is why it's called "personal".

    Posted by: trent | Jan 3, 2014 1:51:37 PM

  18. 'Best gay friend'...dear god. Gays really are the lowest of the low aren't they? Forever sexless personal assistants to cruel diva's. Sigh.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 3, 2014 3:46:09 PM

  19. can she any cooler? she has a good heart.

    Posted by: Bosie | Jan 3, 2014 3:58:04 PM

  20. Talk about screaming qu**n…

    But he's happy, and I would LOVE to be part of Jennifer's entourage. She is a true star.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jan 3, 2014 4:49:14 PM

  21. Perhaps he is on the deed along w her but it's Hudson's tax write-off.

    Posted by: mikeflower | Jan 3, 2014 5:35:19 PM

  22. You don't get a "write off" for buying someone else a house, even a relative.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jan 3, 2014 7:34:27 PM

  23. Most of you are a bunch of little negative trolls. All you do is sit here and knock someone for doing something nice. Quite frankly, the taxes and insurance aren't her problem and she doesn't need to consider those. She gave an extraordinary gift and if he can't afford it he needs to sell it and use the cash for something he can afford. You bitter people need to stop hating on people and get out and enjoy your life.

    Posted by: Ross | Jan 4, 2014 8:25:30 AM

  24. here here to @ROSS

    i agree

    Posted by: NOTICE | Jan 4, 2014 1:43:10 PM

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