Video: Jennifer Hudson Shares Tears and Joy on ‘20/20’

Jennifer Hudson was put in the spotlight on Friday’s “20/20.” The iron-piped songstress, whose sophomore album I Remember Me arrives next week, spoke about her journey from singing in church at the age of seven to being booted from “American Idol” to her Oscar-winning performance in Dreamgirls.

She also opened up about surviving the heartbreaking tragedy that struck her family in 2008, when her mother, brother, and nephew were murdered. “God is what I feel certain about. No matter what he’s always there—always,” shared an emotional Jennifer. “I feel like that is the greatest gift that my mother—that no money, no fame, no nothing could give you at all. I could not and would not be sitting here right now this happy.”

These days she is enjoying life with her husband David Otunga and son David Daniel Otunga Jr., whom she calls her “munchkabunch.” “He’s so sweet. He loves to dance, he loves music,” she said. “If my [Weight Watchers] commercial comes on he tells me, ‘Mama, that’s my mama!’”

Despite all she’s been through, J-Hud has still managed to find her joy. “I have the greatest sadness to be sad over, but then look at the joy that I have too.”

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  1. jamie

    :( xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx such a strong beautiful talented woman , so sad xxxxxx


  2. norma

    Jennifer Hudson is truely an inspiration to millions all over the world. I love her warm spirit and very kind heart. She is truely one of the greatest vocalist of our time. Simply amazing and incredible on all levels.


  3. GRRRR



  4. Mary MCNish

    Jennifer, your mother and family is very proud of you. I love your kindness and just love to hear you sing. Please continue to thank God for carrying you through a rough storm, and continue to thank God for your many blessings. Keep the faith, for you are love by millions and we will always listen to your voice and sit back an say ” that’s my Jennifer Hudson”.. I truly hope to meet you one day….God will always be with you


  5. John J.

    Simply a class act…


  6. ri

    @john j agreed. Bless her heart.


  7. Roseheart

    I believe she has a purpose right here, right now for the world to hear and see. I totally get it when she says if it were not for God she would not be where she’s at. Great job on her new album and continue to keep the faith gurl!


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