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Jennifer Hudson Revived Her Relationship with Childhood Sweetheart James Peyton

December 15, 2007 (7:34 am) GMT
Jennifer Hudson has revived her relationship with childhood sweetheart, James Peyton, a month after she traded him in for football player Kerry Rhodes.
Jennifer Hudson

is back with her childhood sweetheart, James Peyton.

The American Idol star has revived her relationship with Peyton a month after she traded him in for football player Kerry Rhodes.

A friend close to Hudson told the National Enquirer, "Jennifer was so caught up in her own success, rising from American Idol finalist to winning an Academy Award for , that she had to leave James behind. Her family and friends thought she was making a mistake. James had been wonderful to her and it was not right to put him on the backburner after she had made it big. They discovered the spark was still there and soon they were back together."

Hudson and Peyton, a maintenance engineer, have been dating since 1999. They both hail from Chicago.

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