Jennifer Hudson by Leon Bennett/ WireImage.com
has found her dream guy.
The American Idol
reject-turned-Oscar winner has gotten engaged to I Love New York 2
's David Otunga, People
"I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in L.A," Hudson's rep said.
The day was doubly special for the Dreamgirls
star as Otunga, better known as Punk, popped the question with a Neil Lane stunner on Hudson's 27th birthday.
The Chicagoans have been dating for less than a year. Hudson, whose self-titled debut album drops Sept. 30, previously dated James Payton for eight years. - Joyce Eng
See what Hudson had to say
after winning her Oscar in our Online Video Guide.