Thursday 30 October 2014

Video: Jennifer Hudson buys assistant house, films his reaction

Aishling Phelan

Published 03/01/2014 | 11:39

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Superstar Jennifer Hudson couldn’t gift wrap the present she gave to her long-time assistant for Christmas as she bought him a new house.

Friend Walter Williams screamed with joy when the Dreamgirls star surprised him with the extravagant gift.

Jennifer posted a short clip of her assistant’s ecstatic reaction on Instagram as he tried to cope with the shock. ‘‘My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for Christmas,’’ she captioned the video. 

The video begins with the actress standing with her assistant in her living room with a number of other people. The assistant is given papers and Jennifer watches as the stunned man read the contents of the documents. A gobsmacked Walter dropped the folder of papers he was holding and began screaming hysterically.

Jennifer couldn’t cope with all the excitement and as she turned to walk away, her assistant pounced on her with a warm embrace.

The Hollywood actress was dressed down from her usual glamorous attire, wearing a black fedora, camisole, black leggings and a fuchsia-pink shirt wrapped around her waist.

The American Idol winner sat down beside Walter as he held his hand to his chest in total amazement.

Jennifer later posted a picture of the pair playing around in the snow saying, ‘‘He dumped me in the snow y'all! That d***n Walter!!’’

The Grammy-winner has known Walter since they were classmates in the sixth grade at Yale Elementary and she has described him as her closest friend.

Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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