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Hudson buys new mansion

Jennifer Hudson has spent almost $3 million on a lavish Chicago mansion.

The singer-and-actress purchased the 12,000 square foot property for $2,795,000 and the impressive property comes with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a heated garage, a theatre and two laundry rooms, according to

It also comes with a luxurious kitchen space, a finished walk-out basement and cherry hardwood floors. There is also a large dining area, big lounge, a music room with grand piano and a games room.

The stunning property is located in Chicago’s south western suburb of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and will certainly have enough space for Jennifer, her fiance David Otunga and their two-year-old son, David Jr.

Jennifer, 30, recently revealed her life was saved because she chose to catch a flight to see her fiance.

The 'Dreamgirls' star went to see David fighting in a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) match at the last minute, meaning she wasn't at her family's Chicago home when her mother Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were shot dead in October 2008.

Jennifer - who also lost her seven-year-old nephew Julian King in the grisly murder spree - said: "That's one of the things that saved my life. Because I could have been home with my mom then.

"[David] wanted me to come out to Florida with him instead of going to Chicago. I flew out to see him; that's why I'm still here.

"I've never said that before, and I can't believe I just said that now. But I didn't know.

"He was just like, 'I'm going to this wrestling thing and it's in Tampa. I'm going out there now, so you can come out there and see me versus going home.' "

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