David Otunga works for World Wrestling Entertainment on their Kickoff Shows during pay-per-view broadcasts. During the last two years, he was calling matches on the commentary team first on Smackdown and then briefly on Raw, but he had acting commitments that kept him away from Raw, which led to Booker T taking over his spot on commentary.
When Otunga isn’t working for WWE, he’s spending time with his actress/musician fiancee Jennifer Hudson, who he’s been engaged to for nine years and the couple has a son together. I guess they really hate wedding planning huh? Anyway, Otunga is in the news this week for something amazing he did for his cousin.
Otunga has a 24-year-old niece named Kylee, who has been battling a rare disease for the last five years and that resulted in congestive heart failure according to The Blast. Kylee is currently preparing for transplant surgery. She was recently cleared by doctors to return home as long as the environment around her was sterile. That led to Otunga renting out an entire Chicago movie theater, which led to them sterilizing the theater per doctors orders and she was able to watch the movie.
Here’s how Otunga explained it to The Blast:
“My niece is Halloween-obsessed and was upset she had to spend the season in the hospital, so I promised her I would take her to see ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ as soon as she was discharged.”
Otunga posted a picture of Kylee and him in the movie theater as well as a long message about it.
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As many of you know, my niece @kyleeliaka has been in the hospital battling Congestive Heart Failure and preparing for a transplant. She was finally able to come home under specialized care and to a sterile environment. I promised Kylee that I would take her to see #Boo2 @madeahalloween as soon as she got out of the hospital. So last night, I made good on my promise and set up a special screening for Ky Ky. I rented out an entire theater so we could sanitize it for Kylee. @lisiotunga brought extra potent disinfectant and I sanitized the seats and area where Kylee wanted to sit. We were nervous the whole time, but the smile on Kylee’s face made everything worth it! Thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes. She still has a long road ahead of her, but her spirits are high! (“Spirits” see what I did there?! 👻)
That’s awesome that Otunga would do that for. It’s obviously a tough time for his niece, but having him do that by giving her a few hours to enjoy a movie she would like shows how much he cares about her.
Good luck to Kylee on her upcoming surgery.