He has been her friend since high school and he reeped the benefits!
Hudson and Williams met as kids while attending Yale Elementary School in Chicago. They've been through it all together.
After high school, he became her manager and tried to get her noticed by entering her in talent competitions at gay clubs, Williams told Entertainment Weekly back in 2009. He stuck with her through her "American Idol" auditions, even after she only placed seventh in the competition.
''I promised her that I wouldn't stop until the whole world saw her,'' he said. Despite all the fame, she hasn't changed. ''You know, out of all this, all the press and the accolades, she has remained true to herself. She's still the same sweet girl I met in grammar school. She's still Jennifer.''
J. HUD says she considers Williams her closest friend.