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Jennifer Hudson buys her assistant a house for Christmas

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress/singer Jennifer Hudson attends the ceremony honoring her with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

Jennifer Hudson buys her assistant a house for Christmas

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 4, 2014

Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson gave her assistant an extraordinarily generous Christmas gift—-a house—-and his reaction has gone viral.

Hudson, who rose to fame on season three of "American Idol," and went on to win an Academy Award for her role in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls," gifted assistant Walter Williams with the deed to a home, then posted his excited, screaming reaction on her Instagram account, reports The Hollywood Reporter. After dropping the deed on the ground, he runs to a sofa where Hudson is sitting and pounces on her.
 
Hudson captioned the Instagram clip, "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for Christmas!" 
The video clip of Williams' response had garnered 24,000 likes in Instagram by Jan. 3.
 
The Chicago Tribune reports that Williams and Hudson have been friends since they were both in the sixth grade together in Chicago. No word on the location of the home she purchased for Williams.
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.