Jennifer Hudson Opens Up About Family Tragedy on ‘Oprah’

Jennifer Hudson and Oprah Winfrey

Jennifer Hudson broke her silence on the 2008 Chicago murders of her mother, brother, and nephew in an emotional interview on today’s “Oprah Winfrey Show.” The slim singer, who has previously refused to comment on the slayings and still won’t directly address them, touched on how she got back on her feet in the wake of their untimely passing.

“I try to do everything to say, ‘OK, will my mother like this? Will she be pleased? Will she be proud of that? How do I know she’s happy and she’s smiling down at me from heaven?’” said the tearful songstress. “And that’s what I try to go by and walk by.”

The 29-year-old Grammy winner continued by explaining how she would hear the voices of her mother and brother telling her to “knock it off” and snap out of her funk. Though she seemed to be in good spirits, she’s not entirely healed. “It’s such a shocking thing,” she said. “It’s a lot to take in. It’s like, ‘OK, is this real? Did this really happen?’ It’s hard to put it in sync with reality.”

Hudson is currently prepping the release of her sophomore album I Remember Me for March 22. Watch her performance the lead single “Where You At” here.



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7 Comments

  1. Brionna

    i like j hud wish her the best and she looks great BTW

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  2. king-quez

    SHE CAN SING CIRCLES AROUND LADY GAGA THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST VOICES IN THE INDUSTRY ! AND SHE SMALLER THAN BEYONCE !…..SHE NEEDS MORE HYPE !

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  3. RNB MAFIA

    yea yea!!!!! go jen…u look GOOD!

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  4. Joan

    Good Morning:
    Yes Jennifer can sing her head off. I am so happy for her right now. She look Great. Kept it up. Can’t wait for her album.

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  5. mattsky

    She looks so amazing wow

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  6. Heminem

    She looks and sounds amazing.

    Wow 80 pounds!

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  7. Shelia

    She looks amazing, sounds amazing and her strength is amazing. I pray all good things for her life, good friends, good surroundings, a good marriage, and good thoughts.

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