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Jennifer Hudson says visiting fiance saved her life

By Jean Bentley
Zap2it

Jennifer Hudson is beginning to open up about the family tragedy she experienced in 2008 when her mother, brother and nephew were allegedly killed by her sister's estranged husband.

Hudson recently revealed to Ebony magazine that she was supposed to be in the home too, but decided to visit her fiance, David Otunga, instead.

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"He 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," Hudson tells the magazine (via E! Online). "That's one of the things that saved my life. Because I could have been home with my mum then."

Hudson hasn't spoken much publicly about the devastating event, and seemed shocked that she even admitted that tidbit. "I've never said that before, and I can't believe I just said that now," she says. "But I didn't know."

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Hudson spoke for the first time about the murders on "Oprah" in February, saying,

"It's such a shocking thing and it's a lot to take in. It's like, 'Okay, is this real? Did this really happen? It's hard to put it in sync with reality."

She says she tries to live her life the way her mother and brother would want her to.. "My mother would be saying to me, 'Stop crying, why are you always crying?' or my brother telling me 'Jenny knock it off you gotta keep going,'" she tearfully remembers. "The only thing I can do to honor them is to make them proud."

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Jan 11, 2012 2:38PM
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She looks like a crusty old drag queen.  I have yet to hear her sing anything that doesn't sound generically R&B. Nothing original there either,  just a bunch of singing/vocal exercises that are meant to exercise your voice and are not intended as music in of itself or screwed up remakes of songs that were actually good before she trashed em'.

But that's the same story with about 90% of all "singers" these days.  She should go back to the choir and let someone with some real solo talent get some attention.

Beside, no one with any integrity or self-respect cares how fat this hack is.

Dec 1, 2011 6:25AM
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Do not be surprised if one day there's actual proof of Hudson having a hand in/green lighted her family tragedy....

 

She just so happened to go to Florida..  How convenient..  Major alibi indeed..  I'm just saying that things aren't as cut and dry as "THEY" would have us believe..  Much like Kanye West's mother's untimely/suspect death..  By all accounts Kanye West is the most despised entertainer in the country and yet he is also one of "america's" darlings in terms of popularity and earnings..  Deals are made in blood everyday..  Hudson did not win AI and yet she's an oscar winner??  A grammy winner??  Her career is more robust than most Idol winners..

 

Think about it.. 

Nov 29, 2011 6:45AM
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Do not be surprised if one day there's actual proof of Hudson having a hand in/green lighted her family tragedy....

 

She just so happened to go to Florida..  How convenient..  Major alibi indeed..  I'm just saying that things aren't as cut and dry as "THEY" would have us believe..  Much like Kanye West's mother's untimely/suspect death..  By all accounts Kanye West is the most despised entertainer in the country and yet he is also one of "america's" darlings in terms of popularity and earnings..  Deals are made in blood everyday..  Hudson did not win AI and yet she's an oscar winner??  A grammy winner??  Her career is more robust than most Idol winners..

 

Think about it.. 

Nov 28, 2011 7:17AM
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I simply could not deal with it. Figuratively speaking, I would have my head in the oven over something like this. But people like Ms. Hudson show us all what it is like when you walk with your god. 
Nov 27, 2011 5:02PM
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When we follow God 's directions  you will come out  on  top--God Bless You  and family.
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